Our Offices & Partners Abroad

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».

Rencontres d'Arles 2016
Visual Arts

Rencontres d’Arles 2017

The Rencontres d’Arles, international get-together of the world of photography, will open its doors in the week from 3 to 9 July 2017. Most of the exhibitions continue until the end of September. Photographers, curators and publishers, exhibition curators and journalists will attend the opening week to see, discuss, exchange ideas, and also to celebrate photography. The Swiss will …

Cahiers d'artistes 2017
Visual Arts

Cahiers d’artistes 2017

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia presents the new Collection Cahiers d’Artistes on Tuesday, 13 June 10 am at Kaserneareal in Basel. These first publications offered to artists support them on the path to international recognition. The following eight Swiss artists have been selected for the 2017 edition: Gina Folly, Gilles Furtwängler, Mathis Gasser, Charlotte …

Visual Arts

Spotlight on young photography talents

From January 27 to 29, Fotomuseum Winterthur will host «Plat(t)form», a portfolio viewing for up-and-coming artists and photographers. «Plat(t)form» will provide artists from Europe with the possibility to get in touch with experts and present their work or portfolio to an interested public. In collaboration with Fotomuseum Winterthur, Pro Helvetia has invited six international curators …

Foto von Lou Masduraud und Antoine Bellini
Visual Arts

Report from a Residency in Warsaw

Lou Masduraud & Antoine Bellini spent a residency in A-I-R Laboratory in Warsaw, Poland, from 1 February 2016 to 30 July 2016. They share their experiences and explain how the Polish art scene impacted their practice. Were you able to reach the goals you had set for the residency period? L. M. & A. B.: …

Inauguration Salon Suisse 2016
Venice Biennale

Towards responsible architecture

« L’Enfer du béton armé » by Hassan Fathy, performed at the opening of the Salon Suisse. ©Rachele Maistrello « Wake up ! » Until the end of the Architecture Biennale of Venice, the Salon Suisse is hosting the meetings organised by Leïla el-Wakil. The architect and art historian calls for greater awareness: Is there …