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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. >>

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:

Nov - Dec 2021 | Visual Arts

Sandev Handy

Sandev Handy is an artist, curator and art educator based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He currently serves as the Assistant Curator to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka, is one part of an artist collective called ‘the Packet’ and is a co-curator for the House of Kal, Colombo as part of the …

Country of residency: Switzerland

October - December 2021 | Visual Arts

Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury

Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury’s interdisciplinary practice plays with different languages – ranging from installation, assemblage, movement, video, collage, sculpture, found footage, experimental film – to conjure multifaceted artistic universes. As an inter-media artist, he creates space with still and moving content, archival and contemporary imagery. The work process is intuitive, adaptive, fluid and ongoing and influences …

Country of residency: Switzerland

October - December 2021 | Visual Arts

Dayananda Nagaraju

Dayananda Nagaraju hails from the South Indian state of Karnataka. He grew up observing the realities of farming and the rapid changes that have been imposed on it by contemporary life.  These observations are part of what has always motivated his artwork. Central to Nagaraju’s work are large complex drawings representing the interwoven complexity of …

Country of residency: Switzerland

12 July - 8 August 2021 | Visual Arts

Shirin Shaikh | Research Trip 2021

Image: Shirin Shaikh with her mural on leopards. Photo credit: Mukesh Trivedi Originally from Mumbai, Shirin Shaikh is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator currently living in Switzerland. As one of India’s first female graffiti artists, she has pioneered murals, graffiti, and installation all over India for NGOs, residencies, and commercial clients. Educated originally as a …

Country of residency: Switzerland


Jacqueline Poloni | Studio residency 2021

Jacqueline Poloni (they/them) is an experimental live musician, arranger and DJ who goes by the moniker Yanatan Ministry. Working within Europe and abroad, Jacqueline weaves between club spaces and free-form settings and art spaces. Jacqueline has a BA in Fine Arts from the ZHdK and has had a self taught musical education. Listen to Yanatan …

Country of residency: Sri Lanka

30 May - 4 July 2021 | Photography, Visual Arts

Debashish Borah | Verzasca Foto residency

Debasish Borah (b.1987) is a visual artist and photographer from Assam, currently based in Rennes, France. His practice is an attempt towards understanding the negotiations of indigenous societies with concepts of decolonisation, citizenship, and propaganda. He is interested in mundane micro-histories, found-objects and vernacular photography. Co-founder of Leh based art space and small batch publishers …

Country of residency: India

April - October 2021 | Interdisciplinary

Habib Afsar | Studio residency 2021

Habib Afsar is a Pakistani-Swiss artist and social animator‚ with an international background in health and development. His interests are therefore broad and cover areas like cultural exchange‚  public spaces and community art‚ peace building‚ community development and arts-based research. His work is resource oriented‚ i.e. it is geared towards facilitating people to identify and …

1 March 2021 - 4 April 2021 | Interdisciplinary

Susann Wintsch | Research trip 2021

Based in Zurich, Susann Wintsch is a curator and art critic. Over fifteen years ago, she founded Treibsand projects to present works by artists from West Asia. The first projects, which featured artists from the former Yugoslavia, Iran, and Turkey, were presented on DVD. Each volume in the series examined a major art scene and sought to …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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