Acme Studios — Hans Danuser

Supporting Artists since 1972

Hans Danuser

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Hans Danuser is a Swiss artist and photographer living and working in Zurich and New York. Hans became internationally known with his 1989 series IN VIVO: eerie images of industrial chemical research and production facilities, taken just before the end of the Cold War. Since then, Hans has focused on the influence of scientific research on the development of our society, through his subsequent large-format, spatial and installation works.

Hans has shown in major solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. He was invited to international events such as the Venice and Lyon Biennials. In addition to federal art scholarships, Hans Danuser received the Manor Art Prize 1991, the Conrad-Ferdinand-Meyer Prize for Young Art 1996 and the Bündner Kulturpreis 2001. His works are represented in public and private collections, including the Kunsthaus Zürich, the Bündner Kunstmuseum, the Howart Stein Collection, New York, the George Reinhart Collection and the Fotomuseum Winterthur, the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, MoMA / The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Walter A. Bechtler Collection, Zurich and the Aargauer Kunsthaus.

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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