Acme Studios — Christoph Draeger

Supporting Artists since 1972

Christoph Draeger

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Christoph Draeger is a Swiss multimedia artist working with installation, photography and video. His practice is concerned with our media-saturated culture and people's struggle with disasters, and most of his works focus on catastrophes and media representations of tragic events.

Christoph’s works have been exhibited worldwide in galleries and institutions such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Whiteney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Santiago Museum of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include: Garage Sale, Y Gallery, New York (2014); Unforced Errors, lokal 30, Warsaw (2014); Christopher Draeger Video Retrospectiva, Video Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Chile (2013); Tsunami Architecture (in collaboration with Heidrun Holzfeind), OK Centrum for Contemporary Art, Linz (2012). In 1996, Christoph received a scholarship from P.S.1’s International Studio Programme.

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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