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Artists in Residence

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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 © Hetal Chudasama | 2015 | iaab Basel]

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

October - December 2016 | Visual Arts

Marie Velardi | Studio Residency 2016

Residency location: Delhi & Mumbai Partner organisation: Freelance Marie Velardi was born in Geneva, Switzerland. She lives and works in Geneva and Paris. Her work has been exhibited in France, Germany, Belgium and Italy. In 2014-2015 she represented Switzerland at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India. She has won various awards; among them the ‘2015 Scholarship of …

Country of residency: India

3 March - 30 May 2016 | Visual Arts

Shaunak Sen | Studio Residency 2016

Residency location: Bern Partner organisation: PROGR, Bern Shaunak Sen is a filmmaker, video artist and scholar based in Delhi. ‘Cities of Sleep’ is his first feature length documentary, funded by the Films Division of India. He has edited various other documentary and experimental fiction/non-fiction films. Shaunak, a recipient of the Digital and Social Media Fellowship …

Country of residency: Switzerland

January - April 2016 | Performance Art

Corinne Maier | Studio Residency 2016

Residency location: Bangalore Partner organisation: 1 Shanthiroad, Bangalore Swiss director Corinne Maier studied Cultural Sciences and Aesthetic Practice at the University of Hildesheim in Germany until 2009. Since then she has remained committed to creating her own performances in a range of contexts, including a series of solos on the philosophy she has devised. Corinne …

Country of residency: India

10 October 2016 - 15 December 2016 | Music

Michael Pelzel | Studio Residency 2016

Residency location: Chennai & Goa Partner organisation: Freelance A freelance composer and performer, Michael Pelzel also serves as a parish organist in a church in Zurich. He conducts music theory classes at Music Universities of Bern and Basel and workshops in composition at the Universities of Johannesburg (University of the Witwatersrand) Stellenbosch and Pretoria (South …

Country of residency: India

2 November 2016 - 2 February 2017 | Music

Lukas Mantel | Studio Residency 2016

Residency location: Chennai & Delhi Partner organisation: Freelance Born 1982 in St. Gallen, living in Zürich, Switzerland. Lukas started his musical career as a DJ in a Hip Hop context and changed to drums at the age of 17. Main influences are afro-american music as well as electronic and folcloric styles from all over the …

Country of residency: India

Dec 2016 | Music

Saadet Türköz | Research Residency 2016

Born in 1961 in Istanbul, Saadet Türköz is a Kazakh-Turkish singer and composer who currently lives in Switzerland. She grew up in Istanbul, where she first worked as a journalist and translator. Türköz’s first recordings were influenced by the folk music of her homeland, East Turkestan; in recent years, her repertoire has widened to include …

Country of residency: India

September 2016 | Visual Arts

Nandita Palchoudhuri | Research Residency 2016

Nandita Palchoudhuri is a social entrepreneur Curating and Consulting internationally, in the field of Indian Folk Art Craft and Performance Practices. Ex-Chairperson – Trustee on the board of the India Foundation for the Arts headquartered in Bangalore, and a member of the Ford Foundation – International Initiative for Social Philanthropy, Nandita’s work creates cutting edge …

Country of residency: Switzerland

September 2016 | Design

David Abraham | Research Residency 2016

Creative director of ABRAHAM & THAKORE, David Abraham, the Singapore born designer is constantly searching for the simplest way to express complex design ideas. He is focused on conceptualising and reinventing the A & T story each season to keep it contemporary, directional and relevant both in India and internationally, where it is sold in …

Country of residency: Switzerland

29 August - 16 September 2016 | Visual Arts

Aparna Rao | Research Residency 2016

A part of the Bangalore-based artist duo Pors & Rao, Aparna Rao works with electro-mechanical systems and interactive installations. With the clever use of technology, Aparna creates art installations that let people experience familiar objects and interactions in refreshingly humorous ways. Her work encourages participation rather than spectatorship. By combining high-tech and high-art, she imbues …

Country of residency: Switzerland

5 - 24 November 2016 | Visual Arts

Samit Das | Research Residency 2016

Born in 1970 in Jamshedpur, Samit Das began his formal artistic training at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 1994, where he continued on to do his Masters degree two years later. In 2000, he participated in the Associate Student Post Graduate Program at the Camberwell College of Art, London. Das was the recipient of the BRIC …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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