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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:

October - December 2017 | Design

KreativKonsum | Studio Residency 2017

KreativKonsum comprises of Swiss product designers Carina Fischer and Lukas Baumgartner, who are based in Winterthur, Switzerland. Carina and Lukas realise projects in the fields of product development, user centred design, game and educational design, scenographic design and graphics. They work on both commissioned products as well as on their own projects. They are very passionate about their work and enjoy …

Country of residency: India

1 - 28 October 2017 | Visual Arts

Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya | Research Residency

Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya are based in Kolkata, India and work together as an artist duo, primarily with photography and video. Madhuban studied English Literature and holds a Ph.D in Cultural Studies. Manas studied cinematography after completing his M.A. in Comparative Literature. Their work engages with time and memory, transience and detritus, notions of …

Country of residency: Switzerland

3 October - 28 December 2017 | Visual Arts

Julius John Alam | Studio Residency

Julius is a Lahore based artist. He received a BFA from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2013 and an MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2016, where he studied on a Fulbright Scholarship. His work has been shown in various shows in Lahore, Karachi, Dubai, Philadelphia and New York. He …

Country of residency: Switzerland

30 October - 26 November 2017 | Visual Arts

Krishnaraj Chonat | Research Residency

Krishnaraj Chonat is a Bangalore based artist working in sculpture, sainting, public art installations and various other media. Through intense research and a strong ecological consciousness that pervades most of his recent projects, Krishnaraj explores many facets of our modern existence analysing geographical and environmental change brought about by an unprecedented interest in the ‘tourist …

Country of residency: Switzerland

4 September - 1 December 2017 | Visual Arts

Renuka Rajiv | Studio Residency

Renuka Rajiv is an artist based in Bangalore. She did a diploma in Digital Video Production from Srishti School of Design, Bangalore, India(2007). She did a Bachelor of Fine Art, Printmaking from VCA, Melbourne (2010). She has participated in several group shows – The Brunswick Show, CBD, Melbourne (2010); EggEggEgg, White Elephant Artist Space, Brunswick, …

Country of residency: Switzerland

21 - 27 August 2017 | Visual Arts

Gayatri Sinha | Research Residency

Gayatri Sinha is an art editor, critic and curator. Her primary areas of enquiry are in gender and iconography, media and the study of classical texts. She is the founder of criticalcollective.in, India’s first web based archive and news magazine on art. As curator she has worked with photography and video art from archival and …

Country of residency: Switzerland

21 July - 4 September 2017 | Visual Arts

Gayatri Ganju | Research Residency 2017

Gayatri was initially drawn to photography by her love for peoples stories. Her practice was driven by her need and ability to connect with her subjects. As her work developed, focus shifted and she found herself drawn to landscapes and the environment. She began to look at spaces as her subjects. Currently, she feels like …

Country of residency: Switzerland

2 - 7 May 2017 | Critical Writing

Belinder Dhanoa | Research Residency 2017

Belinder Dhanoa is a writer and artist. She also currently teaches Creative Writing at the Postgraduate level at the School of Culture and Creative Expression at the Ambedkar University, Delhi. She has an MFA in Art Criticism from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda, and another MA in Visual and Cultural Studies from the …

Country of residency: Switzerland

6 - 20 May 2017 | Visual Arts

Ruxmini Choudhury | Research Residency 2017

Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Ruxmini Choudhury is a curator, art writer, researcher and bilingual translator. Currently with the Samdani Art Foundation, Ruxmini is doing extensive research on the artist initiatives from all over the country for the newly launched Samdani Artist Led Initiatives Forum. As part of the Dhaka Art Summit team, she worked as …

Country of residency: Switzerland

6 - 20 May 2017 | Visual Arts

Abhijan Gupta | Research Residency 2017

Abhijan Gupta is a curator, working with the Dhaka Art Summit ’18, and with the Paris-based curatorial collective, Council. Recent projects include ‘You Cannot Cross The Sea Merely By Staring At The Waves’, at the Krinzinger Projekte and ‘8688’, at Project88, with Diana Campbell Betancourt, and ‘The Manufacturing of Rights’ (Ashkal Alwan, Beirut; Contour Biennale …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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