Embassy of Foreign Artists     
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

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…

Dina Khuseyn

*1981 in Moscow, lives and works in Bordeaux
Residency period : January to March 2018
Choreographer, performer and curator

In collaboration with Pro Helvetia Moscow

Dina Khuseyn is a choreographer, performer and curator of the SOTA project and Performative Practice Place in Moscow. She was born and grew up in Moscow where she received her first dance education…

Gil Delindro

*1989 in Porto, lives and works in Berlin
Residency period : January to March 2018
Multidisciplinary artist

Gil Delindro is a unique presence among a new generation of Sound and Media Arts. He has distinguished himself by the research on organic elements, ephemeral events and intangible processes in Nature. His cross-border practice is based upon film, installation,…

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:

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…

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…

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…

Jason Thorpe Buchanan

*1986 in San Mateo, California, lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Residency period: January to June 2018
Composer, conductor, educator, and video artist

Jason Thorpe Buchanan’s work explores temporal dissonance, memory, and perception through the structural intersection of physical gesture, fragile sounds, and behavior of live audio/video…

Beth Dillon

*1987 in Sydney, lives and works in Johannesburg
Residency period : January to March 2018
Performer, video and mixed media artist

Beth makes works of costumed performance, text-based experimentation, video and mixed media installation that explore negotiations of site, self and culture. In her solo and collaborative work, Beth plays with gestural vocabularies…

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