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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:

November 2018 - January 2019 | Photography

Shirana Shahbazi | Studio Residency 2018

Born in Tehran, Iran, Shirana Shahbazi studied photography at the at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich. As a visual artist working in the medium of photography, she has always sought to explore the boundaries and limits of the medium. Most of her initial work was created by travelling, and this was followed …

Country of residency: India

17 September - 22 October 2018 | Music

Lucien Dubuis & Regula Schwab | Research Residency

Swiss musicians Regula Schwab and Lucien Dubuis  together form Krond-flast, mixing different musical horizons from baroque to future rock including jazz, classical, ethnical, and spiritual influences. The duo also tend to privilege soft mobility, for example by bike as they did for the zomerjazzfietstour in Groningen Holland. The objective of this residency is to bring, share and receive the …

Country of residency: India

June - August 2018 | Interdisciplinary

Marcel Zaes | Studio Residency 2018

Marcel Zaes (*1984 in Berne, Switzerland), is an artist and performer-composer. He holds an M.A. in Music & Media Arts from Berne University of the Arts, an M.A. in Music Composition from Zurich University of the Arts and has additionally completed private composition studies with Alvin Curran in Rome and with Peter Ablinger in Berlin. …

Country of residency: India

13 August - 4 September 2018 | Performance Art

Imran Nafees Siddiqui | Research Residency 2018

Imran Nafees Siddiqui, a performing and visual artist from Islamabad Pakistan has been awarded a Research Residency by Pro Helvetia from 13 August – 4 September 2018. About Imran Nafees Siddiqui Performing and Visual Artists, Social Activist, Theatre Director in Islamabad Pakistan Imran Nafees Siddiqui is an artist (performing & visual) and social activist who …

Country of residency: Switzerland

27 April - 23 July 2018 | Visual Arts

Moonis Ahmad Shah | Studio Residency 2018

Moonis Ahmad, born in Srinagar Kashmir is an interdisciplinary artist who works with hybrid practices involving mediums like video, photography, painting, programming and installation. He has shown his work at various exhibitions nationally and internationally such as his solo show at Founders Gallery University of Melbourne 2018, Rohtas Gallery Lahore in (Dec-Jan) 2016-17; Group Show …

Country of residency: Switzerland

8 Feb - 4 May 2018 | Music

Stefan Keller | Research Residency

Stefan Keller was born in Zürich in 1974. He first studied Oboe at the Musikhochschule Zürich, then composition at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin, as well as music theory and electronic music. From 2006 to 2016 he had a teaching assignment for music theory, analysis and orchestration at the Adademy of Music …

Jan - Feb 2018 | Literature

Shahnaz Bashir | Research Residency 2018

Shahnaz Bashir was born and brought up in Kashmir. His essay, ‘A Crackdown in Natipora’, was anthologized in Of Occupation and Resistance – Writings from Kashmir. He teaches narrative journalism and conflict reporting at the Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar. He is a gold medalist in journalism from the University of Kashmir. Shahnaz was also …

Oct - Dec 2018 | Visual Arts

Cop Shiva (B.S. Shivaraju) | Studio Residency 2018

Cop Shiva (B.S. Shivaraju) was born in Bangalore in 1979. Cop Shiva began his artistic journey by joining the alternative art collective 1 Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery in Bangalore as a coordinator for this space. A member of the Karnataka Police Department since 2001 (which is also where he derives his artistic name) Cop Shiva, has …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Dec 2017 - Feb 2018 | Visual Arts

Samuel Herzog | Studio Residency

Swiss artist, Samuel Herzog, also known to be the Managing Director of HOIO, the first import company for products from the fictitious island of Santa Lemusa, is in India on a Studio Residency. Samuel Herzog has been the senior visual arts editor at the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” since 2002. Samuel will be travelling extensively across …

Dec 2017 - Jan 2018 | Literature

Laurence Boissier | Research Residency

Laurence Boissier is in India for the Sangam House Residency after which she will participate at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka and the New Delhi World Book Fair in India. Laurence Boissier was born in 1965 to a Swiss father and British mother. She lives and works in Geneva. She is a graduate …

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