Acme Studios — Marianne Burki

Supporting Artists since 1972

Marianne Burki

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Since 2005, Marianne Burki has been Head of Visual Arts at Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council. In this capacity, she is responsible for the Swiss Pavilion at Venice Biennale and has collaborated with the Kochi Biennale in India and the Dhaka Art Summit. She is also responsible for policy making for the visual art funding on the national level in Switzerland and for all exchange internationally. Since 2018, she is also president of the Swiss Art Historian Association VKKS (Vereinigung Schweizer Kunsthistorikerinnen und Kunsthistoriker).

Prior to joining Pro Helvetia, the art historian was engaged as the proactive funding Director of the Kunsthaus Langenthal, curated contemporary art exhibitions and, among others, working on projects on the border between art, design and everyday culture. She worked as the project manager of the catalogue raisonné of the work of Paul Klee at the Paul Klee Foundation. She is also the scriptwriter and director of a documentary about the Swiss sculptor Mariann Grunder.

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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