Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Plat(t)form 2018 Fotomuseum Winterthur (c) Philipp Ottendörfer
Visual Arts

Plat(t)form 2019: Good Prospects

Fotomuseum Winterthur is once again offering 42 young photographers from across Europe an opportunity to present their work both to a wider audience and to art and photography experts. From 25 to 27 January 2019, visitors will be able to engage in dialogue with the exhibiting photographers, to listen to various expert discussions and to …

Swiss Pavilion in Venice
Architecture Biennale

Competition for Swiss Pavilion 2020

The Venice Architecture Biennale is considered one of the most respected platforms for architecture and urban design worldwide. In light of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition due to open in 2020, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has launched its second general competition for the exhibition project at the Swiss Pavilion. This year, 51 dossiers …

At the Bern Kunsthalle – exhibition «Harald Szeemann: Museum der Obsessionen» © Pro Helvetia
Visual Arts

Discovering the Swiss Culture Scene

Launched in October 2017, the COINCIDENCIA cultural exchange programme between Switzerland and South America aims to strengthen links between Swiss and South American cultural institutions and actors and to foster partnerships. To achieve these objectives, the programme multiplies action formats and supports residencies, exhibition tours and research trips. COINCIDENCIA grants Swiss arts professionals privileged access to …

Swiss Participation “Body of us” @ London Design Biennale 2018 © Stefan Schmidlin
Visual Arts

London Design Biennale 2018

From 4 to 23 September 2018 the second edition of the London Design Biennale will take place with up to 40 countries, cities and territories, that will exhibit at Somerset House in response to the theme Emotional States. Switzerland will present «Body of us» by curator Rebekka Kiesewetter. The London Design Biennale explores how design relates to …

Rencontres d'Arles 2017 © Pro Helvetia
Visual Arts

Rencontres d’Arles 2018

The opening week of the «Les Rencontres d’Arles», Arles International Photography Festival, is scheduled for 2 to 8 July 2018. Photographers, publishers, curators and other specialists, including numerous representatives from Switzerland, as in the year before, will be meeting up in Arles to present their work, exchange news and opinions, and celebrate photography. Most of the …

Living Room 2017 / Basel
Visual Arts

Living Room — Focus on curatorial work

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has the pleasure of inviting you to Living Room, a temporary space conceived as an open platform for discussion and encounters. A comprehensive program of conversations, performances and networking events with national and international guests will be organised as part of this year’s thematic focus on curatorial work during …

Swiss Performance 2018 © archithese

Architecture: a fresh look

«Swiss Performance» is more than an annual ‘best-of‘ with respect to Swiss architecture. This special edition of archithese explores the potential of photographing architecture: supported by Pro Helvetia in connection with the promotion of aspiring photographers, eight young and talented photographers have taken their cameras to offer their personal and artistic interpretation of the projects selected …

Cahiers d'Artistes 2017 © Gina Folly
Visual Arts

The Cahiers d’Artistes in Moscow

For more than 30 years, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has supported the publication of contemporary artists’ initial monographs with the Collection Cahiers d’Artistes. From 11 November to 10 December, the Cahiers archive will be presented during the «Extended Cahiers» exhibition, initiated by Pro Helvetia Moscow and realised in collaboration with the GROUND Art …

Triennale 2017 Valais Wallis
Visual Arts

Next exit

From 27 August to 22 October, the motorway service area Relais du Saint-Bernard on the A9 (Canton of Valais) will be misappropriated. This no-man’s land between mobility, commerce, leisure and nature is to serve as a venue of the Valais/Wallis Contemporary Arts Triennale, hosting the works of around thirty Swiss and international artists. The Triennale …

Living Room, the pavilion of visual arts
Visual Arts

Living Room in Basel

  In June, Basel is the place to be for aficionados of contemporary art. The Visual Arts department of Pro Helvetia had the pleasure to showcase the latest Collection Cahiers d’Artistes during the Art Basel und Liste Art Fair week from 13 to 15 June in their new open-air «Living Room».