Acme Studios — Christoph Schenker

Supporting Artists since 1972

Christoph Schenker

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Christoph Schenker is Professor ZFH of Philosophy of Art and Contemporary Art at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Since 2005, he has been head of the Institute for Contemporary Art Research (IFCAR), part of the university’s Department of Fine Arts.

Christoph’s main research fields are artistic research and contemporary public art. In both fields, he cultivates very close collaborations with artists. Since 2015, together with Gitanjali Dang (Mumbai, India) he has conducted Draft, an interdisciplinary project exploring contemporary art that produces, contributes to or provokes public debate. As a lecturer and head of the Studiengang Bildende Kunst at the ZHdK, he founded the Kunsthof Zürich (1993–2013), an outdoor art space, which he ran in very close collaboration with art students and international artists.

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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