Acme Studios — Hanna Johansen

Supporting Artists since 1972

Hanna Johansen

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Hanna Johansen is a Swiss author and translator. Hanna studied classical philology, education and German studies at the Universities of Marburg and Göttingen. From 1967 to 1969 she lived in Ithaca, New York, and in 1972 she moved to Kilchberg, Zurich, where she still lives today.

Hanna began her literary career as a translator of American avant-garde authors before turning to writing original work, in particular stories for children. She published her first novel, Die stehende Uhr, in 1978. She is a member of PEN Switzerland and of the Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung in Darmstadt.

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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