Acme Studios — Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler

Supporting Artists since 1972

Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler are an Irish-American and Swiss artist duo. The pair has been working collaboratively in film, photography and sculpture since 1990, producing work that invites open-ended, suggestive reflections on memory, place and cinema. Interweaving hybrid forms of storytelling, their work explores the ways film’s historic fictions permeate present spatial realities.

In 2017 they represented Switzerland in the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in the exhibition Women of Venice curated by Philipp Kaiser. They have also exhibited at the 48th Venice Biennale; Tate Liverpool; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Kunsthaus Graz; Mori Museum, Tokyo; Hamburger Bahnhof; Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

Hubbard / Birchler's work is held in numerous public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum LACMA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian, Washington D. C.; Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland; Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; National Museum of Art Osaka, Japan and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany.

In April 2017, they were each awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in recognition of their outstanding achievements to art and culture by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Canada.

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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