Acme Studios — Ursula Mumenthaler

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ursula Mumenthaler

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Ursula Mumenthaler is a Swiss artist living and working in Geneva. Her practice is concerned with the interaction between architecture and nature. In her sculptures and installations, Ursula describes humanity’s permanent struggle against the power of the natural world, and our attempts to escape it through built structures.

Recent exhibitions include: Journal, Centre of Photography, Geneva (2015); Le chemin des eaux, ARTère, Meyrin (2011); La reconquête, BEX & ARTS, Lascami, Bex (2008). Ursula has undertaken various residencies, in Berlin, London, the Swiss Institute in Rome, and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. In 1999 she was awarded the Förderpreis der Neuen Aargauer Bank, and in 2003 the Prix de la Fondation Irène Reymond.

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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