Acme Studios — Albert Merz

Supporting Artists since 1972

Albert Merz

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Albert Merz is an established Swiss artist whose works are held in public exhibitions throughout Europe. His work is influenced by a dynamic cast of artists including Ferdinand Hodler, Joseph Beuys and Sigmar Polke. With a calculated process, Merz focuses on representing structured objects contrasted by wild bursts of color. His paintings are interested in transforming archetypes into signs and symbols and achieving an overall sharp and intriguing aesthetic.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Point Comma Line, KunstKubus, Cham, Switzerland (2020); Zweisicht, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany (2019); Anatomy of a Dance, Kunstraum Notkirche, Essen, and Hohenzollernplatz Church, Berlin (2015), Anatomy of Colour, Municipal Gallery Wilmersdorf, Berlin (2015).

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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