Acme Studios — Pascal Danz

Supporting Artists since 1972

Pascal Danz

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Pascal Danz was born in 1961 in Bangui, Republic of Central Africa and came to Bern in 1967. He received his art education at the School for Design, Lucerne and the Ecole Supérieur d’Art Visuel, Geneva, before settling in Bern and Zürich. Pascal’s paintings move between figuration and abstraction in order to address questions of reality and the possibility of its representation. Interested in the filter of the media, since 1996 he has collected photographs from newspapers and magazines, as well as digital images from the internet and personal photographs, as source material for his artworks.

Pascal exhibited regularly in Switzerland and abroad, including solo exhibitions at Galerie Bernhard Bischoff and Partner, Bern (2019, 2016, 2015, 2013); Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf (2016); Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva (2014, 2011). From 2000 to 2005 he was a member of the board of the Kunsthalle Bern. Pascal also taught at the F+F School of Art and Design in Zürich. His works are represented in numerous institutional and private collections. Pascal Danz died in 2015 in Iceland.

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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