Acme Studios — Esther Eppstein

Supporting Artists since 1972

Esther Eppstein

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Esther Eppstein is an artist and curator from Switzerland.

In 1996, Esther founded ‘Message Salon’, an artist run space in Zurich. She defines her artistic practice as 'the salon'; the coming together of different people in the context of art, the networking of creatives from various directions, and the setting and documentation of exhibitions and events.

In 2015, Esther converted the art space into an artist’s residency called ‘Message Salon Embassy’, inviting international artists to spend time in Zurich and find inspiration for their art. Esther facilitates her artists’ in residence forging of contacts and encounters with the local art scene, and with arts mediators in institutions and galleries, creating new connections and friendships.

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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