Acme Studios — Lori Hersberger

Supporting Artists since 1972

Lori Hersberger

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Swiss artist Lori Hersberger lives and works in Zürich. In the 1990s Lori started creating environments and installations, initially combined with video, later with different kinds of media like mirror glass, painting with fluorescent paint, neon light, and chrome steel, moving in the 2000s to expand his practice into abstract painting and sculpture. Lori takes up a large range of subjects in his practice, but his work is always concerned with the opposition between the world of illusion and reality.

Lori has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Swiss Art Award (1999 and 2000) and the Manor Art Prize Basel (2001). His works have been shown at many institutions and museums, among them the MAC Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon and Kunsthaus Zürich. His works are included in many collections in Switzerland, Europe, and the United States, and comprise also several installations in public spaces.

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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