Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Pro Helvetia South America

We have been committed to cultural exchange between Switzerland and South America since 2021, through our decentralised office with local staff members in Bogotá (CO), Buenos Aires (AR), São Paulo (BR) and Santiago (CL).

Areas of operation

South America


To raise awareness of Swiss culture around the world, we forge ties with local event organisers, develop and nurture long-term partnerships, initiate co-productions with artists from the regions concerned and organise residencies.

Key focus

The programme is interdisciplinary in nature. For all disciplines supported by Pro Helvetia, a special focus is placed on the thematic fields of «Art, Science and Technology» and «Ecology».

We focus on knowledge and experience exchange and collaborations between art practitioners in Switzerland and South America.


María (Angie) Vial
Head Liaison Office South America

Malu Barsanelli
Communications Manager

Ariel Charec
Programme manager

Laura Derpic
Programme manager

Carolina Gallardo
Finance & Administration Manager

Santiago Gardeazábal
Programme manager

João Paulo Quintella
Programme manager