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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.

Sept.29-Dec.21, 2019 | Visual Arts

Marianne Halter & Mario Marchisella | 2019 Residency

Nationality: Switzerland Residency location: Shanghai Partner organization: OCAT Shanghai The artist duo Marianne Halter & Mario Marchisella is conducting a binding residency in China. Previously, they have conducted residency hosted by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg in 2008. Then in 2016, their exhibition “When Tomorrow Comes” was backed by Pro Helvetia to show at Wits Art Museum in …

Country of residency: Mainland China

Nov.1-30, 2019 | Performance Art

Anne Rochat | 2019 Research Trip

Nationality: Switzerland Trip location: YINZI Theater, Chongqing; Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing YINZI theater welcomes back Anne Rochat for a research trip in Chongqing. In three weeks’ time, she will collaborate with Swiss director François Bovy to create a film called “Doris Magico’s Nose is Facing Chongqing”. After Chongqing, Anne foresees a coproduction with Tarik Hayward at …

Country of residency: Mainland China

Nov. 2019 to Jan. 2020 | Visual Arts

Tarik Hayward | 2019 Residency

Nationality: Switzerland Residency location: Beijing Partner organization: Inside-Out Art Museum “Tarik Hayward pursues his artistic research on materials produced by modernity… Between DIY and recovery business, between ruin and restoration, between alternative thinking and dystopian vision, Tarik Hayward creates works that claim as much from minimalist sculpture than from performance, while evoking Arte Povera or …

Country of residency: Mainland China

Nov.4-Dec.22, 2019

Yan Xing | 2019 Residency

Nationality: China Residency location: Basel Partner organization: Atelier Mondial Yan Xing was born in Chongqing in 1986, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles and Beijing. He graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2009. In 2012, Yan Xing won the Chinese Contemporary Art Award for Best Young Artist; in the same year, he also …

Country of residency: Switzerland

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