Acme Studios — Barbara Zürcher

Supporting Artists since 1972

Barbara Zürcher

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Barbara Zürcher is an art historian and curator. She has been Director of the Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland since 2007.

Previously, Barbara worked as a freelance cultural journalist for the Art & Culture European periodical, Du Magazine, and as an art educator at Art Museum Basel. She is co-director of various documentary films and was director of the Bieler Fototage festival. In 2017 she curated the groupe show London meets Altdorf in the Haus für Kunst Uri. In 2019, Barbara was awarded the Swiss Pearl of Honour for Culture by the online culture broadcaster

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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