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


Atiyyah Khan | Research trip [Basel, etc.]

Atiyyah Khan is a South African arts journalist, DJ, record collector, researcher visiting Switzerland for a research trip from 1 to 30 September 2022. She is using Basel as her base but will be moving throughout the country. Her stay is multi-faceted and connects archival research along with her work both as a journalist and …


Benjamin Jephta | Research Trip

South African bassist and composer Benjamin Jephta will be on a research trip in Basel from 19 August to 19 September 2022. During this time he plans to develop compositions and collaborations with Swiss artists already in his network and beyond. Benjamin is also interested in expanding his “Global Jazz concept”, which involves exploring a …


Andrei van Wyk | Research Trip

South African musician and sound artist Andrei van Wyk’s work focuses on hypertextuality, experimental composition, muzak and the relationship between sound, noise and music within the context of human experience. His practice moves away from sound as purely aesthetic to expand on how sound widens historical narratives. His practice incorporates sound-collage, plunderphonics and free improvisation, …


Luca Forcucci | Residency

Visual mental imagery in the sonic arts with an emphasis on the act of listening and sonic imagination has been the focus of artist and electroacoustic composer Luca Forcucci’s practice and research for the last two decades. Luca will be on residency in Ghana from 8 August to 13 September 2022 to develop his long-term …


Brian Bamanya | Research Trip

Brian Bamanya is an experimental multidisciplinary artist from Uganda who performs and records under the name Afrorack. Brian is credited as a pioneer in building DIY modular synthesizers in Africa. He will spend a month at the Swiss Museum for Electronic Music  Instruments (SMEM) from July – August 2022 for a research trip to gain …


Orakle Ngoy | Residency

Congolese slam poet and rapper Orakle Ngoy is a singular female voice in Congolese hip hop. Her lyrics highlight the realities of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo from the perspective of women. She raps about sexism and gender discrimination, and advocates for the respect for African women in general and Congolese women in …


Zagaza | Research Trip

Based in Swiss Romandie, the creative laboratory Zagaza grounds their artistic practice in merging mixed performance art with alternative approaches to understanding the contrasting spatial experiences and co-existences of creative communities in multiple social and political landscapes. Zagaza will be in Accra, Ghana for 2 weeks in April 2022 for a research trip. During this …

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Michèle Rusconi | Research Trip

Swiss musician and composer Michèle Rusconi will be in South Africa from 7 April – 8 May 2022 for a research trip to develop a collaborative music and creative nonfiction project with South African writer Glen Retief. The project, Living Relic: The Coelacanth, the Anthropocene, and Resilience in a Changing World, will take the form …


Jakob Liechti (Daddy Cabu) | Research Trip

Swiss music producer Jakob Liechti (professional name Daddy Cabu) first visited Uganda in 2006. He was immediately inspired by the immense local musical diversity, and subsequently returned on a regular basis to become more familiar with different musical traditions such as Adungu culture in the North, the vibrant Kadodi drums in the East and the …


Martin Perret | Residency

Swiss percussionist, composer and band leader Martin Perret will be in South Africa on a residency from 24 September until 21 December 2021. He is interested in learning about the country’s many musical traditions and histories from local musicians. “This residency offers the unique opportunity of deep listening: to hear and experience the myriad of …