Embassy of Foreign Artists     
Mohammad Abbasi

*1977 in Shiraz, lives and works in Tehran
Residency period: October to December 2018
Actor, dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and festival director

Mohammad Abbasi studied theatre in Tehran university. He acted in several productions of Mehr theater group. In 2003 he created his first dance piece “Recall your birthday” . In 2008 He left Iran to study…

Reza Haeri

*1974 in Tehran, lives and works Tehran
Residency period: April to June 2018
Filmmaker and curator

Reza Haeri has recently produce : Final Fitting (2008, Grand Prize from Cinema Verité Festival), All Restrictions End (2009, Grand Prize from Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, Berlinale 2010) and Sons of Sindbad (2017). In 2015 he curated Metaphor and Politics:

Molly Joyce

*1992 in Pittsburgh (USA), lives and works in Pittsburgh
Residency period : October to December 2018
Composer and performer

Active as a composer and performer, Molly Joyce’s music has been described as “impassioned” (The Washington Post), written to “superb effect” (The Wire), and “vibrant, inventive music that communicates…

Lebohang Kganye

*1990 in Katlehong (South Africa), lives and works in Johannesburg
Residency period : April to June 2018
Visual artist, photographer

In collaboration with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg

Lebohang Kganye received her introduction to photography at the Market Photo Workshop in 2009 and completed the Advanced Photography Programme in 2011. She also completed…

Ban Lei

*1990 in in Shanghai, lives and works in Shanghai
Residency period : July to September 2018
Sound and game artist

In collaboration with Pro Helvetia Shanghai

Ban Lei was born in 1990 in Shanghai, China. He was also best-known for his stage name ‘BANBANBANBAN’ as a computer sound producer, game artist and future arts enthusiast.

His work followed self-operation

Nihan Somay

*1988 in Istanbul, lives and works in Istanbul
Residency period : April to June 2018

Nihan Somay works with objects, printed matter, acts and text incorporated in temporary settings, which are often produced as a result of collective efforts. Conversing, eating, walking, reading together are essential while building up the research themes (in life…

Angela Stiegler

*1987 in Munich, lives and works in Munich and Berlin
Residency period : July to September 2018
Visual artist and works with sculpture, video and performance

Angela Stiegler shows the human body as a digitally sculptural image of human actions and human affect. Stiegler is demonstrating that within the horizon of contemporary science, the human …