Acme Studios — Kilian Rüthemann

Supporting Artists since 1972

Kilian Rüthemann

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Kilian Rüthemann was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1979. His works are frequently made in situ, directly responding to the environment they will be shown in and lasting no longer than the duration of their exhibition. Each is the embodiment of a single act whose forthrightness combines elegance with absurdity. Despite their strict formalism and structural experimentation, the nature of his inquiry is philosophical, and its results poetic.

Kilian’s has recently presented solo exhibitions at Xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin (2018) and Mier, Los Angeles (2016), as well as group exhibitions at CAB, Brussels (2018); Fondazione Memmo, Rome (2016); and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2012).

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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