Acme Studios — Silvia Bachli

Supporting Artists since 1972

Silvia Bachli

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Silvia Bächli has developed her drawing practice working on sheets of white paper of different sizes, qualities and tones, and using Indian ink, charcoal, gouache or pastels. Using the body and its movements as a starting point, Silvia’s work presents a reality made up of fragments and impressions.

Silvia's work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Karlsruhe (2019); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2017); Frac Franche-Comté, Besançon (2015); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2014); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2012) and in group shows at including Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2019); Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2019); Art Parcours Art Basel, Basel (2018); Albertina, Vienna (2015); Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Genève (2011); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010). Silvia represented Switzerland at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) and her works are featured in numerous major collections including MoMA, New York; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunstmuseum, Basel; Kunstmuseum St.Gallen; Neue Pinakothek, Munich; Mamco, Genève; The Art Institute of Chicago.

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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