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.

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

January 18 -January 21 | Visual Arts

Marcus Kraft

Swiss artist Marcus Kraft works with public art and visual art. He has published two pop-art books, including “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow” and “Don’t Talk Just Kiss”, billed as pop-music wisdom. Marcus has exhibited the work from these two books in numerous cities, and he will be exhibiting as part of the Fresha Festival …

Country of residency: South Africa

6 - 10 February | Dance

Quito Tembe and Jay Pather

Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, with Pro Helvetia Zurich, supports Contemporary Dance professionals working in Africa, to attend Swiss Dance Days 2019. They are Quito Tembe of Iodine productions, and Kinani Dance Platform Maputo; Qudus Onikeku of QDanceCentre and DanceGathering Lagos; Jay Pather of the Institute for Creative Arts Cape Town. From 6 to 9 February 2019 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

9 - 14 February | Music

Africa, what’s up?

From 9th to 14th of February, SHAP SHAP will gather a group of South-African and Geneva-based artists for a one-week creative residency during Festival Antigel in Geneva. This second edition of the residency aims to pursue the conversation initiated in 2018 by CUSS and SHAP SHAP about new creative and production processes, international mobility, togetherness, …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Visual Arts

Lekgetho Makhola

Lekgetho Makhola has been invited by Pro Helvetia to participate in the 2019 edition of the Plat(t)form project of Foromuseum Winterthur as an international expert/respondent in this special annual presentation of portfolios of young European photographers. Makhola is the director of the Market Photo Workshop, a prestigious training and development organisation working in the photographic …

Country of residency: Switzerland

January - March | Visual Arts

Emilie Ding

Born in 1981 in Fribourg, Switzerland Emilie Ding, borrows the language of forms and elements taken from the fields of architecture and civil engineering in her practice. “So far my practice has strongly referred to the theories as well as consequences and failures of the modern architectural avant-garde. Mostly I find inspiration in specific sites …

Country of residency: South Africa

February - March | Multi-Disciplinary

Lineo Segoete

ÉdouardJacottet, 1858-1920, was a Swiss missionary who lived and worked in Lesotho for 36 years. Jacottet wrote many books including the first SeSotho grammar book, he played a pivotal role in the 1906 Conference on Sesuto Orthography, which decided on the orthography still used in Lesotho today. Writer and researcher,  Lineo Segoete, intends to trace …

Country of residency: Switzerland

February - April | Multi-Disciplinary

Valentina Pini

Born in 1982 in Ticino, Switzerland, Valentina Pini lives and works in Zürich. She studied Fine Art in Geneva (HEAD), Akademie der bildenden Künste Vienna and she graduated in 2015 with an MA in Sculpture at Royal College of Art, London. Pini has a fascination with reaction and evolution of materials, alchemy and phenomenological experience. …

Country of residency: South Africa