Acme Studios — Oliver Kielmayer

Supporting Artists since 1972

Oliver Kielmayer

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Oliver Kielmayer has been the Artistic Director of the Kunsthalle Winterthur in Switzerland since 2006. He was a lecturer in art history at the F + F School for Art and Design in Zurich from 2009 to 2016, a member of the Art Commission of the City of Zurich from 2004 to 2012 and a co-curator of the IBCA - International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Prague in 2005.

In 2004, Oliver founded WeAreTheArtists, a network project that focuses on open discourse and authentic communication about art by means of a homepage and a free newspaper. His books include Meeting Köken Ergun (2011), The Telephone Book Special Edition (2010) and Aggression (2008).

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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