Acme Studios — Hansjörg Schneider

Supporting Artists since 1972

Hansjörg Schneider

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Hansjörg Schneider is a Swiss writer and dramatist. He is known for using Mundart, or Swiss dialect, in his work. Major works include the novels: Hunkeler: Das Paar im Kahn (1999, adapted for television in 2004); Hunkeler macht Sachen (2004, adapted for television in 2008); and Hunkeler und die Augen des Ödipus (2010, adapted for television in 2012).

Hansjörg received the Phantastik-Preis der Stadt Wetzlar in 1998.

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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