Acme Studios — Rut Himmelsbach

Supporting Artists since 1972

Rut Himmelsbach

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Rut Himmelsbach is a Swiss artist living and working between Basel and Guatemala. She works across a variety of media, including installation, photography and painting. Rut’s practice is influenced by her extensive travels. From 1981 to 1982 Rut lived in New York. Numerous trips followed, which took her to Algeria, Canada, Central America and Sri Lanka.

Recent solo or two-person exhibitions include: Kopfvoran, CargoBar, Basel (2019); Choice (with Barbara Maria Meyer), Raum 103 - Atelierhaus Klingental, Basel (2017); He Ich O / Black Holes (with Alex Silber), APROPOS, Lucerne (2016); See What’s Next, Kunsthaus Lagenthal (2016); Trace, Galerie John Schmid, Basel (2014). Rut has also shown work at the Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal (2020); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2019); Kunsthalle Basel (2013/4), CREAM PROJECTS, New York (2009); and the 8th Biennale of Sydney (1990), amongst many others.

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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