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:

10 Days | Literature

Ina Boesch│Research Trip

Ina Boesch is a cultural scholar, author and editor. She writes books on European cultural history and is a curator of cultural projects and exhibitions. She studied Ethnology, History and Journalism at the University of Zurich, lived in Mexico, did research in Peru and wrote her doctorate about Swiss history. For many years she worked …

Country of residency: Egypt

10 days | Music

Jörg Köppl I Research Trip

Jörg Köppl lives and works as a freelance artist and composer in Zurich. He is interested in social synchronization processes, which he explores in mostly auditory settings. He designs experimental radio and sound projects that have been performed at festivals such as Ars Electronica, Artprospect (St. Petersburg) and Bienal de Sao Paulo or on his …

Country of residency: Egypt

Visual Arts

Mai Al Shazly │Verzasca Foto Festival Residency

Mai Al Shazly, Egyptian visual artist working with photography, video, and installation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently exhibiting her collective work at Biennale Africaine de la photographie at BAMAKO. Mai focuses on the psychology of human behavior and it relationship to surrounding environmental (e.g., city’s size, urban density, location) and …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Music

Martina Lussi │ Research Trip

Martina Lussi (*1987) lives and works in Lucerne. In 2016 she received a Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice at the Bern University of the Arts after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Interpretation at the Hochschule Lucerne in 2011. Following her first sound installation, which she developed during her studies together with …

Country of residency: Egypt

10 - 23 July | Music

Basem Abuarab│Research Trip

Executive Manager of Almoharek, the first music booking agency in the Arab region, operating under Eka3. Since 2009, Almoharek represented more than 50 artists regionally and internationally, and helped shed light early on many of today’s most popular Arab artists and bands. In 2017, Almoharek booked more than 10 Arab artists regionally through international tours …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Visual Arts

Ahmed Shawky Hassan│Research Trip

An Egyptian artist and writer, born in 1989 in Ismailia, and currently living in Cairo. Shawky graduated from  Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University in 2011; and now working as a co-director of MHWLN, a working group devoted to researching and reflecting on the history of contemporary art in Egypt. Hassan just came back from Switzerland, where he met and …

Country of residency: Switzerland

April 14 - 24 | Visual Arts

Mohamed Wahba │ Research Trip

A creative illustrator who embodies the reality in sketches, Wahba was able to draw attention to him through the emergence of his talent and his ability to embody the graphics of comics that imitate aspects of people’s lives, and making you feel as you see a picture taken with a real camera. He learned the comics art with …

Country of residency: Switzerland

April 14 - 24 | Visual Arts

Ahmed Hossam │Research Trip

Ahmed Hossam, Egyptian comic artist and illustrator, born in Cairo in 1990. His start as a professional comic book artist was in 2012 as one of Comicore team. Hossam drew for many of the major publishers in Egypt including Combo and Garage magazines. Hossam worked as an artistic consultant for Egypt Comics Week Festival for …

Country of residency: Switzerland

two weeks - April 2018 | Music

Jennifer Perez│Research Trip

Jennifer Perez (November 1988 ), better known by her stage name LA NEFERA is a dominican female rapper. Born in the D.R, she came in touch with latin american sounds at a very young age and developed early a rhythmic talent what she expressed through dance until her 16th birthday. After moving to Switzerland, came …

Country of residency: Palestine

two weeks - April 2018 | Music

Eslam El-Sha’ary │Research Trip

Inspired by Persian and Indian classical music, the mountains, deserts of the planet, and incorporating rare ancient instruments, such as the Afghan Rabab, the Armenian DukDuk, the Kurdish Daf and the Persian Tar, Elshaary brings fusion and spirituality to the stage with performances that are eclectic and inspiring. A move to Sinai changed his life. …

Country of residency: Switzerland