Acme Studios — Zsuzsanna Gahse

Supporting Artists since 1972

Zsuzsanna Gahse

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Zsuzsanna Gahse is a Hungarian-born German-language writer and translator who lives in Switzerland. Zsuzsanna began publishing literary works in 1969, and from 1978, encouraged by her mentor Helmut Heißenbüttel, translating works from Hungarian. She has published German translations of works by István Eörsi, Péter Esterházy, Péter Nádas and Zsuzsa Rakovszky, as well as producing a range of essays and fiction under her own name, including Instabile Texte (2005) and Die Erbschaft (2013).

Zsuzsanna is a member of the PEN Centers in Germany and Switzerland, as well as the authors' association Die Kogge. In 2019 she was awarded the Swiss Grand Prix Literature for her life's work.

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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