#23 Carole Haensler, 2023 Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency
50 opportunities for 50 years
Carole Haensler an art historian and curator from Switzerland, with a background in XX and XXI Centuries. Carole previously worked with private and public collections focussed on modern and contemporary art. She is the current director of Museo Villa dei Cedri in Bellinzona.
Carole is one of ten recipients of the Landis & Gyr studio scholarships in London. The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia and Zug.
Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987 and provides three to six month long work/live opportunities for about ten Swiss artists per year.
“Without Acme, it would not have been possible to set up the Landis & Gyr Foundation's residency programme in London. Thanks to Acme, more than 300 Swiss artists – authors, composers, curators, cultural critics, dancers, film- makers, theatre professionals and visual artists – have been able to spend an, both personally and professionally, inspiring, enriching and beneficial time in London over the past 40 years.”
Nela Bunjevac, director Landis & Gyr
Carole will spend her time in London reflecting on new approaches to curating. She aims “to discover new artistic practices, to study how to build a community around a historical garden".
Her first impressions of the studio are that it is a nice space to work and think, and she plans to spend her time in London continuing her work around plants migration and biodiversity, and researching European historical gardens.