Our Offices & Partners Abroad

For detailed information please click on the offices and cultural centres below. For further information on the headquarters in Zurich please go to: www.prohelvetia.ch

Artists in Residence

These are our current and past artists in residence.

August - September

True Story Award

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pro Helvetia Johannesburg is supporting the attendance of three writers from Africa at the True Story Award and public talks programme in Bern, Switzerland.

Country of residency: Switzerland

Lindiwe Matshikiza. Image by Noah Cohen

Lindiwe Matshikiza

Interdisciplinary performance artist, Lindiwe Matshikiza will join South African born, Zurich based artist Tracy September for a research residency at OOR Records in Zurich from 16 July to 2 August 2019. The two artists are experimenting with a form of live vocal and text-based portraiture. Using vocal archives as a way to examine complex identities, the material they have …

Country of residency: Switzerland

August

Alessandro Schiattarella

For his upcoming research residency in Cape Town, Alessandro Schiattarella will continue the research began in 2016 in collaboration with Nadine McKenzie around accessibility.

Country of residency: South Africa

August

Dorothee Kreutzveldt

Johannesburg based artist and educator Dorothee Kreutzfeldt has been selected by a jury of the Sommerakademie Paul Klee to participate in the  2019-20 edition of the Academy programme in Bern, Switzerland. The newly revised summer academy, under artistic director Tirdad Zolghadr, is a two-year programme of workshops run through the summer (beginning August 2019) within the curatorial …

Country of residency: Switzerland

August - September

FLEE Project

FLEE is a Swiss cultural engineering platform dedicated to the documentation and enhancement of hybrid cultures. Functioning as a record label, publishing house and exhibition organiser, it was founded by Alan Marzo, Olivier Duport and Carl Åhnebrink.

Country of residency: Kenya

August - September

Ed Young

Ed Young is a conceptual South African artist working in a range of media from hyperreal sculpture to scripto-visual painting, murals, video, giraffes, teddy bears and children. Recent personal projects and exhibitions include HERO at OPEN 24HRS, BAD GALLERIST – a solo presentation at SMAC Cape Town in 2018, ARTEMONTE-CARLO in 2018, CASH OR CARD …

Country of residency: Switzerland

CubeZ by Gary Soskin

August - September

CubeZ

CubeZ is a Swiss-South African trio consisting of Roland Dahinden (trombone) and Hildegard Kleeb (piano) from Switzerland and Cameron Harris (interactive electronic music) from South Africa. The trio formed out of a series of jam sessions following Roland and Hildegard’s first visit to South Africa with their project Recall Pollock. Since formalising the trio under …

Country of residency: South Africa

August

Bokani Dyer

Bokani Dyer is a multi-award winning Motswana-South African pianist, composer and producer. He was born in 1986 in Gaborone, Botswana, where many artists from South Africa, including his father, musician Steve Dyer, were living in exile during apartheid. Bokani moved back to SA as a child in 1990, and studied jazz at the University of …

Country of residency: Switzerland

July - December

Stefan Karrer

Stefan Karrer, born 1981 in Basel, lives and works in Vienna. He studied Music and Media Art (BA) and Contemporary Arts Practice (MA) at Bern University of the Arts. Stefan works with collections of found digital material from which he derives audio-visual installations and performances, video, sound and text works. During his six-month residency in …

Country of residency: South Africa

July

Miro Widmer & Silas Heizmann

In Madagascar, the most important religious festival, besides a funeral, is the so called “turning of the dead”. At intervals of several years, the bones of the deceased are taken out of the grave by the family, wrapped in fresh linen, and solemnly carried through the village accompanied by music, dancing and animal sacrifices. The purpose …

Country of residency: Madagascar