Acme Studios — Benedikt Loderer

Supporting Artists since 1972

Benedikt Loderer

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Benedikt Loderer is an architectural critic and writer. In 1988 he founded the Swiss architecture and design magazine Hochparterre and was its editor-in-chief until 1997, before retiring fully in 2010. Benedikt continues to work as a freelance journalist and critic from his home in Biel. In 2012 his book Die Landesverteidigung was published by Hochparterre, and he is also the author of an architectural history of the Kunsthaus Zürich 1910 – 2020 published in 2020. In 2018 Benedikt was awarded the Cultural Mediation Prize by the Canton of Bern.

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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