Acme Studios — Manfred Koch

Supporting Artists since 1972

Manfred Koch

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Manfred Koch is a German literary scholar, essayist and critic based in Switzerland. Manfred received his doctorate in poetics from the University of Tübingen and teaches at the University of Basel where his research focuses on Classicism and Romanticism, symbolist poetry (George, Rilke, Hofmannsthal), theory of cultural and literary transfer, Franco-German literary relations, and aesthetic and religious experience.

Since 1996, Manfred has also written for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and produced radio programmes for SWR2 Archivradio, Baden-Baden, such as Madame Bovary on the Nile, about Flaubert's trip to Egypt.

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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