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Artists in Residence

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Artists

April - June 2018 - Urban Design

Yasmine El-Meleegy │Studio Residency 2018

Yasmine is an Egyptian artist with an interdisciplinary approach; she currently works on sculpture, video, and media installations. Her latest project “Perpetual Repair in the ‘Progressive’ City” focuses on the role played by the concept of repair in the reconstruction of individual memory and renovation of a city’s urban infrastructure. She is exploring the relationship …

January - March 2018 - Interdisciplinary

Yara Mekawi │ Studio Residency 2018

Yara is a Cairo-based electronic music composer and sound artist. A prolific artist and scholar, Yara‘s sonic bricolages draw inspiration from the flow of urban centers and the infrastructure of cities. She is concerned with the philosophy of unique architecture, its history and its connection with the surrounding emptiness. She extracts the musical conversation of the …

April - June 2018 - Interdisciplinary

Marianne Fahmy │ Studio Residency 2018

An Alexandria-based visual artist, Marianne is working on interdisciplinary research studies related to urbanism, politics and history. Her main interest is in undocumented historical narratives and the inaccessibility to archives, where she finds material for creative additions. Fahmy is working on creating narrative related to urban and social life by researching documents, archives, books, and …

March - April 2018 - Literature

Karoline Kamel │Studio Residency 2018

Karoline is a writer and journalist with focusing on minority groups. She has published numerous articles and short stories about her travels, women’s issues, and social problems in Egypt. Kamel is interested in continuing her writing career in travel literature and is currently working on her first novel.

Visual Arts

Ahmed Mansour │ Studio Residency 2018

Ahmed is a visual artist living between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, most recently preparing an MFA degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts – Graphic Design department entitled “Installation Art as an Access to Three Dimensional Ads Design”. During the past 10 years, Mansour worked on many projects and participated in a number of workshops …

Jan - Feb 2018 - Interdisciplinary

Celine Burnand │ Studio Residency 2018

Celine is a visual artist and performer; her work comprises charcoal drawings and videos that focus on re-enacting or repeating existing gestures. Burnand‘s artistic practice investigates analogies between different times, places, and personas, seeking out group attitudes or patterns that reveal parallel psychological or emotional states across diverse cultural settings.

March - May 2018 - Visual Arts

Esther Ernst │ Studio Residency 2018

Esther Ernst, born in 1977 in Bale and lives between Berlin and Solothurn. She studied at the Art Schools in Zurich, Bale, Hamburg and at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Eenst is a visual artist with focus on architecture and urban planning, specifically the relationship between the city and the vitalizing stories of people. She …

Photographer: Can Rastovic

August - September 2017 - Theatre

Adel Abdelwahab │Research Residency 2017

Egyptian Theater director, curator and culture manager based in Alexandria City, Egypt. Since 2006, Abdelwahab worked as a Project Manager in various culture organizations, then he founded “Hewar Independent Theater Company”. In 2012, he initiated “Theater Is A Must” Independent International Theater Forum for Contemporary political and socio-political theater   together with Hewar Independent Theater Company …

August - September 2017 - Dance

Mounir Saeed │ Research Residency 2017

Mounir Saeed, Egyptian Contemporary Dancer, who started his physical training with football, as goal keeper for 5 years. After joining a Contemporary Dance workshop at Studio Emad Eldin, Saeed decided to be a Dancer! In 2009, Saeed presented his first solo work in “El Leaba”, a modern dance festival where he won the encouragement award. Saeed attained in a …

September - October 2017 - Visual Arts

Heba Khalifa │Studio Residency 2017

Heba Khalifa Born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1977, Heba Khalifa is a multimedia artist, photojournalist and painter. After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo in 2000 with a Diploma in decorative cinema and theater she also studied at the high institute of art critics. Not satisfied by artistic tools alone she started …

