Acme Studios — Jens Nielsen

Supporting Artists since 1972

Jens Nielsen

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Jens Nielsen is an author, actor and speaker in Zurich. He trained as an actor at the Zürich drama school, where he began to write. He then worked as a theatre in-house writer and as a radio drama producer.

For his short stories Flusspferd im Frauenbad (Hippo in the Women’s Pool) Jens was awarded the Swiss Literature Prize in 2017. His novel Me and Myselves is also a performance for the stage.

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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