Acme Studios — Jules Spinatsch

Supporting Artists since 1972

Jules Spinatsch

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Jules Spinatsch is a Swiss artist and photographer who lives and works in Zürich. He is best known for his work on ‘semi-automatic photography’ - a technique he developed with the computer specialist Reto Diethelm to take panoramic photographs using a semi-automatic webcam. This project was first exhibited in 2003 at the Centre de la photographie, Genva, and has subsequently been the subject of a further retrospective entitled Jules Spinatsch:
Semiautomatic Photography 2003-2020 at the same institution.

Jules has also exhibited at the MoMA, New York; Fondation Cartier, Paris; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate Modern, London; SFMoMA, San Francisco; and Blancpain art Contemporain, Geneva. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Anerkennungspreis from the Grisons Canton (2018); the Swiss Art Award (2014); the City of Zürich Art Award (2014); and the UBS Cultural Foundation Award (2013) among others.

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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