4. 地点 Locations
（1）Verzasca山谷/索诺尼奥 Verzasca Valley / Sonogno
The Verzasca Valley is located in the heart of the Canton of Ticino in Southern Switzerland, about 150 kilometres north from Milan and 200 kilometres south from Zurich. It comprises eight municipalities. The last village of the valley is Sonogno at 919 meters above sea level with about 90 all-year-round inhabitants. The Valley is formed by the Verzasca River, with its crystal-clear turquoise and emerald green water. The Valley extends over 25 kilometres in north – south direction and it is situated between the Leventina Valley and the Maggia Valley and culminates at Pizzo Barone (2864 m).
Courtesy of Verzasca Foto Festival
（2）展览空间 Exhibition Spaces
2016-2016届的驻留展览在毗邻索诺尼奥中心广场的Tecc der Giacomina（由旧粮仓改造的展览空间）举办。这座两层建筑被用于展览、销售和影像装置。2017年的艺术项目在索诺尼奥镇中心的石屋外展出。2018年，其中一个项目在近期刚刚改建的CiiS（索诺尼奥镇边缘的石造粮仓）中举办，另一个则沿着弗拉斯科与索诺尼奥之间的林中小径举行。
During the editions 2015 – 2016 the residents’ exhibition has taken place in the exhibition space called“Tecc der Giacomina” (old barn transformed in exhibition space) next by the main square of Sonogno. The house is on two floors, used for exhibitions, point of sale and videos installations.
The 2017 projects were exhibited on the outside walls of stone houses on the town centre of Sonogno. In 2018, one project was exhibited in the recently converted space “CiiS” (old barn at the beginning of the Sonogno town centre) and another along the wood path between Frasco and Sonogno.
（3）驻留艺术家住宿：Casa Quirico 和Casa Berna
Residents’House: Casa Quirico and Casa Berna
Our rented houses for the residents are located in Frasco. Both on three floors, with enough space for up to four artists, it has comfortable installations with total five bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a shared area with the living room and the kitchen. New is an atelier space in the top of the house Casa Berna, with working places and leisure installations.
About Pro Helvetia Shanghai
Pro Helvetia Shanghai is founded in 2010 and represents the Swiss Arts Council in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Its aim is to encourage dialogue between Swiss and Chinese cultural practitioners and institutions by supporting projects that enhance the exchange of knowledge and experience in the cultural field.
Since the project was formally initiated in April 2013, A4’s artist in residence international exchange program has given many artists, curators, and designers from China and abroad the opportunity to exchange and interact with one another. It has also encouraged innovative artists and artist groups with contributions to public knowledge to carry out participatory projects that intervene in the community or city. The international residency’s locally based production, exchange, and exhibitions strengthen cultural exchange and academic dialogue between the institution and its surroundings. Based in the local community, Luxelakes·A4 Art Museum not only provides exemplary academic support, it also coordinates events and discussions during the duration of the residency, making it possible for participants to expand, diversify, and deepen their artistic practices.
At present, the artist in residence international exchange program is divided into four distinct sections: invitational residency, city based residency exchanges, open applications for international and domestic artists, and residencies specifically for public art projects.