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Artists in Residence

Their Last Supper (c) Dayananda Nagaraju, December 2021

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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:

19 November -20 December 2022 | Music

Leonardo Nevari

Photo courtesy the artist Leonardo Nevari is a pianist and composer. He had been studying piano and composition at I. M. L. Boccherini in Lucca under the guide of M° R. Peruzzi and M° P. Rigacci, graduating ”summa cum laude’’ in 2015. He then attended the Master’s degree in music performance at Conservatorio della Svizzera …

Country of residency: Nepal

14 November to 3 December 2022 | Visual Arts

Indranjan Banerjee

Indranjan Banerjee (he/they) is a curator, writer and cultural producer; and is a Curator and Program Manager at Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi. He often plays the role of an interlocutor with artists and creative practitioners and thinks with creative practices that are at the intersection of visual, material and performance cultures. His engagements …

Country of residency: Switzerland

9 - 19 November 2022

Shakyla Hussain

Photo credit: FOCUS Association Shakyla Hussain (born 1985) is founder and director of FOCUS association since 2009. She has curated international artistic projects with Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Iran. Recently, she has opened the art center Mosaic Room which strengthens encounters in the field of art, foodlab and research. She has previously worked in cultural institutions …

Country of residency: India

3 November 2022 - 30 January 2023

Giulia Essyad

Photo courtesy the artist Giulia Essyad is an artist, poet, and performer. Her practice is characterized by performativity and affect. Her work usually includes photography, video, language, and performances. Essyad’s practice concerns the representation of bodies, online and IRL, and engages with the varied forms of alienation that accompany the consumption and production of body …

25 October - 29 November 2022 | Literature

Imaad Majeed

Imaad Majeed is a multidisciplinary artist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They are one part of the artist collective The Packet and VJ/DJ of Packet Radio (SUPR FM). They are Director and Curator of the trilingual performance platform KACHA KACHA. They are Project Coordinator and Co-Curator of Thattu Pattu, a platform for music from the …

Country of residency: Switzerland

28 October - 12 November 2022 | Visual Arts

Kabelo Malatsie

Photo credit George Mahashe Kabelo is a curator and organiser living in Bern. She recently became director of Kunsthalle Bern (April 2022). Her ongoing curatorial research project explores the exhibitionary mode as unlikely starting points that place incongruous practices together, to instigate other ways of making and reading the world we inhabit. As an organiser …

Country of residency: Pakistan, India

15 October - 5 November 2022 | Visual Arts

Marc Lee

Photo courtesy the artist Marc Lee focuses on real-time processed, computer programmed audio visual installations, AR, VR and mobile apps. He reflects on critically creative, cultural, social, ecological and political aspects. His work has been shown in major Museums and new media art exhibitions including: ZKM Karlsruhe, New Museum New York, MMCA Seoul, ISEA Gwangju, …

Country of residency: Pakistan

5 October-3 November | Music

Thomas Burkhalter

Photo courtesy the artist Thomas Burkhalter is an anthropologist/ethnomusicologist, AV-artist, and writer from Bern (Switzerland). He is the founder and director of Norient, the Norient Space (Norient.com), and the founder and strategic director of the Norient Festival. He co-directed documentary films (e.g. “Contradict”, Berner Filmpreis 2020 + Al-Jazeera Witness) and AV/theatre/dance performances, is the author …

Country of residency: Bangladesh, India

3 October, 2022-1 January 2023 | Music

Gilles Grimaître

Gilles Grimaître Photo credit: Didier Jordan Gilles Grimaître is a pianist, keyboardist, composer, performer and curator active in the field of contemporary creation, based in Bienne, Switzerland As pianist he is a member of the ensembles Collegium Novum Zürich, L’Imaginaire, Ensemble Lemniscate, Duo Orion and performs regularly with international ensembles and orchestras. He also founded …

Country of residency: India

1 October -31 December 2022 | Literature

Ujjwala Maharjan and Yukta Bajracharya

Ujjwala Maharjan and Yukta Bajracharya performing. Photo credit: Danish Center for Culture and Development Ujjwala Maharjan is a poet, educator and co-founder of Word Warriors, a spoken word poetry collective in Nepal, founded in 2010. Her art and teaching practice have been grounded in and influenced by her lived experiences along with what she has learnt …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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