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Artists in Residence

Their Last Supper (c) Dayananda Nagaraju, December 2021

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Residencies for 2022 now closed. 

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:

September 2022

Elise Luong

Elise Luong (she/her) is French-Vietnamese-Australian. Raised in Melbourne, she holds a BFA in Photography & Video Arts from Belgium. Based in Hanoi since late 2016, she works as an art manager, writer, event manager & communication designer. In 2012, when based in Brussels, she co-founded the not-for-profit organisation Undecided Productions (UP). Since moving to Vietnam, …

Country of residency: Switzerland

September - November 2022 | Music

Ruhail Qaisar

Ruhail Qaisar is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist and producer from Ladakh, India. His work focuses on sound art and experimental filmmaking. He has been performing all over India since 2016 under his previous moniker Sister and his death-metal band Vajravarah. As a musician, he explores the confines of memory, intergenerational trauma, and the operational swarm …

Country of residency: Switzerland

4 - 21 September 2022 | Visual Arts

Rohini Devasher

Rohini Devasher has trained as a painter and printmaker, and works in a variety of media including, video, prints and site-specific drawings. Her films, prints, sounds, drawings, mappings the antagonism of time and space; walking the fine line between wonder and the uncanny, foregrounding the ‘strangeness’ of encountering, observing and recording both environment and experience. …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Music

DJ MoCity

DJ MoCity aka Mo is an award-winning selector, promoter and co-founder of South Asia’s first online community radio – Boxout.fm. Born and raised in Baghdad, he spent his early days as a hip-hop loving teenager in New Delhi. Mo is now an experienced musical tastemaker, fostering creative communities across Asia and the Middle East. A …

Country of residency: Switzerland

2 August - 3 September 2022 | Interdisciplinary

Karim Noureldin

Photo credit: Andreas Zimmerman Karim Noureldin studied at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Zurich and graduated from the Hochschule für Design und Kunst Basel HGK/University of Art and Design Basel. Based in New York from 1994 – 2001, he relocated after 2001 to Rome, 2005 to London and later Cairo. He currently lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. Working …

Country of residency: India

1 July - 27 September 2022 | Visual Arts

Sandeep TK

Sandeep TK is a lens-based artist from Thalassery, Kerala, living and working in Bangalore. His practice involves photography, text and videos which often involves himself and focuses on the idea of human relationships, space and memory through personal experience and exploration of his identity and surroundings. Read more about his research trip here.

Country of residency: Switzerland

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

17 May - 17 June 2022

Ravi Agarwal

Ravi Agarwal is an inter-disciplinary artist, environmental campaigner, writer and curator. His work bridges the divide between art and activism, to politicize the entangled questions of nature and its futures. Using photography, video, text and installation he poses questions about ecology and society, culture, urbanity etc. As an artist-researcher, Ravi has been exploring nature-human relationships’ …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Photography

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

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