Acme Studios — Andreas Nentwich

Supporting Artists since 1972

Andreas Nentwich

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Born in Herborn, Germany in 1959, Andreas Nentwich studied German Literature and Art History in Regnsburg and Giessen. After a period as Press Director of Klett-Cotta publishing house in Stuttgart, he established himself as a literary critic in 1996 and was awarded the Alfred Kerr-Preis fur Literaturkritik (Alfred Kerr Prize for Literary Criticism) in 1999.

In 2003, Andreas moved to Switzerland, where he worked as a magazine editor, and has been an author since 2018. His first book, ‘Alfred Polgar. Leben in Bildern’ was published in 2013 by Deitscher Kunstverlag. His current project, a collaboration with Christine Schnapp, focuses on the architecturally outstanding modern churches of Switzerland and will be published by Verlag Zytglogge, Basel in 2019.

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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