Acme Studios — Armin Senser

Supporting Artists since 1972

Armin Senser

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Armin Senser is a Swiss poet and author based in Berlin. Armin’s early poetry appeared in the anthologies: Swiss Made: Young Literature from German-Speaking Switzerland (2001) and The Swiss Of Course! (2002). Armin’s poems are composed in a kind of ‘lyrical essayism’ that begins with a particular image or feeling. His works are intertextual: his first collection comprised of a thought poem for Joseph Brodsky and a letter to W. H. Auden, in Century of Calm (2003) one finds references to Ovid, Schiller and Mandelstam, and in Love life (2015) the narrator engages in a dialogue with Dante Alighieri and pays homage to Caravaggio, Warhol and Virgil.

Armin has also published a novel, Shakespeare (2011) - a fictitious biography written in long rhyming lines – and a collection of essays, Priests and Ironists: On Literature (2015). He is the recipient of many awards, including the Buchpreis des Kantons Bern, the H.C. Artmann-Stipendium of the City of Salzburg and the Poesiepreis des Kulturkreises der deutschen Wirtschaft.

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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