Acme Studios — Giacomo Santiago Rogado

Supporting Artists since 1972

Giacomo Santiago Rogado

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Giacomo Santiago Rogado was born in 1979 in Luzern and now lives and works in Berlin. He is a painter who creates bold compositions reminiscent of light fragmentation, cloudscapes, and reflective surfaces. Working with various arrangements of triangles, grids, bars, and amorphous colored shapes, Giacomo navigates the space of his pieces like musical arrangement - each possesses a particular visual rhythm.

Giacomo’s solo exhibitions include Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Galeria d'Art, Barcelona, Spain, Kunstmuseum Luzern, and Gallery Luis Campaña Berlin, Germany. Group shows include the 2013 Istanbul Biennal, Galata, Istanbul, MuseoCantonale d'Arte, Lugano, 2007 Swiss Art Awards, Messe, Basel, and Kunsthalle Baselland, Baselland. He has received a number of awards including the 2009 Manor Art Prize Central Switzerland and the 2007 Swiss Art Award.

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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