Acme Studios — Hansjörg Schertenleib

Supporting Artists since 1972

Hansjörg Schertenleib

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Hansjörg Schertenleib is a Swiss writer and translator. After training as a typesetter and typographer in the early 1980s, Hansjörg turned to freelance writing. He worked as a film and music critic for various magazines, and in 1992-3 as a resident author at the Basel Theatre. Hansjörg is the author of various works for the stage, as well as poems, translations, novels and short stories. Constant themes of his work are the escape from the narrowness of his Swiss homeland and being on the move.

Hansjörg has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Ascona Literature Prize (1981); the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize (1983); the Prize from the Swiss Schiller Foundation (1988, 1996); and the Hermann Ganz Prize (1989).

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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