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

Artists in Residence

Find more about our Artists in Residence:

April - June 2018 | Urban Design, Interdisciplinary

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 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

January - March 2018 | Interdisciplinary, Music

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 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

April - June 2018 | Interdisciplinary, Visual Arts

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 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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.

Country of residency: Switzerland

January - March 2018 | 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 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Jan - Feb 2018 | Interdisciplinary, Visual Arts

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.

Country of residency: Egypt

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 …

Country of residency: Egypt

4 Weeks | Performing Arts, Theatre

Miriam Coretta Schulte │ Research Residency

Theater director based in Switzerland, who is currently working in performance dance projects between Switzerland, Germany and France. In the past 5 years she became interested in the Middle East conducting visits and projects linked to Palestine, Israel and Jordan. She says about her work: «I like fictions around bodies, physical myths and relative truths. There is something …

Country of residency: Egypt

1 - 23 September 2017 | Interdisciplinary

Mohamed Abdelkarim │Research Residency 2017

Mohamed Abdelkarim, performer and cultural producer. After he had written his Master’s thesis on knowledge engagement at ECAV, Switzerland, Abdelkarim turned toward producing text-based performances. Abdelkarim, born in 1983, currently lives and works in Cairo. Among other places, his performances have been included in Guild Master of Cabaret Voltaire Manifesta 11, Zurich. PhotoCairo 5, 6 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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 …

Country of residency: Palestine

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 …

Country of residency: Egypt

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 …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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 …

Country of residency: Egypt

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 …

Country of residency: Egypt