Acme Studios — Sibylle Berg

Supporting Artists since 1972

Sibylle Berg

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Sibylle Berg was born in Weimar, Germany. She lived with a foster family in Constanta, before later moving to live in Israel. Sibylle studied in Hamburg, where she took up Judo, Kung Fu and military diving. Sibylle also began writing whilst she was studying and has since become one of the best-known contemporary playwrights in the German language, with numerous plays, novels, anthologies and radio scripts. Sibylle’s work has been translated into over thirty languages.

In 2019 Sibylle was awarded the Swiss Book Prize for her novel GRM – Brainfuck. That same year, she was also the recipient of the Thuringian Literature prize, and the Nestroy Theatre Prize. In 2020 Sibylle received the Bertholt Brecht Prize, the Johann-Peter-Hebel-Preis, and the Grand Prix Literature for her work, the highest award given by Switzerland for literary work.

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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