Acme Studios — Kristin T. Schnider

Supporting Artists since 1972

Kristin T. Schnider

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Kristen T. Schnider is a Swiss writer based in Wassen. Kristen began to publish texts in journals and literary magazines in 1982. Since then she has published many books, including the novel The Coder (1990), DIN-A: A text (1991); I Wanted To Kill: Narratives (1994); Nysky (1996) Luna - woman and cycle, with Mary A. Imhof (2000).

Kristin was President of the German-speaking Swiss PEN Center from 2002 to 2010, and a member of the board of the international PEN from 2007 to 2010. She has also been the recipient of many prizes, including the Migros Literature Promotion Prize (1989); the Literature Prize of the City of Zürich (1990), a prize for Contribution to the Pro Helvetia Foundation (1993) and Second Prize from the Central Switzerland Literature Funding (2008).

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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