Acme Studios — Beatrice Von Matt

Supporting Artists since 1972

Beatrice Von Matt

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Beatrice von Matt is a Swiss literary critic, writer and editor. Beatrice studied German and English in Zürich, Paris and Cambridge. From 1984 to 1995 she was the features editor of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, responsible for German-language literature from Switzerland and Germany, as well as Dutch literature, before serving as a board member of Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia from 1998 to 2005.

She is the author of monographs on several Swiss playwrights and novelists, including Werner Düggelin, Max Frisch, Meinrad Inglin and Albin Zollinger. As an editor, Beatrice has also worked to publish editions of Meinrad Inglin’s works and those of E. Y. Meyer.

In 2010, Beatrice was the recipient of the Johann Jakob Bodmer Medal of the City of Zurich, and in 2014 – along with her husband Peter von Matt – she was awarded the Johann Melchior Wyrsch Prize by the Schindler Cultural Foundation for her life's work.

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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