Acme Studios — Anselm Stalder

Supporting Artists since 1972

Anselm Stalder

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Anselm Stalder is a Swiss artist. His interests revolve around questions of image possibility, the exhibition as a medium, the transformations in media change, the expansion of language, the embodiment of cerebral movements and the periphery as a place of action. These concerns are usually acted out in the space of transfer between drawing and language.

Anselm studied ethnology, art history and philosophy before scholarships enabled stays in Rome and Paris. Here Anselm began developing his artistic practice, a period of his career that was documented in an extensive exhibition at the Solothurn Art Museum in 2012 and in the associate catalogue Glimmende Peripherie. Between 1995 and 1998 he taught at the Haute Ecole des Arts (HEAD) in Geneva. Since 1999 he has been involved in the development and delivery of a Fine Arts bachelors and masters at the HKB. Anselm has been a member of the Federal Art Commission since 2012.

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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