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


Marilú Mapengo Námoda | Research Trip

Mozambican performance artist and activist Marilú Mapengo Námoda will spend the month of November at Kaserne Basel, Switzerland, carrying out research, meeting with other artists and developing work with local partners. The focus of the research trip is the continuation of a collaboration with Swiss choreographer and dancer Teresa Vittucci that started last year at …


Jessica Huber | Home Not Alone Residency

Jessica Huber works as an artist in the field of the performing arts and is a founding member of mercimax, a theatre group and performance installation collective, based in Zürich. Over the past several years her work has been focusing on practices of exchange, sharing and collaboration – and on how to create spaces where different …


Serge Diakota | Home Not Alone Residency

Serge Diakota lives and works in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. His multimedia art incorporates elements of painting, drawing, sculpture and photography with materials salvaged from everyday life such as plates, plastic tables and bottle caps. Serge’s interest in working with “trash” aims to give these discarded objects a second life by re-imagining them into …


Dunja Herzog | Research Trip

Dunja Herzog lives and works between Lagos, Berlin and Basel. Her work is influenced by the effects of colonial history on personal narratives, bodies and materials, which come together in mindful and poetic installations. In February – March 2020 she will spend time in Lusaka, Zambia on a research trip to develop possible future collaborations …


Mats Staub | Research Trip

In March 2020, Swiss artist Mats Stuab will spend two weeks in Tanzania based at our Regional Mobility partner Nafasi Art Space to develop content for his ongoing Death and Birth in My Life project. The project was initiated in 2018 during a research trip in South Africa, and last year Mats spent time in …


Rudi van der Merwe | Research Trip

South African born, Geneva based performance artist Rudi van der Merwe will spend two weeks at the Ebhudlweni Arts Centre in rural Mpumalanga working with the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC) dancers. During this research trip Rudi will be reworking his piece Blue Moves, originally created in 2018 at the ADC in Geneva. Blue Moves was conceptualised as …


Meloe Gennai | Residency

Meloe Gennai is a Geneva-based poet, performer and artivist. Their work centres imaginaries from disabled, neurodivergent, mad, transgender cultures. For the first phase of their residency in February 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa, Meloe aims to connect, exchange and collaborate with other poets of mixed heritage to explore different histories and identities. “I am …


AFRICA, WHAT’S UP? | Festival Residency

This year the Antigel Festival in Geneva celebrates a decade of bringing international music and performances to unusual venues across the city in the dead of winter. For the fifth year running, SHAP SHAP is organising the curated music and performance residency platform, AFRICA, WHAT’S UP? within the context of the festival. SHAP SHAP’s Mélanie …


Dominique Lämmli | Research Trip

Dominique Lämmli is a practicing artist, philosopher, researcher and educator. She holds a professorship of Drawing & Painting at the Zurich University of the Arts, co-founded and co-runs the independent research FOA-FLUX, co-heads the independent studies Art & Society and writes on working with art in social contexts and art practitioner research. In the eighties, …


Agathe Tamo Djokam | Residency

Agathe Tamo Djokam is a Cameroonian dancer, choreographer and founder of the company Agathe Djokam and the association Corpo Symbiose. Agathe’s choreography is based on ongoing research into a technique called Djibi Badjep (Go and Return) which involves reflection on the body in a process of construction-deconstruction-reconstruction. Her background training is in hip-hop dance, which …