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:

January - March 2018

Ahmed Mansour │ Studio Residency

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 …

Jan - Feb 2018

Celine Burnand │ Studio Residency

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.

March - May 2018

Esther Ernst │ Studio Residency

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 …

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 …