Acme Studios — Andrea Köhler

Supporting Artists since 1972

Andrea Köhler

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Andrea Köhler is a journalist, author and editor of several books. After studying literature and philosophy she worked as a journalist and literary critic for major German and Swiss newspapers and radio stations. She was a cultural correspondent in Paris (1991-1994) and became a literary editor of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung in 1995. Andrea moved to New York in 2001 to work as the cultural correspondent of the NZZ until 2018, and is currently living between Zurich and Berlin. Andrea was awarded the Berlin Book Critics Prize (2003), is a recipient of a Max Kade Fellowship (2004) and a Fellowship at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy (2017).

Andrea writes literary reviews as well as personal essays and philosophical reflections on everyday life, art and nature. These have been published in books, magazines and newspapers. Living in foreign countries for most of her life, her writing is inspired by different cultures and mentalities as well as the experience of being a foreigner. Andrea’s books on “waiting”, “animals” and “shame” have been translated into several languages. She is currently working on two books called Faces and Book of Moods.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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