Acme Studios — Ingrid Wildi Merino

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ingrid Wildi Merino

Aargauer Kuratorium Residency

Ingrid Wildi Merino is an artist living and working in Santiago de Chile. She moved to Switzerland from Chile in 1981, where she studied at the University of Fine Arts in Zürich and the University of Geneva. Her work explores the issues of migration, memory, identity, dislocation, and social and cultural movement.

Since 2005, Ingrid has been a professor at the University of Art and Design Geneva. From 2007 to 2009 she has been a tutor in video, film and new medias at the Akademia Schloss Solitude Stuttgart. Since 2009 Ingrid has also been a professor at the University of Alcalá de Henares in collaboration at the Centro de Estudios del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía of Madrid, España.

In 2005 Ingrid was invited to represent Switzerland at the Swiss pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. Other invited exhibitions include: Telefonica Buenos Aires (2006); L’oeil-écran ou la nouvelle image, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg (2007); 7th Mercosul Biennial (invited by Chile), Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2009); Museo de la Solaridad Salvador Allend (2010); Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland (2011); Centro Wilfredo Lam, La Havana, Cuba (2013).

Ingrid received the 2009 Prix Meret Oppenheim, the national art award of Switzerland.
From 2007 and 2011 she has been the author and curator of the exhibition project Dislocación. For this exhibition she invited Chilean and European artists to intervene in different museums and institutions in Santiago de Chile, before touring the exhibition to the Museum of Fine Arts of Bern, Switzerland, where it won the Swiss Award Exhibition in 201

Aargauer Kuratorium, Switzerland

Aargauer Kuratorium has worked in partnership with Acme to develop and provide a London-based artists' residency since 1999. Based in Bow, E3, the residency enables a wide spectrum of practitioners connected with the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, to undertake two six month long work/live residencies per year. Artist application and selection are conducted directly by Aargauer Kuratorium.

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