Acme Studios — Ariane Koch

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ariane Koch

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Ariane Koch, born in Basel in 1988, studied fine arts and interdisciplinarity. She writes theatre and performance texts, radio plays and prose. Her texts have been performed in Basel, Berlin, Cairo, Istanbul and Moscow. Her debut novel Die Aufdrängung (Suhrkamp Verlag, 2021) won a Swiss Literature Award 2022 and the Prize for Literature 2021.

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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