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


Fabio Hendry | Residency

Swiss designer and material researcher Fabio Hendry is interested in disruptive approaches to industrial manufacturing. He will be an artist in residence at plan-b, a makerspace by hFactor, in Lagos from 4 February to 4 March 2023. Fabio’s company and label Hot Wire Extensions (HWE) is premised on a recycling-conscious process that uses the waste …


Svenja Plaas | Research Trip

Swiss illustrator Svenja Plaas will spend time in Tambacounda and Dakar, Senegal in January 2023 for a research trip to develop drawings and text for her book project, On cligne une fois et tout a changé.  In her work, Svenja is fascinated by people and their narratives. “The process of drawing is a door, creating …


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. …