Pro Helvetia Shanghai is honoured to announce the final selection of 2019 Studio Residency. Thanks to the great enthusiasm of artists, we have received over 70 competitive applications from Chinese artists. After joint discussion between our Shanghai and Zurich offices, we have selected the following candidates who will be granted our residency sponsorship: (Swiss) Andreas Gysin, Marianne Halter & Mario Marchisella, Tarik Hayward; (Chinese) Chen Haishu, Chen Wei, He Qiwo (ErGao), and Hu Zi.
We hope that these eight artists will take the opportunity of their residency in China and in Switzerland to research, create, and engage. Our media partner LEAP magazine has co-announced and featured our residency program, read LEAP‘s featured interview in Chinese. The call for 2020 Studio Residency in Switzerland will be launched at the end of 2018. For more information about our studio residency project, please click here.
2019 Studio Residency
A studio residency (3 months) in China or, conversely, in Switzerland gives artists the chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. The aim of the residency is to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects and cooperations. In addition to a place to work and accommodation, Pro Helvetia will provide specific coaching. The Swiss Arts Council covers the cost of travel, insurances and per diem.
About Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council
Pro Helvetia has a network of regional liaison offices. Pro Helvetia Shanghai, founded in 2010, represents projects in China (for mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau). Other regional offices include Egypt (for the Arab region), India (for the Indian subcontinent), Russia and South Africa (for Southern African countries). In order to enhance cultural exchange and artistic collaborations between Switzerland and these regions Pro Helvetia offers residencies in both directions. Swiss artists and cultural practitioners in the areas of music, literature, visual arts, design and interactive media, theatre and dance are eligible to apply. At the same time, Pro Helvetia facilitates residencies in Switzerland for artists and cultural practitioners from China.
For further information about the residency program and our projects, please visit Pro Helvetia Shanghai’s website www.prohelvetia.cn, and follow wechat account pro_helvetia.
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.