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

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Thando Mangcu | Residency

Thando Mangcu is a South African performer, director and writer. She will be an artist in residence at Théâtre du Grütli in Geneva from 29 August to 27 November 2022, during which time she looks forward to working and being part of the creative community at Grütli. “This residency will be an opportunity to expand …

01.09.2022
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Koleka Putuma | Research Trip

“The Theatre of Beauty” is a research project by Koleka Putuma, an award-winning South African theatre practitioner, writer and poet, that investigates the relationship between plant medicine and storytelling. It is a work in search of connections between ancestry, history, memory, and practices of storytelling. It is also a work in search of the tensions …

22.08.2022
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Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi | Residency

As a multidisciplinary artist whose work draws inspiration from vulnerability, femme identity, blackness and queerness, Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] is interested in exploring new experiences that come with the human body in relation to strange sites, alien objects, toxic materials and unfamiliar sounds. Va-Bene will be an artist in residence at PROGR in Bern, …

22.04.2022
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Zoë Binetti | Research Trip

Based in Bern, Switzerland, Zoë Binetti’s performance art practice weaves together the visceral poetry of bodies, objects and space. She will spend a month in Ghana from 4 April to 4 May 2022 to continue her artistic research through movement. In January 2021 Zoë  was invited to take part in the perforcraZe International Artist Residency …

04.04.2022
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Opiyo Okach | Residency

Opiyo Okach is a dancer, choreographer and interaction designer based between Kenya and France. His work explores the ways in which we perceive and relate to each other, construct and transgress frontiers across our differences of body, culture, geography, conviction. In recent times Opiyo has been developing multidisciplinary processes at the intersections of live performance …

25.03.2022
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Collectif d’Art-d’Art | Research Trip

The Kinshasa based Collectif d’Art-d’Art will spend a month in Switzerland from 19 March to 3 May 2022 at Kaserne Basel to develop their project Géométrie de vies. Géométrie de vies tells the story of Michael Disanka’s and Christiana Tabaro’s return to their childhood towns to retrace the curve of their lives. It is a story …

23.02.2022
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Buhle Ngaba | Residency

Buhle Ngaba is a multi-award winning South African actor, writer and speaker. She combines these art forms in order to find new forms of expression and ways for herself to exist within established art forms as a black female artist with a distinct new voice. Storytelling is at the centre of her practice, informed by …

12.01.2022
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Agathe Tamo Djokam | Residency

After almost a year’s delay due to the pandemic, Cameroonian dancer and choreographer Agathe Tamo Djokam will be in Geneva, Switzerland for the second phase of her residency. This follows a first phase in January 2020 in the context of the Africa, What’s Up? platform during the Antigel Festival. In November and December 2021, Agathe …

18.10.2021
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Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja | Research Trip

In 2019 Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja was an artist in residence in Basel, Switzerland where he spent three months conducting intensive research at the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, the Namibian Resource Centre and Southern African Library in Switzerland, focusing on acoustic and visual archives from and about Namibia. The research framed two public events: a roundtable discussion focusing …

25.08.2021
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Kieron Jina | Residency

Kieron Jina works in the fields of performance art, choreography, theatre-making, and video art to tell stories that are underpinned by activism, explore societal themes and challenge stereotypes to captivate, activate and alter audiences’ minds. He works in a multi-layered way, and his point of departure when making new work is his immediate environment, which …

03.08.2021