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Pro Helvetia Shanghai promotes creative exchange between Switzerland and China. We offer Swiss art practitioners the possibility of a three-month residency in China. In return, artists from China are given an opportunity to go to Switzerland for a studio or research residency stay. Listed below are our current and past artists in residence in the areas of the visual arts, design and interactive media, music, theatre and dance.

Check out Quotes from previous Chinese artists who returned from their residency programs in Switzerland. For updates and progress of our artists-in-residence for the year 2017 and 2018, please view our newsletter.

Jan.15-Apr.15, 2019 | Visual Arts

Chen Haishu | 2019 Residency

Nationality: China Residency location: Winterthur Partner organization: Villa Sträuli Chen Haishu was born in 1986 in Fuzhou, China and is now based in both Berlin and Karlsruhe, Germany. Chen focuses on the critical analyzes of condition of existence, social perception and collective memory in our modern society, especially under specific geo-political and natural conditions, and …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Jan.3-Mar.29, 2019 | Dance

He Qiwo (ErGao) | 2019 Residency

Nationality: China Residency location: Zurich Partner organization: Rote Fabrik He Qiwo (ErGao), multi-media dancer/choreographer whose work uses dance, film, installation and other creative strategies, graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He founded ErGao Dance Production Group (EDPG) in 2007 in Guangzhou, with a focus on dance theatre, dance film, community art and dance education. …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Jan.21-28, 2019 | Visual Arts

He Yining | 2019 Research Trip

Nationality: China Trip location: Wintherthur, Lausanne, Biel He Yining has been invited by Pro Helvetia Shanghai to participate in the 2019 edition of the Plat(t)form project conceived by the Fotomuseum Winterthur as an international expert. She will review portfolios of emerging artists, visit local art institutions, and engage in networking with the Swiss arts scene. …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Feb.5-9, 2019 | Dance, Theatre

Huang Jiadai | 2019 Research Trip

Nationality: China Trip location: Lausanne Ophelia Huang Jiadai is invited by Pro Helvetia Shanghai to research at Swiss Dance Days. From February 6 to 9, 2019 in Lausanne, the 10th Swiss Dance Days will showcase the winning performances selected by the jury from over 150 entries. The programme offers a snapshot of the trends that are currently …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Apr.3-June 29, 2019 | Visual Arts

Hu Zi | 2019 Residency

Nationality: China Residency location: Geneva Partner organization: Embassy of Foreign Artists Hu Zi, born in 1981, currently lives and works in Shanghai. She graduated from The Department of Comprehensive Painting at China Academy of Art with M.F.A. (2007), once stayed in Cité internationale des arts Paris for residency during her exchange as a student at École des …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Apr.10-June 23, 2019 | Visual Arts

Chen Wei | 2019 Residency

Nationality: China Residency location: Zurich Partner organization: Gleis 70 Chen Wei was born in 1980 in Yueqing, Zhejiang Province and currently lives and works in Beijing. Internationally active and representative of his generation, Chen utilizes photography and installation as his main media – his works are conceptualized staged photographs and spatial installations as representations of scenes. He …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Aug.8-19, 2019

Selena Lu | 2019 Research Trip

Nationality: China Trip location: Taipei Selena Lu is invited by Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council to participate at 2019 Taipei Arts Festival. Following Singapore in 2017, Pro Helvetia launched Seminar in Taipei a year later, in collaboration with the Taipei Arts Festival. It enables a dozen young arts practitioners to attend performances, hold discussions under the guidance of a specialist, …

Country of residency: Chinese Taiwan

Aug.24-Sept.2, 2019

Wang Chong | 2019 Research Trip

Nationality: China Trip location: Zurich, Geneva Wang Chong, founder and artistic director of Beijing-based performance group Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental, is the most internationally commissioned Chinese theater director. Wang was born in Beijing in 1982. He received his bachelor degree in law from Peking University, and then master’s degree in theater from University of Hawaii. …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Aug.24-Sept.3, 2019

Yuan Youmin | 2019 Research Trip

Nationality: China Trip location: Zurich, Basel, Winterthur, Biel, Lausanne, Geneva Yuan Youmin was born in 1971 in Anhui, China. Currently, he is a professor at China Academy of Art (CAA) and Executive Director of China Design Museum in CAA, a modern museum covering an area of 16,800 sqm. In 2006 he was invited as a Guest Professor …

Country of residency: Switzerland

Sep.18-Dec.15, 2019 | Visual Arts

Andreas Gysin | 2019 Residency

Nationality: Switzerland Residency location: Shanghai Partner organization: Chronus Art Center Born in 1975 in Zürich, Switzerland, lives and works in Lugano. Andreas is half of the duo Gysin-Vanetti which was listed among “Collection Cahiers d’Artistes” by Pro Helvetia in 2013. His art practice focuses mainly on kinetic and interactive programs, objects and installations. For his residency, …

Country of residency: Mainland China

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