Pradeepan Raveendran

Filmmaker from France / Sri Lanka

Pradeepan Raveendran was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, in 1981. He is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. He has been living in Paris, France, since 2004, as a political refugee. His first short film, ''A Mango Tree in the Front Yard'', was an official selection at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009 and subsequently nominated for a Golden Bear. His second short film, ''Shadows of Silence'', premiered at ‘Directors' Fortnight’ - Cannes Film Festival, in 2010.

Both films were screened at many film festivals, including Rotterdam and Locarno. He was also a participant of Berlinale Talents 2014. He co-founded'Exil Image' in 2008. The above-mentioned films were produced through this production company.

2017, as a participant of Open Doors, a section of the Festival del Film Locarno, Pradeepan Raveendran was selected for this residency by Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, DEZA and Villa Sträuli.

Heba Khalifa 
Visual artist from Egypt

Photographer and visual artist Heba Khalifa will be at the Villa Sträuli from september until mid october 2017. 
She is invited from Pro Helvetia.

Anna Kim 
Author from Austria 

Anna Kim is in september at the Villa Sträuli. 
Website 

Photo: © Werner Geiger Suhrkamp Verlag

Alexander Nieuwenhuis
Author from the Netherlands

He will be at the Villa Sträuli from October 15 until November 30, 2017. 

Li Wei
Visual artist from China

The artist is at the Villa Sträuli from September 1 until November 30, 2017. Her residency is supported by Pro Helvetia.

Melanie Dorfer
Visual artist from Germany

She is at the Villa Sträuli from January 15 until April 15, 2018.




Agnès Guipont and Pauline Dupuy
Musicians and performers from France 

The two musicians will be at the Villa Sträuli from January 15 until April 15, 2018. 

Molly Joyce
Composer from the United States  

Molly Joyce will be at the Villa Sträuli from May 2 until July 31, 2018.



Maarten Inghels
Author from Belgium

He will be at the Villa Sträuli from May 2 until July 31, 2018.

copyright photo: Koen Broos

Sasha Kurmaz
New Media /Ukraine

Sasha Kurmaz will be at the Villa Sträuli from September 1 until November 30, 2018. 

Felix Oehmann
Visual arts / Germany

Felix Oehmann will be at the Villa Sträuli from September 1 until November 30, 2018. 

(Foto: copyright Christian Werner)
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