Acme Studios — Klaus Merz

Supporting Artists since 1972

Klaus Merz

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Klaus Merz is a Swiss writer. He is the author of many short novels, narrations and lyric poems, including Adams Kostüm (2001) and Jakob schläft. Eigentlich ein Roman (2006). He is the winner of several prestigious prizes, including the Hermann Hesse Prize for Literature (1997); the Gottfried Keller Prize (2004); and the Werkpreis der schweizerischen Schillerstiftung (2005).

Klaus has also worked as a teacher and in adult education.

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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