Acme Studios — Nic Hess

Supporting Artists since 1972

Nic Hess

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Nic Hess is a Swiss artist who creates site-specific drawing installations directly onto the gallery wall. Nic draws the motifs for his work from the alluring, colourful vocabulary of contemporary imagery, including advertising, consumption, tourism, modern architecture and icons of contemporary art history.

Nic has exhibited his work at Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; bytheway projects, Amsterdam; Arndt & Partner, Zurich; Casa del Lago, Mexico City; and the Swiss Institute, New York.

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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