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Artists in Residence

Bricks - Birender Yadav at Studio Residency at Rote Fabrik
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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. >>

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

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

1 September - 31 December | Visual Arts

Dharmendra Prasad | FICA residency | Home-not-alone residency

Winner of the 2019 Emerging Artist Award, Dharmendra Prasad is an artist based in Guwahati. Dharmendra has a BFA in Painting from Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Guwahati. He also did his MFA in Painting from the SN School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad. He has been part of Artist Residencies such …

Country of residency: India

15 August 2020 - 15 November 2020 | Interdisciplinary, Visual Arts

Layla Gonaduwa | Home-not-alone residency

Layla Gonaduwa is a self-taught, interdisciplinary artist, who has moved towards a more conceptual art practice in the last five years. Her concepts are inspired by the politics of human perception, personal journey of self and corporeal memory through a cathartic creative process. Layla’s work history includes enamel sculpture, woodcut print, paintings, video performance, installations, …

Country of residency: Sri Lanka

April 2020 | Music

Fortunat Frölich

Fortunat Frölich is a well-known Swiss composer in the contemporary classical music scene. He studied at the Universities of Arts in Zurich (Switzerland), Naples (Italy) and Leipzig (Germany). The music of Fortunat Frölich is committed to neither a particular school nor style. Using a broad palette of musical and stylistic methods, reflecting his personal musical development, …

Country of residency: Switzerland


Fazal Rizvi | Home-not-alone residency

Fazal Rizvi is an interdisciplinary artist based in Karachi, Pakistan. His inquiry rests somewhere between the personal, the social and the political. Having spent a few years thinking about the sea and its borders, histories and materiality, he also keeps returning to the personal and the familial as a place of trigger. Rizvi is also a …

Country of residency: Pakistan

Critical Writing

Blessy Augustine

Blessy Augustine is the winner for Art Writers’ Award 2019-20. An art writer based in Delhi, Augustine completed an MFA in Art Writing from the School of Visual Arts, New York and a Masters in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is the recipient of the 2017 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical …

Country of residency: Switzerland

1 - 25 February 2020 | Visual Arts

Tara Lasrado | Research Trip 2020

Tara Lasrado is an independent curator and producer, currently working for the Crowther Lab, ETH Zürich, an interdisciplinary research group developing a fundamental and holistic understanding of global-scale ecology in order to understand and address climate change. “I am interested in what role art, culture and pedagogy play in addressing and mitigating the changing climate. …

Country of residency: India, Bangladesh

8 - 13 February 2020 | Interdisciplinary

Gaurav Somwanshi | Research Trip 2020

Gaurav Somwanshi is CEO & co-founder of EmerTech Innovations Pvt Ltd. He graduated from IIM Lucknow and is a computer science engineer. He has worked extensively with Chhattisgarh where he conducted the state’s first pilots using Blockchain for e-governance, land record management, health record management, and other use-cases. He also conducted the state government’s first ever Blockchain Hackathon, and is a …

Country of residency: Switzerland

26 January - 7 February 2020 | Literature

Philipp Theisohn | Research Trip 2020

Author and literary critic, Philipp Theisohn is Professor of Contemporary German Literature at the University of Zurich. His current research focuses, among other topics, on futurological fiction and literary creation in the digital age. He is also currently working on a book about the poetics of fascism. Photo credit: Ayse Yavas Read more on his …

Country of residency: India

17 January - 2 February 2020 | Interdisciplinary, Literature

Marc Lee and Markus Kirchhofer | Research Trip 2020

Marc Lee   Markus Kirchhofer Marc Lee creates network-oriented interactive art projects: interactive installations, media art, internet art, performance art, video art, augmented reality (AR) art, virtual reality (VR) art and mobile art. He is experimenting with information and communication technologies and within his contemporary art practice, he reflects critically creative, cultural, social, economic and political …

Country of residency: India

15 January - 27 February 2020 | Photography

Thuma Collective | Studio Residency 2020

Yu Yu Minth Than self-portrait Photographers YuYu Myint Than and Shwe Wutt Hmon are part of the Myanmar women’s photography collective, Thuma Collective. Yu Yu Myint Than is a Myanmar documentary photographer based in Yangon. Previously a staff photographer at The Myanmar Times she now focuses on longform photo documentaries. Yu Yu co-runs Myanmar Deitta, …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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