Acme Studios — Emil Zopfi

Supporting Artists since 1972

Emil Zopfi

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Emil Zopfi is a Swiss writer and author of novels, radio plays, and children’s books. His books take in various themes; from the influence of the computer on modern life, to the death of his mother, to the local mountains around his home in the canton of Glarus.

Emil is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1978 and 1992, he received a prize for individual work from the Swiss Schiller Foundation; in 1984 he won the Swiss Youth Book Prize (for complete works in the field of youth books); and in 1985 he was the recipient of the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize.

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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