Acme Studios — Katrin Freisager

Supporting Artists since 1972

Katrin Freisager

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Katrin Freisager is a Swiss photographer living and working in Zürich and Basel. Katrin is best known for her photographs of young women in dream-like states. Her choice of costume and set, and the careful posing of her models’ bodies, generates a mysterious atmosphere, an entrancing uncertainty. In more recent works, Katrin presents the viewer with ambiguous landscapes constructed in her studio – images that hover between experiencing and remembering, suggestion and after-image.

Selected group exhibitions include: Herzkammer, Museum Langmatt, Baden (2020); Où sommes-nous, La Kusthalle, Mulhouse, White Frame, Bâle, OBORO Centre for Contemporary Art, Montréal (2019); Bodyfiction(s), Cercle Cité as part of European Month of Photography, Luxembourg (2019); Sanatorium Langmatt – Ein Jungbrunnen, Museum Langmatt, Baden (2019); Liquid Planet: Abstract Painting Now, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (2018); Where are we, OBORO Center for Contemporary Art, Montréal (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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