Acme Studios — Christoph Rütimann

Supporting Artists since 1972

Christoph Rütimann

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Christoph Rütiman’s practice utilises diverse media and artistic strategies, spanning performance, sound, text, photography, video, drawing, painting and sculpture. Christoph’s diverse artistic approaches aim to question the conventions of the genres he employs, which despite all conceptual rigor, he breaks with fine irony. Christoph’s works relate the artist’s research to his own life practice - not only as a visual adventure, but also an artistic and existential point of view.

Christoph represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennale in 1993. A retrospective of his work was held at the Art Museum St.Gallen and Art Museum Thurgau, 2007 and at the Art Museum Bonn, 2008. He has received various awards, including the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize for Fine Arts, Zurich, 1990, the International Art Prize of the State of Vorarlberg 2005, and the Art and Culture Prize of the City of Lucerne, 2007.

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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