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.


Roger Sarr

ANNOUNCEMENT: Senegalese dancer Roger Sarr has been selected to attend this year’s Seminar in Avignon from 13-21 July 2019. Roger began dancing in 2010, training at Ecole des Sables in Senegal, at the CDC La Termitière in Burkina Faso and later at the Château in his home city of Saint-Louis. In 2016 Roger joined the …

June - July | Music

Ronan Skillen

Born in Northern Ireland in 1980, Ronan Skillen began playing music at the age of 10 with classical French horn. At the age of 16 he was introduced to the didgeridoo, which was his first significant experience with improvised music and prompted many collaborations with other likeminded musicians. Over time Ronan developed a strong rhythmic …

Country of residency: Switzerland

June | Dance

Nadine McKenzie

Nadine Mckenzie is a qualified integrated dance teacher, receiving training by Alito Alessi at the ImpulsTanz International festival in Vienna in 2010. She has been nominated for numerous accolades and awards, receiving a Tribute Award in 2013 and an Imagine award in 2018. Nadine has produced many works as a performer/ teacher in a wheelchair …

Country of residency: Switzerland

June | Music

Andreas Tschopp

Andreas Tschopp, one of Switzerland’s most in-demand jazz trombone freelancers, will once again be on residency in Makhanda (Grahamstown), South Africa, where he‘ll play in a number of performances from 28 – 30 June during the 2019 Standard Bank Jazz Festival. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Andreas began playing the trombone at age eleven. In 2003 …

Country of residency: South Africa

May | Multi-Disciplinary


#GoldendeanIsComing Dean Hutton has been invited on a week-long professional exchange residency in Switzerland from 13-19 May 2019 where they plan to develop connections and engage in cultural exchange with LGBTQI+ art activists and non-profit organisations in Basel, Genève and Bern. Facilitating Dean’s tour will be multi-disciplinary practitioner Marcel Schwald, whom they met whilst presenting …

Country of residency: Switzerland

June - September | Performance Art

Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja

Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja is a performer, educator and writer with practice and research interests in embodied and spatial archives in movement formation. Mushaandja is also a PhD artist at the Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies and the Archives and Public Culture Initiative at the University of Cape Town, researching Oudano Praxis. Mushaandja’s residency is …

Country of residency: Switzerland

May | Dance

Lovatiana Rakotobe and Maria Tembe: Communication with Dance

Lovatiana Rakotobe and Maria Tembe first met during the programme Watch & Talk at the Wildwuchs Festival in 2017. During this residency programme a number of international young and emerging artists were invited to Basel to attend the festival and discuss the works and their own artistic approach. Here, Maria and Lovatiana started to get …

Country of residency: Switzerland

February - October | Visual Arts

Uriel Orlow

Uriel Orlow has been invited by the curator of the upcoming edition of the 2019 Lubumbashi Biennale Sandrine Colard to develop a new work. Orlow will continue his investigation of the botanical world as a stage for politics and history through research and project development in Brussels and the DRC during the course of 2019, …

Country of residency: DRC

April - June | Visual Arts

Hilary Balu

A trained painter, Hilaire Balu Kuyangiko (born in 1992) lives and works in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Balu completed a degree in Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa and collaborates with Kin Art Studio (KAS) in Kinshasa. Following his graduation from art school, in 2016 Balu immersed himself in …

Country of residency: Switzerland

April - June | Visual Arts

Georgia Munnik

Georgia Munnik is a visual artist from Johannesburg. She graduated with an MFA from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Norway in 2015. Munnik returned from Norway in 2017, where she lived and practiced as an artist and is currently based in Johannesburg. Munnik works between the fields of visual arts, curating, writing, pedagogy and queer social …

Country of residency: Switzerland