Acme Studios — Robert Bouvier

Supporting Artists since 1972

Robert Bouvier

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Robert Bouvier is a Swiss theatre director, living and working in Neuchatel. Robert also spent twenty years in France, where he has directed the celebrated Théâtre du Passage since its creation in 2000. For him, the role of theater is ‘to teach people to love each other, to try to make them curious, to keep them a certain flame.’ He also sees it as a place where to cultivate ‘an inner well-being, where it is beneficial to laugh, to cry, to let go of your emotions.’

In 2006, he was named Chevalier by the French state, and in 2020 received the Office of the Order of Arts and Letters, given to those who contribute to the influence of the arts and letters in France and around the world.

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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