The city of Chur awards the scholarship for the working stay in Buenos Aires for the period from July to December 2023 to the 22-year-old artist Ursin Schild from Chur.
Abroad studio for cultural workers
The Cities Conference Culture (SKK), of which the city of Chur is a member, runs a residency for artists in La Boca / Buenos Aires. In the studio house live and work during six months simultaneously three cultural workers from different Swiss cities. Soon the 22-year-old Ursin Schild from Chur will be one of them. He received the scholarship from the city of Chur for the working stay in Buenos Aires for the period from July to December 2023. The studio rent is financed by the SKK and the city of Chur. In addition, he will receive a stipend totaling 10,000 Swiss francs, which will be used to cover living expenses.
Young artist Ursin Schild
Longer stays abroad not only give creative artists the opportunity to get away from everyday life and concentrate fully on their work, they can also develop their work further in an inspiring environment and gain new impulses. Ursin Schild, who was born and raised in Chur in 2001, also seeks this cultural exchange. He completed an apprenticeship as a draftsman specializing in architecture at "Bearth & Deplazes", graduated with a professional baccalaureate specializing in art and design, and has been working in his own studio in Chur since 2021. He currently lives in New York, where he is doing a language study trip. Immediately following this, he will travel to Buenos Aires. Ursin Schild is a young talent - he has not yet completed his fine arts studies, nor does he have a gallery that sells his paintings. His art posters on the theme of "Flight", his more recent works with his own scratch technique and his understanding of art have attracted attention to him. He is all the more pleased about this scholarship. "Actually, I'd better learn Spanish now instead of English," he says with a smile, adding, "it has always been my dream to be able to devote myself entirely to art in a foreign country." The young man from Chur can well imagine taking meat consumption as a theme in Argentina and analyzing the differences and similarities with Switzerland and working on them artistically. Otherwise, he would also like to be able to simply get involved with new things. "After all, as a 22-year-old, you go through the world differently, more freely, more naively, more carefree," he writes in his dossier. This is exactly what makes the scholarship indispensable for his artistic development in his young years.Further information on Ursin Schild can be found on his website: https://www.ursinschild.ch/
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