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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:


Fazal Rizvi

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

19 - 30 January 2020 | Literature

Marion Regenscheit | Research Trip 2020

Marion Regenscheit is the organiser of the Literature Festival BuchBasel in Switzerland. She holds a Master’s in German Literature and Media Studies from the Universities of Basel and Berlin, and a Master’s in Library Science and Information Management from the University of Zürich. She worked at the University Library of Basel before taking up her …

Country of residency: India

10 - 31 January 2020 | Theatre

Vereinslokal Utopia | Research Trip 2020

Seraina Dür studied performing arts at the Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK). Her works are at the interface between theater, performance and fine art. Christin Glauser studied performing arts at the Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK). In her work she focuses on socio-political processes and poses the question of possibilities and limits regarding political activism in artistic works. Since …

Country of residency: India

1 January - 2 February 2020 | Dance

Christoph Leuenberger | Research Trip 2020

Christoph Leuenberger studied acting at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (USA) and dance and choreography at the School for New Dance Development (NL).  Based in Bern as a freelance choreographer and performer, Chris collaborates with different artists in various contexts and constellations, keeps developing his own work and performs for others. Read more about Christoph’s …

Country of residency: Myanmar

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