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:

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

24 - 27 January | Visual Arts

Marwa Abu Leila │ Research Trip – Plat(T)form Winterthur

Marwa Abou Leila (born in 1977) is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Photopia: An independent photography school in Cairo. Marwa was graduated from Ain Shams University Commerce – English Section in 1999. She has been a photography enthusiast ever since. After quitting her banking career in 2011, she got together with a friend, Karim …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Visual Arts

Morgane Erpen │Studio Residency

Born in Montreux in 1991. After completing her schooling, Morgane discovers a passion for art, graphic and multimedia design. In 2012, she attends the ERACOM school in Lausanne and obtains her multimedia designer diploma as well as her artistic matura. She then enrolls in the Visual Arts department of ECAL, the University of Art and …

Country of residency: Egypt

Visual Arts

Nourhan Maayouf │ Studio Residency

Nourhan Maayouf is a self-taught Egyptian visual artist using the medium of photography and video. Her work focuses on experiences related to the home and the nature of relationships, inspired primarily by her home, upbringing, and personal relationships, topics such as communication and insecurity were captured in her work. Her practice relies on self portraits, …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Music

George Farid │ Studio Residency

Egyptian music composer, sound artist and mechanical engineer, born in Egypt (1994). His work combines tape machines, field recordings, acoustic and electronic instruments. He is known for his diversity between solo work, soundtracks for films, theater and art installations. Farid’s artistic practice examines the characteristics and dispositions of sound in various morphologies, to analyze musical …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Literature

Viola Rohner │ Studio Residency

Viola Rohner was born in Männedorf (Switzerland) in 1962. She studied German Philology, History and Theater Sicence in Zürich and Berlin. She lives in Zürich and Innsbruck (Austria) and works as a highschool teacher for German language and literature and gives creative writing classes. She writes prose and theater plays for adults and also for …

Country of residency: Egypt

Music

Phil Battiekh │ Studio Residency

Phil Battiekh is a Mahraganat DJ, producer, conceptual and visual artist and one of the first to dedicate himself to this subculture outside of Egypt. Battiekh’s upcoming compilation release “Cairo Concepts” curates and contextualises the impact and developments Mahraganat artists have made in and outside of the genre and examines the concept systems experimental artists …

Country of residency: Egypt

Visual Arts

Bassem Yousri │ Studio Residency

Egyptian artist (Born in Algeria 1980). His multidisciplinary practice ranges between creating mixed media installations in art galleries and in public space, and experimental and documentary films. Inspired by the narrative quality of Ancient Egyptian murals, Yousri’s work has a strong documentary aspect. In his different practices, he relies on humor as a tool to …

Country of residency: Switzerland