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Artists in Residence

Their Last Supper (c) Dayananda Nagaraju, December 2021

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Far from home, away from one’s own studio, familiar environment and every-day routine, new ideas and projects can arise, and art can evolve in a different and unexpected direction.

Pro Helvetia, together with its liaison office in India offers Swiss art practitioners the possibility of a residency in South Asia. In return, artists from India and the adjoining South Asian countries are given an opportunity to come to Switzerland for a residency stay.

List of South Asian artists awarded residencies in Switzerland. >>

List of Swiss artists awarded residencies in South Asia. >>

To view pictures and text on artists awarded residencies by Pro Helvetia New Delhi click here.

[Photo © Birender Yadav | Rote Fabrik, Zurich, 2019]

Find out more about our current and past artists-in-residence:

23 Jan - 31 Mar 2023 | Music

Gil Schneider

Photo credit: Ellie Lizbeth Brown Gil Schneider is a Swiss composer and producer based in Berlin. Their works are a tightly woven, non-linear yet soaring experiences of music’s potential to create new dance forms. Overlapping percussions, atmospheric sounds, dipping in and out of genres and timelines, GIL surprises the audience with their approach to movement. At times diverging far …

Country of residency: Sri Lanka

7 Jan - 7 Feb 2023 | Visual Arts

Maya Minder

Photo credit Alexandra Carusi Maya Minder is an ‘Eatartist’ working at the intersection of culinary production and critical thinking about global practices and entanglement of different food cultures. Her research trip to India is devoted to histories through food by its very materialistic and pragmatic approach to the daily practice of preparing, cooking, eating and …

Country of residency: India

4 Jan - 31 Mar 2023 | Visual Arts

Aqui Thami

Photo courtesy the artist. Aqui Thami is an Indigenous artist based in Mumbai. She uses social exchanges and develops safe spaces to position art as a medium of healing in community. She is a founding member of Dharavi Art Room, Bombay Underground, and Sister Library. Read more about her studio residency here.

Country of residency: Switzerland

23 Dec 2022 - 14 Jan 2023 | Literature

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Photo credit: Peggy Kaplan Alexandra Bachzetsis is a choreographer and visual artist, based in Zurich (CH). Her practice unfolds at the intersection of dance, performance, the visual arts and theater, generating a conflation of the spaces in which the body, as an artistic and critical apparatus, can manifest. This fundamentally interdisciplinary approach is reflected in …

Country of residency: India

23 Dec 2022 - 21 Jan 2023 | Visual Arts

Damian Christinger

Photo credit: Rita Zurbrugg Damian Christinger (*1975, Zurich) studied Global Art History and Intercultural Studies. He now works as an independent curator, writer and lectures at different institutions on transcultural theory and practice, the Anthropocene and indigenous knowledge. His main focus is on the construction of “the Other” in intercultural relations, the nature/human dichotomy in …

Country of residency: India

17 Dec 2022 - 10 Jan 2023 | Interdisciplinary

Robin Meier Wiratunga

Artist and composer, Robin Meier Wiratunga tries to understand the emergence of thoughts and ideas, be it for people, animals, flocks, algorithms or rivers. With a bag of tricks from sound, science and sorcery he composes thinking tools he never quite manages to master. His investigations have been conducted internationally, with partners including Palais de Tokyo, Centre …

Country of residency: India

Dec 2022-Feb 2023 | Visual Arts

Florine Leoni and Jannik Giger

Florine Leoni is a Swiss artist engaged in interdisciplinary, long-term and collaborative projects at the intersection of art, film, photography and performance. Leoni’s artistic practice focuses on exploring and exposing the hidden structures and influences of social and psychological constructs, which are linked to spatial entities and are interwoven with the web of human existence. …

Country of residency: Switzerland, Sri Lanka

9 Dec 2022-17 Jan 2023 | Visual Arts

Stefanie Knobel

Photo credit: Esther Nora Mathis Stefanie Knobel grew up in Switzerland and first studied dance, language and choreography in Bern, Giessen and Paris before working in Fine Arts. Her work pursues a polyphonic breathing that catches up with the technogenic substances in our alienated bodies and brings forth future imaginaries that have yet to be …

Country of residency: India, Bangladesh

3 November 2022 - 30 January 2023

Giulia Essyad

Photo courtesy the artist Giulia Essyad is an artist, poet, and performer. Her practice is characterized by performativity and affect. Her work usually includes photography, video, language, and performances. Essyad’s practice concerns the representation of bodies, online and IRL, and engages with the varied forms of alienation that accompany the consumption and production of body …

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