Acme Studios — Mîrkan Deniz

Supporting Artists since 1972

Mîrkan Deniz

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Mîrkan Deniz is an artist based in Zurich. Mîrkan works with sculpture, drawing, video, and installation. Their conceptual works are often reconstructions and citations. One of their interests is the tension between materials and immaterial effects (trauma, ineffable experiences, and memories). Through their work they ask how could an object (a sculpture) maintain this tension while investigating the relationship between past, violence, and subjectivity.

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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