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


Christine Kamau | Research Trip

Christine Kamau is a Kenyan trumpeter and performing artist whose music has been described as “a wide-eared approach to jazz, paying attention to various styles without losing the jazz tonality”. She will be in Switzerland for a research trip from 3 – 30 April 2023 based at Musikerwonhaus in Basel. During this time Christine plans to …


Florian Götte | Research Trip

Swiss musician Florian Götte will undertake a research trip in Namibia from 26 March to 15 April 2023 in the context of an interdisciplinary theatre work planned for summer 2023 in Munich. The research forms part of “Traces of Memory”, a larger examination of Germany’s colonial past in “German Southwest Africa” initiated by director and …


Michèle Rusconi | Research Trip

Michèle Rusconi is a Swiss musician and composer. While on a research trip in South Africa for a project about the Coelacanth, she chanced to view a particular diorama in the East London Museum. This has inspirated her current project, “The Other Egg of the Dodo”. The new project will take the form of 50-minute …


Faizal Mostrixx Ddamba | Residency

Faizal Mostrixx is a self-taught Ugandan dancer, choreographer and music producer who has pioneered a singular Afro-futurist hybrid musical style. His infectious new sound, “tribal electronics”, weaves regional beats, instruments and moods with electronic soundscapes and hypnotic indigenous urban dances. In his music and performances, Mostrixx tells stories that explore concepts of futurism and ignite …


Annina Machaz | Residency

Annina Machaz is a multimedia and performing arts practitioner in the Swiss theatre scene. She has been creating sculptures and paper mâché masks for her performances since the beginning of her career. Annina often uses masks to explore the link between humour and the grotesque in her work, and is interested in the ways that …


Daryl Xzavier Stone | Residency

Daryl Xzavier Stone, who goes by the moniker Xzavier Stone, is an artist, producer, DJ and vocalist from Zurich, Switzerland. He first encountered music from South Africa in the early 2010s when he befriended Spoek Mathambo and Gazelle’s Xander Ferreira and Nick Matthews during their Europe tour. Nearly a decade later, Xzavier created the score …


Alicja Pilarczky | Research Trip

Basel-based violinist and performer Alicja Pilarczyk will undertake a research trip in Kenya from 7 February to 9 March 2023 in preparation for a project titled “Corpuscle”. The research and project focus on different cultural practices around loss and mourning. The subject of the research is inspired by Alicja’s personal story. In her early childhood …


Fabio Hendry | Residency

Swiss designer and material researcher Fabio Hendry is interested in disruptive approaches to industrial manufacturing. He will be an artist in residence at plan-b, a makerspace by hFactor, in Lagos from 4 February to 4 March 2023. Fabio’s company and label Hot Wire Extensions (HWE) is premised on a recycling-conscious process that uses the waste …


Ann Mbuti | Research Trip

Ann Mbuti is a Zurich-based independent writer in the field of contemporary art and culture on topics that carry the potential for social change. Since 2020 she has been working on mythologies, because storytelling has been a way of sensemaking for centuries. Ann is interested in the notion of contemporary mythologies – the stories that …


Zagaza | Shap Shap Residency

Zagaza is a creative laboratory and incubator created by a collective of four Afro-descendant women artists from French-speaking Switzerland. The collective works to democratise inclusive spaces that centre, heal and celebrate people from marginalised communities through the production of festive events and reflective spaces, particularly for people of African descent with a history of colonisation, …