Acme Studios — Rafael Sommerhalder

Supporting Artists since 1972

Rafael Sommerhalder

Aargauer Kuratorium Residency

Rafael Sommerhalder is a filmmaker and animator based in Zürich. He is one half of the film/animation duo CRICTOR with Zita Bernet, and together they create inspiring experiments and shorts that are full of big ideas.

Rafael is the recipient of multiple prizes and awards including: The Audience Award SSA/Suissimage, Solothurn Film Festival (2009); first prize in Animation at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (2008); and the Grand prix européen des premiers films, IMAGES’04 Vevey (2004).

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.

For further information and application details see