Atelier Mondial
Atelier Mondial
Scholarships for 2022

**Application period closed**

The application period for the 14 scholarships in the fields of visual arts, literature, fashion & textiles and dance & performing arts for the year 2022 ended on 13 June.

Jury meetings will take place in August 2021, and the awarded scholarship holders will be announced in September 2021.


tenemos los libros de adorno - Exhibition
at Salon Mondial: 3-20 June 2021

tenemos los libros de adorno is an exhibition by Martina Baldinger and Chris Hunter. It shows works that were created in 2020 during their shared house arrest during a studio residency in Buenos Aires. The title is a phrase the artists learned in Spanish class, it has a double literal meaning and refers to the domestic sphere as a jointly explored space during house arrest.

Chris Hunter develops wooden objects from a collection of drawn window and door grilles. The collection was created by observing the (often informal) architectural diversity and peculiarities of the La Boca neighbourhood. Martina Baldinger shows an installation and an animation in a loop. For the installation, she uses pages from her sketchbook marked on the back and front. Rotating circles of light explore the colourful microcosms of the drawings and allow views and superimpositions to emerge. Traces, signs and icons of the feminist movement visible in public space are interwoven with scribbles of body perception and everyday observations.

Chris Hunter 1983, born in Chur, lives and works in Basel
Martina Baldinger 1984, born in Olten, lives and works in Basel and Olten



With us in the programme:

- Gabriela Galván (in cooperation with Residency Unlimited)

- fransix Tenda Lomba (in cooperation with Pro Helvetia Südafrika)

- Jazmin Saidman (in cooperation with URRA / Fundacion Veria)

- Belén Romero Gunset (in cooperation with URRA / Fundacion Veria)

- Thiery Van Hasselt (in cooperation with Cartoon Museum Basel)

 - Marina Rosenfeld (in cooperation with Kunsthaus Baselland)


Travel around the world with artists from Atelier Mondial

The fifth issue of the CMS magazine RADAR is entirely dedicated to the exchange programme Atelier Mondial and lets former scholarship holders tell about their experiences.



Grant Holders


The Atelier Mondial Juries met at the end of August 2020 and awarded 13 artists from the region of Basel/South Baden/Solothurn/Alsace a work stay abroad: From a total of 171 applications received, four juries in the fields of visual arts, literature, dance and fashion & textiles have selected the following artists for an Atelier Mondial Fellowship 2021:


Visual Arts
 Berlin (January – June 2021)  Sanna Reitz
 Berlin (July – December 2021)  Anna Diehl
 Jerewan (July – December 2021)  Emmanuel Henninger
 Cape Town / South Africa (July – December 2021)  Gregory Hari
 New York (February – July 2021)  Tobias Nussbaumer
 Paris (July – December 2021)  Sabine Hertig
 Paris (January – December 2021)  Nico Müller
 Tokyo (January – March 2021)  Sofia Durrieu
 Travel Scholarship  Christa Ziegler



Fashion & Textile
 Oaxaca (March – August 2021)          

  Eva Brunner      


Atelier Mondial is an international scholarship programme that offers artists in the fields of visual arts, literature, fashion & textiles as well as dance & performing arts the opportunity to spend several months working in one of ten partner countries. Once a year, these 13 scholarships are announced for application in the Tri-Regio, plus a travel scholarship for a free project. The studio scholarships consist of a contribution to the cost of living as well as free use of a studio with a flat or a studio on site.

2020/2021: Atelier Mondial, like many other art programmes, was unexpectedly hit by the pandemic and many artists had to cancel or interrupt their residency this year. However, our many years of exchange with destinations all over the world have strengthened our conviction that art is an important basis for communication between cultures, regions and practices - a basis that can give us impulses for the quality of flexibility, experimentation and provisionality so much needed in these times. It is against this background that the scholarships for 2021 have been awarded again, subject to certain pandemic conditions. We would like to thank the partner institutions worldwide for their inspiring cooperation and the sponsorship for their support.