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.

April 2022 | Music

Zagaza | Research Trip

During their research trip in Accra, Ghana, Zagaza will co-create a satellite installation called Club Secrets, to examine ways to rethink “conscious clubbing spaces” that centre the creative authority and cultures of Black women and queer communities.

Country of residency: Ghana

April 2022 | Performing Arts

Zoë Binetti | Research Trip

Swiss performing artist Zoë Binetti will spend a month in Ghana continuing her artistic research and hosting performance art drawing workshops with local artists.

Country of residency: Ghana

April - July 2022 | Visual Arts

Olaniyi Akindiya | Residency

During his residency, Nigerian artist Olaniyi Akindiya aims to research the history of industrial textiles on the continent and the influence of trade between Europe and Africa on contemporary material culture.

Country of residency: Switzerland

April - June 2022 | Performing Arts

Opiyo Okach | Residency

During his residency, Opiyo Okach will continue his exploration of multidisciplinary processes at the intersections of live performance and new media.

Country of residency: Switzerland

Ursula Markus

April - May 2022 | Music

Michèle Rusconi | Research Trip

Swiss composer Michèle Rusconi will spend time in South Africa on a research trip to develop a collaborative music and creative nonfiction project that explores survival in the Anthropocene era through a metaphorical treatment of the “living fossil” coelacanth fish.

Country of residency: South Africa

April-May 2022 | Literature

Sylvia Arthur | Research Trip

Sylvia Arther is the the founder of the literary institution, Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) in Accra, Ghana. During her research trip, she hopes to visit Swiss literary museums Sylvia will visit various Swiss literary institutions to learn more about sustainability models.

Country of residency: Switzerland

March - May 2022 | Performing Arts

Collectif d’Art-d’Art | Research Trip

During their research trip, Michael Disanka and Christiana Tabaro of the Congolese collective Collectif d’Art-d’Art will develop their work Géométrie de vies which explores the theme of homecoming.

Country of residency: Switzerland

March 2022 | Visual Arts

Marc Bauer | Research Trip

Marc Bauer will be in Kinshasa for a research trip to gather personal histories from people in the LGBTI+ community for a collaborative project at the Congo Biennale.

Country of residency: DRC

March 2022 | Visual Arts

Dan Halter | Research Trip

Zimbabwean visual artist Dan Halter has invited his Swiss cousin and tailor Marc-Etienne Nicca to Cape Town, South Africa to collaborate on an artwork using unique blaudruck fabric that connects the personal and the political.

Country of residency: South Africa

February - April 2022 | Visual Arts

Dunja Herzog | Residency

During her residency in Johannesburg, Dunja Herzog is interested in furthering her exploration of sonic directions in her practice in collaboration with natural elements and local artists working in a range of disciplines.

Country of residency: South Africa