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:

4 Weeks | Performing Arts, Theatre

Miriam Coretta Schulte │ Research Trip

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 …

1 - 23 September 2017

Mohamed Abdelkarim │Research Trip

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 …

Photographer: Can Rastovic

August - September 2017 | Theatre

Adel Abdelwahab │Research Trip

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 Trip

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

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 Trip

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 Trip

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

Yasmine El-Baramawy │Studio Residency

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 …

March 2017 | Theatre

Zino Wey │Research Trip

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 …