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.

July - August 2022 | Literature

Andrea Keller | Residency

Swiss writer Andrea Keller will initiate a new project during her residency in Gabon that contemplates how we tell the story of our collective future.

Country of residency: Gabon

July – December 2022 | Visual Arts

Urs Aeschbach | Residency

Swiss visual artist Urs Aeschbach will spend his 6-month residency in South Africa between Johannesburg and Cape Town and hopes that the new contexts will inspire fresh perspectives in his work.

Country of residency: South Africa

July - September 2022 | Visual Arts

Grant Jurius | Residency

During his residency, South African multimedia artist Grant Jurius will be developing a project that explores the concept of urban surfaces embodying layers of narratives.

Country of residency: Switzerland

July - August 2022 | Music

Brian Bamanya | Research Trip

Ugandan multidisciplinary artist and DIY modular synth maker Brian Bamanya will spend a month at the Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments (SMEM) for a research trip to gain inspiration and deepen his knowledge in the field.

Country of residency: Switzerland

July 2022 | Literature

Anton Krueger | Research Trip

During his research trip, South Africa writer Anton Krueger plans to write a series of short paradoxical parables inspired by images from the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne.

Country of residency: Switzerland

June 2022 | Multi-Disciplinary

Malose Malahlela | Research Trip

Malose Malahlela, co-founder of Keleketla Library, was in Basel for a research trip to engage with institutions and organisations in the context of the Drill Hall Arts Advocacy Project.

Country of residency: Switzerland

May - June 2022 | Visual Arts

Greg Niemeyer | Residency

Greg Niemeyer will continue his ongoing Water Archives project during his residency in Kenya and Egypt, spending time documenting local water sites and stories about water resources.

Country of residency: Kenya

May - July 2022 | Design

Arafa Hamadi | Residency

During their residency, Tanzanian designer Arafa Hamadi hopes to collaborate with queer/femme artists to create immersive physical installations based off their 3D designs.

Country of residency: Switzerland

April - June 2022 | Performing Arts

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi | Residency

Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] will be an artist in residence in Bern to develop a project titled “Ill-E-Girl BODY” which questions the criminalisation of “bodies” that stray outside of heteronormativity to express their own sense of being and spirit.

Country of residency: Switzerland

April - June 2022 | Music

Orakle Ngoy | Residency

During her residency in Switzerland, Congolese slam poet Orakle Ngoy will extend her feminist network and develop collaborations with local musicians for her upcoming album.

Country of residency: Switzerland