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:

Lars Willumeit | Research Trip

Lars Willumeit (b. 1974, Frankenthal/Pfalz, Germany) is an independent curator, author, and art educator based in Switzerland. He is currently a curator at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne. With degrees in Social Anthropology (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Curatorial Studies (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), his interests are in photography, documentarisms, regimes …

Country of residency: Lebanon

Magdy El shafee │ Research Trip

I am an Alien, a space alien landed in a location known as Libya.. but my family had to live in Egypt because they are Egyptians ..for more than half a century i am watching, recording and trying to comprehend that weird creature; the humankind. I send some stories about this in comics form or …

Country of residency: Switzerland

13 - 21 July 2019

Line Itani I Seminar Avignon

 Line Itani graduated from the Lebanese American university with a bachelor’s degree in audiovisual studies. Her senior film Brine (أُجاج) screened at the 24th European Film Festival in Beirut as part of the Lebanese Students’ Short Films category. Line has also directed a physical performance, shown during Masrah al-Madina’s Mishkal Festival in 2016. Line is interested in both …

May 25 - June 15

Nadia Halouani & Mohamed Chamseddine Batal │ Research Trip

Nadia HALOUANI (Architect, and member of the sailing stones Festival & residency team) and Mohamed Chamseddine Batal TEMANI, (Electro-mechanical engineer, and member of the scenography/logistics team of the Sailing Stones festival & residency).


Darja Stocker │Research Trip

Darja Stocker, born 1983 in Zürich, studied “Scenic writing” at the “Universität der Künste Berlin” (2012). Her plays were translated in many languages and were staged in over 30 theaters. Since many years, Stocker is writing on the base of research. Her main topics are structural violence and resistance movements. She did mostly research in …

Country of residency: Algeria, Tunisia

Visual Arts

Rayelle Niemann │ Research Trip

Rayelle Niemann, born in Frankfurt/Main, Germany; studied Nutrition, Art, Film – and Video History, in Zurich, Switzerland, since1984. Niemann is a Freelance curator and cultural producer. Her projects revolve around the research on social phenomenon spaces/places, created by, and provided for, the human being and the arising reciprocal influences and effects. Between 2003 and 2012 …

Country of residency: Lebanon

March 30 - April 30 | Visual Arts

Engy Aly │Research Trip

A Cairo-based graphic designer, born in 1982. Aly holds an MFA in Graphic Design the University of Illinois in Chicago and an MA from the Basel School of Design in Switzerland (FHNW HGK/UIC). Aly’s work is focused on a selective clientele of entrepreneurs as well as cultural institutions and projects. She also produces her own personal …

Country of residency: Switzerland

6 - 9 February | Dance

Jadd Tank │ Research Trip – Swiss Dance Days

Jadd Tank’s passion for choreography and dance lies in the exploration of boundless possibilities in which objects, bodies and events relate to each other: the Spaces we create and the identities that Spaces create for us. Jadd has performed internationally with his own work and those of Omar Rajeh | Maqamat, Alias Guilherme Botelho, Marcel Leemann, …

Country of residency: Switzerland

6 - 9 February | Dance

Aly Khamees │ Research Trip – Swiss Dance Days

Aly Khamees, born in Cairo (Egypt). Growing up in a local area (Matareya) he enjoyed street dance, this passion led him to a general desire for dance and he has decided to become a dancer. Years later he joined a street theater team “Hala”, and had a golden chance to have direct contact and interactions with the people in the streets. …

Country of residency: Switzerland

6 - 9 February | Dance

Aurélien Zouki │ Research Trip – Swiss Dance Days

Aurelien was born and grew up in Lebanon. After his theatre studies in Paris, Aurelien worked as an actor with different directors such as Gilles Zaeppfel, Bruno Thircuir, Jean Bellorini and Nathalie Garraud. He performed also in choregraphic creations in France and Italy where he was an interpreter on Rafaella Giordano’s piece « Cuocere il …

Country of residency: Switzerland