Acme Studios — Patrick Weidmann

Supporting Artists since 1972

Patrick Weidmann

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Patrick Weidmann is a Swiss photographer and writer based in Geneva. Over the past three decades, Patrick’s practice has moved from exploring photographs as fetishised objects, to an investigation of the sensual and sensory mode of representation offered by the medium. He brings this dimension of the commodities that surround us to the fore in images showing a Jacuzzi, an airplane seat, an electronic circuit, a soft toy, a cross-section of a car, framing the image to accentuate its fragmentary nature, itself characteristic of photography.

Patrick has been the subject of solo shows at numerous galleries and museums, including: Le Bleu du Ciel, Lyon (2019); Galerie Andata-Ritorno, Genava (2018); Centre de la Photographie, Geneva c/o Art Monte-Carlo, Forum Grimaldi, Monte-Carlo (2018); Maison des arts Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne (2014); Centre de la Photographie, Geneva (2012); Centre d’art de Neuchâtel (2010).

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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