Acme Studios — Sabine Altorfer

Supporting Artists since 1972

Sabine Altorfer

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Sabine Altorfer is a cultural journalist and art critic based in Aarau, Switzerland. After completing her studies in German and Art History at the University of Zurich, Sabine worked as a freelance culture journalist throughout German-speaking Switzerland – including for the radio stations DRS1, 2, and 3, and the newspapers Badener Tagblatt and Zofingeer Tagblatt. In the 1990s she was a member of the Baden Art and Culture Commission and helped found the “Kulturweg Baden-Wettingen-Neuenhof”, and from 1996 to 2000 she headed the municipal Galerie im Amtshimmel. Between 1993 and 2002 Sabine was a member of the Aargau Board of Trustees. Since 2003 she has been a full-time cultural editor at the Aargauer Zeitung / CH Media and writes about the fine arts, cultural policy and architecture.

Sabine is the author of the book Kunst in Baden (1995), an inventory of art in public space, and editor of the monograph on the photographer Werner Nefflen (1998).

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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