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


Anke Zürn | Residency

Swiss visual artist Anke Zürn will be on residency in Senegal in May and July-August 2022, during which time she will initiate her new project BLUE GOLD, exploring indigo traditions worldwide. Her new long-term project “THE BLUE HERBARIUM” materializes her research process on indigo dye plants, merging materials collected during her residencies and research trips. …


Urs Aeschbach | Residency

Swiss visual artist Urs Aeschbach has been awarded a 6-month residency in South Africa from July – December 2022 through the annual open call issued by Atelier Mondial in Basel. He will split the residency between Johannesburg and Cape Town and hopes that the new contexts will inspire fresh impulses in his work. Having recently …


Grant Jurius | Residency

South African multimedia artist Grant Jurius primarily produces works that take place in public spaces. During his residency at Atelier Mondial in Basel from July to September 2022 he will be developing a project that explores the concept of urban surfaces embodying layers of narratives. Titled “Animal Skin”, the project started with a series of paintings …


Greg Niemeyer | Residency

Greg Niemeyer is a Swiss born, US based data artist and Professor of Media Innovation in the Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley. In his work, large datasets and data streams are raw materials for visual and sonic experiences that tell important stories about urbanization processes, drought and climate change. During his residency from 19 …


Olaniyi Akindiya | Residency

In his work, Nigerian artist Olaniyi Akindiya, aka Akirash, is interested in exploring the invisible systems of power that govern everyday existence. Working across mixed media painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, sound and performance, Olaniyi says his work is about “the journeys of everyday life. I tell stories that address issues that affect us all …


Marc Bauer | Research Trip

From 14-21 March 2022, Swiss artist Marc Bauer will be in Kinshasa, DR Congo on a research trip for the first stage of a collaborative project he is developing for the Congo Biennale in September 2022. The trip will afford Marc the opportunity to meet Kin ArtStudio and Congo Biennale curator Vitshois Mwilambwe and begin …


Dan Halter | Research Trip

In the framework of a 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 a unique textile artwork that relates to their family history. The project emerges from a residency Dan participated in at CAT Cologne in 2017 where he …


Dunja Herzog | Residency

Dunja Herzog lives and works between Basel, Lagos and Pretoria. Her work is influenced by the effects of African – European history on personal narratives and materials, which come together in mindful and poetic installations. Dunja was an artist in residence in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2009 through the Atelier Mondial international residency exchange programme. …

Masimba Sasa

Uriel Orlow | Research Trip

In January-February 2022 Swiss artist Uriel Orlow is returning to Dakar, Senegal to pick up his research and production of a new work at the Musée d’art africain Théodore Monod, which will be exhibited in May 2022, during the Dakar Biennale, as part of an exhibition curated by Malick Ndiaye and Emmanuelle Cherel exploring the …


Matheline Marmy | Research Trip

Geneva-based artist Matheline Marmy will spend two weeks in Cape Town, South Africa in February 2022 focusing on mineral and geological aggregations specific to the region, observable examples of biomineralization and fossilization processes. The research trip unfolds in the context of an existing artistic dialogue and tandem exchange with South African artist Antonia Brown, and …