Acme Studios — Anka Schmid

Supporting Artists since 1972

Anka Schmid

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Anka Schmid is a Swiss filmmaker, video artist and media lecturer. She studied at the Berlin Film University (DFFB), lived in the USA, Argentina and France and is now based in Zurich.

Internationally renowned for her documentary films (Wild Women – Gentle Beasts) she makes movies for the cinema and television as well as art videos and installations. She has been honoured with numerous awards and participated in solo and group exhibitions. She also works with stop-motion for her films, art-videos and workshops.

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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