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


Chloë Reid | Research Trip

South African writer and artist Chloë Reid and Swiss artist Rhona Mühlebach have been collaborating remotely on projects for several years. Most recently, Chloë wrote the text-based component of Rhona’s Cahier d’Artistes 2023 publication with Pro Helvetia and Jungle Books. The two artists share an interest in using fictional and narrative forms to reflect on …


Joseph Kasau | Residency

Congolese artist Joseph Kasau will be an artist in residence at La Becque, near Geneva, from 8 October – 1 December 2023. During his residency, Joseph will continue work on his ongoing project “Nakatala / Naké tala”, which reflects on his own development as an artist and explores the need to renounce the old in …


Vaughn Sadie | Research Trip

South African artist and curator Vaughn Sadie will undertake a research trip in various cities in Switzerland from 1-8 August 2023 to deepen his knowledge of the Swiss light art field. Vaughn is co-curator of Spier Light Art (SLA), South Africa’s leading light festival hosted annually at the historical Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. With …


Stefanie Koemeda | Residency

Swiss artist Stefanie Koemeda will be an artist in residence at Nirox Foundation outside Johannesburg, South Africa from 3 August to 30 September 2023. Stefanie’s work engages with the real and speculative geological traces and detritus left behind by contemporary civilizations in the future. Her sculptural work creates new perspectives on sustainability, equality, and the constructed …


Reto Steiner | Residency

Swiss stone carver and sculptor Reto Steiner will be on a residency in various locations in Zimbabwe from 17 July to 12 October 2023. His main focus for the residency is to meet and work with Zimbabwean stone carvers and learn more about the aesthetic and cultural influences of their work. Reto will begin his …


Noemi Niederhauser | Research Trip

Lausanne-based designer and artist Noemi Niederhauser will spend time in Dakar, Senegal from 12-24 July 2023 to conduct field research towards a new collaborative project titled “Noyyig Dëkk Bi” (Wolof for “pulsation of the city”). Noemi is fascinated with materials and their relation to time and history, and their endless processes of transformation. She implements …


Martin Kharumwa | Research Trip

Ugandan photographer and visual artist Martin Kharumwa has been selected to participate in the month-long “Photography and the Anthropocene” research residency programme at Photoforum Pasquart in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. For the month of July 2023, Martin will be based at the artist studio of Photoforum Pasquart to develop research and work exploring the intersection of art, …


Jumoke Sanwo | Research Trip

Nigerian culture producer and curator, Jumoke Sanwo will undertake a research trip at TaDA in St. Gallen from 11-25 June 2023 to continue her research into the entangled textile economies and trade histories between Nigeria and Europe. Jumoke’s curatorial work explores the convergence of technology, innovation, and African art, with a focus on investigating the …


School of Mutants | Research Trip

The School of Mutants is a research collective founded in Dakar in 2018 by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro and Hamedine Kane. It develops multidisciplinary inquiries on universities as nation-building infrastructure in Senegal and West Africa. Known as an important intellectual hub, Dakar has been home to important, architecturally distinct educational institutions since the colonial period. Bringing together pan-African …


Jean Luc Andrianasolo | Research Trip

Swiss-Madagascan documentary photographer Jean Luc Andrianasolo has been working between Geneva and Madagascar since 2013. He has developed several photographic projects focusing on different marginalised communities on the island. His projects explore the lasting effects of colonisation, endemic poverty and youth culture in Malagasy society. In parallel his work traces his own personal family history. …


Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.