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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:

17 November - 20 December 2020 | Visual Arts

Bruno Steiner | KYTA | Home-Not-Alone Residency 2020

Bruno Steiner is an artist based in Basel, Switzerland. Since his youth Bruno Steiner has been in the field of illustration. Posters and postcards were his first self-made tasks. The dynamics of lines, shapes and spaces form the basis of his drawing language and are an irreplaceable means of communication. Whether analogue or digital, he can draw, …

Country of residency: Switzerland

1-15 September 2020

Nele Dechmann | Research Trip | Home-Not-Alone 2020

Nele Dechmann lives and works in Zurich. She moves in a niche area between art and architecture, investigating what architecture means for society. A special focus lies on how global systems and local realities create architectural form. A school in rural Madagascar was made by communicating with the local workers through axonometric projections, not unlike instructions …

Country of residency: Switzerland

13 November - 23 December 2020 | Visual Arts

Aziz Hazara | Studio residency 2020

Born in Wardak in Afghanistan, Aziz Hazara works across mediums including photography, video, sound, programming languages, text and multimedia installations, exploring questions of identity, memory, archive, conflict, surveillance and migration in the context of power relations, geopolitics and the panopticon. His works have been shown internationally including at: the Tapies Foundation, Barcelona Spain; 22nd Biennale …

Country of residency: Switzerland

14 September - 12 October 2020 | Critical Writing

Blessy Augustine | Art Writers’ Award | Home-Not-Alone Residency

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 …

Country of residency: India

1 September - 31 December | Visual Arts

Dharmendra Prasad | FICA residency | Home-not-alone residency

Winner of the 2019 Emerging Artist Award, Dharmendra Prasad is an artist based in Guwahati. Dharmendra has a BFA in Painting from Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Guwahati. He also did his MFA in Painting from the SN School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad. He has been part of Artist Residencies such …

Country of residency: India

15 August 2020 - 15 November 2020 | Interdisciplinary, Visual Arts

Layla Gonaduwa | Home-not-alone residency

Layla Gonaduwa is a self-taught, interdisciplinary artist, who has moved towards a more conceptual art practice in the last five years. Her concepts are inspired by the politics of human perception, personal journey of self and corporeal memory through a cathartic creative process. Layla’s work history includes enamel sculpture, woodcut print, paintings, video performance, installations, …

Country of residency: Sri Lanka

April 2020 | Music

Fortunat Frölich

Fortunat Frölich is a well-known Swiss composer in the contemporary classical music scene. He studied at the Universities of Arts in Zurich (Switzerland), Naples (Italy) and Leipzig (Germany). The music of Fortunat Frölich is committed to neither a particular school nor style. Using a broad palette of musical and stylistic methods, reflecting his personal musical development, …

Country of residency: Switzerland


Fazal Rizvi | Home-not-alone residency 2020

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 | Art Writers’ Award 2020

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

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