Acme Studios — Friederike Kretzen

Supporting Artists since 1972

Friederike Kretzen

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Friederike Kretzen is a Swiss writer. Friederike worked as a dramaturge at the Residenz Theater in Munich, and since 1983 as a freelance writer in Basel. She is the author of numerous novels – including School of Indian Drivers (2017), Natascha, Véronique and Paul (2012), and White Album (2007) – as well as works of literary criticism and essays.

Friederike has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the German Critics' Prize for Literature in 1999; the Arno Schmidt grant in 2002/3; and the Swiss Literature Grant in 2018.

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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