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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:

10-25 June 2022 | Critical Writing

Bhavna Kakar

Bhavna Kakar completed her BFA in Painting from Government College of Art, Chandigarh and an MVA in Art History from MS University, Baroda. Having received a JRF-UGC research fellowship, her ongoing thesis focuses on pre-modern art and Brahmanical sculpture from the Vidarbha region. She is a jury member for the Alpine Visual Arts Fellowship (2022 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

June 2022 | Visual Arts

Anita Khemka and Imran Kokiloo

Anita Khemka (b. 1972) studied English Literature at Delhi University and Visual Merchandising at La Salle, Singapore before she decided to become a photographer in 1996. She has closely followed the lives of socially marginalized and excluded groups and communities — abandoned widows, people with intellectual disability, addictions, HIV and AIDS, political minorities, sexual and …

Country of residency: Switzerland


Barnali Bose and Soumya Sankar Bose

  Barnali Bose is a film editor and designer. She studied editing from Satyajit Ray Film And television institute. Her first book as a designer, Where the Birds Never Sing (authored by Soumya Sankar Bose), was shortlisted for the Aperture Paris Photo Book Award and for the Lucie Photo Book Prize 2021. Where the Birds …

Country of residency: Switzerland

2 May - 3 June 2022 | Visual Arts

Farah Mulla

Farah Mulla is a multimedia artist based in Goa. Her background in science overlaps with her art practice that explores the perception of sound and its effects on human neurology and subjectivity. Often investigating different media, she uses the human voice, field recordings and other modes of inquiries to explore aspects of our listening experience …

Country of residency: Switzerland

2 - 30 April 2022 | Visual Arts

Adrian Notz

Photo credit: Dominique Meyenberg Adrian Notz is curator at the ETH AI Center and at the Tichy Ocean Foundation, mentor for the creative strategy and vision at the European Center for Contemporary Art in Cluj (ECCA) and Chevalier de la Tombe de Bakunin. From 2012-2019, he was artistic director of Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. He …

Country of residency: Bangladesh, India

11 Mar - 11 Apr 2022 | Visual Arts

Wenceslaus Mendes

Wenceslaus Mendes is a filmmaker with over 20 years of industry experience from Delhi, currently residing in his hometown Goa. He works in Advertising, Broadcast Television and Digital-Web, independently producing award-winning content. He is a cinematographer and editor by profession, practicing and working with multimedia and mediums. He also collaborates and works with video and technology …

Country of residency: Switzerland

1 Feb - 31 Mar 2022 | Critical Writing

Premjish Achari

Winner of the Art Writers’ Award 2021, Premjish Achari is a curator and art critic based in Delhi. Achari has started an in-depth curatorial platform called Future Collaborations aiming at theoretically and politically informed curation. Co-curator of Bhubaneswar Art Trail 2018, Achari also currently heads the programme and the editorial for the ‘Lokame Tharavadu’ exhibition …

Country of residency: Switzerland

13 Jan – 10 Feb 2022 | Photography, Visual Arts

Sagar Chhetri

Sagar Chhetri is a documentary photographer based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is interested in making works based on socio-political issues in his homeland. He is currently associated with photo.circle, a photography platform in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was a recent visiting artist fellow with Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University, just before …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Jan - Mar 2022 | Visual Arts

Priyadarshini Ohol

Priyadarshini Ohol is a multidisciplinary artist working with performance, painting, video, audio, immersive environments, text, poetry, writing and activism. Her sensitive multilayered performances play with perceptions, challenge norms, change art landscapes, create vocabularies. While her expressionist canvases betray a fierce need for artistic freedom, her art is a by-product of life, the mediums are multiple …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Performing Arts

Nicole Seiler

Nicole Seiler studied dance and theatre in Switzerland and Belgium, and went on to perform for several prestigious companies. She formed her own company in 2002. Her artistic approach is largely focused on the relationship between image and video. Her research into video and choreography has led to the creation of innovative works, dance and …

Country of residency: India

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