Acme Studios — Ursula Fricker

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ursula Fricker

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Ursula Fricker is a Swiss novelist living and working in the Land of Brandenburg, Germany.  

Her first novel, Fliehende Wasser (Fleeing Water) was awarded the prize for single best work by the Swiss Schiller Foundation in 2004, as well as a year’s writer-residency by the City of Zürich. In 2009 she published Das letzte Bild (The last Image), and in 2012 Ausser sich (Frantic), which was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize. Lügen von gestern und heute (Past and Present Lies) was awarded the Brandenburgischen Kunstförderpreis in 2017.

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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