Acme Studios — Mikhail Shishkin

Supporting Artists since 1972

Mikhail Shishkin

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Mikhail Shishkin is a Russian writer based in Switzerland, and is one of the most prominent names in modern Russian literature.

Mikhail's writing debut in 1993, Calligraphy Lesson, a short story translated into French and Finnish, won the Prize for the Best Debut of the Year. Since then his works – both fiction and non-fiction – have been translated into 29 languages and have received a large number of prestigious national and international awards, including National Bestseller Prize, National Big Book Prize and many others.

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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