May 2017 - Visual Arts

Susann Wintsch │ Research Residency 2017

Swiss artist and curator was invited by Forum Schlossplatz to curate the exhibition “880 m above sea level” with artists from Palestine, and present current art works that are enriched by additional information about the Palestinian art scene such as portraits of art spaces and interviews with artists and curators. The exhibition is planned as …

July 12 to August 17, 2017 - Music

Marcel Gschwend “Bit-Tuner” │Research Residency 2017

Born and raised in St.Gallen, Bit-Tuner works and lives in Zürich today. He’s been producing electronic music with computers, mpcs, synthesizers, bass guitars and a fleet of analogue effect gear. He has a fondness for samples from old records, movies and has also been discovering field recording lately. Bit-Tuner works with heavy beats, blown up …

June - December 2017 - Music

Yasmine El-Baramawy │Studio Residency 2017

Egyptian music composer, oud player and sound artist, based in Cairo; who started playing music at a relevant late age following her childhood passion yet she could catch up very fast with learning, performing, and making music. However, Yasmine plays one of the world’s oldest instruments “Oud”, she manages to work with a curious blend …

April 2017 - Visual Arts

Virginie Rebetez │Studio Residency

Swiss visual artist Virginie Rebetez, based in Lausanne (CH); Her photographic work is shown regularly in museums, galleries or festivals in Switzerland and Europe, and is published in different cultural magazines as well as photographic blogs and reviews. Rebetez has received, these last 3 years, numerous awards from art institutions; La Fondation Leenaards (CH), Prix …

March 2017 - Theatre

Zino Wey │Research Residency 2017

Swiss theater director born in Basle in 1988; since the season 14/15, Zino Wey has worked as a freelance director at the Münchner Kammerspielen, the Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Nationaltheater Mannheim, the barracks Basel, the theater Winkelwiese Zurich, the Ballhaus Ost Berlin and the Literary Colloquium Berlin / Maxim-Gorki-Theater Berlin. He regularly implements his own projects …

October to December 2015 - Visual Arts

Sandrine Pelletier │ Studio Residency 2015

Visual artist. Born in 1976. Lives and works in Brussels.

10 days - Visual Arts

Gilles Fontolliet │ Studio Residency 2016

Visual artist. Born in 1981. Lives and works in Switzerland. Research Residency: Jordan.

Theatre

Isis Fahmy & Benoit Renaudin │ Research Residency 2015

Isis Fahmy, Swiss theater Director and Dramaturge born in 1986; living and working in Switzerland Benoit Renaudin, Swiss Journalist and Designer, born in 1987, based in Switzerland  

Visual Arts

Raphael Cuomo & Maria Iorio │Research Residency 2015

Swiss Visual artists, based between Geneva and Berlin. The research residency was carried our in Egypt and Tunisia, preparing a visual art project with Egyptian and Tunisian artists  

Two weeks - Music

Jacques Siron │Research Residency 2015

Swiss Musician. Born in 1949. Lives and Works in Switzerland.  Siron is fascinated about Cairo, therefore he carried out his research residency in Cairo which resulted a long project and collaboration with El Warsha group, a documentary about Cairo, and a theater performance in 2017.

March - June 2015 - Visual Arts

Goran Galic & Gian-Reto Gredig │ Studio Residency 2015

Visual artists. Born in 1977 & 1976. Live and work in Zurich.

March - June 2015 - Visual Arts

Noha Mokhtar │ Studio Residency 2015

Swiss Visual artist, born in 1987. Lives and works in Switzerland. Studio Residency: Egypt.

Two weeks - Interdisciplinary

Giovanni Carmine │ Research Residency 2015

Curator. Born in 1975. Lives and works in Switzerland.  

Two weeks - Visual arts - 2015

Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier │ Research Residency 2015

Visual artists. Born in 1985 & 1982. Live and work in Zurich. Research Residency: Egypt & Lebanon.

Alex Mezmer & Reto Mueller

Visual artists. Born in 1968 & 1974. Live and work in Pfyn. Research Residency: Egypt