WELCOME! 10 Years of Swatch Art Peace Hotel

In November 2011 the Swatch Art Peace Hotel opened its doors to the first artists-in-residence. Since then the more than 420 artists contributed not only to the creative atmosphere at the residency but also left us an artistic trace representing their stay. To celebrate our ten years, we warmly invite you to visit our virtual exhibition and to discover the most recent part of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel collection: the artworks gifted to us by the 73 artists who were in residence in 2020 & 2021.

10 Years of Swatch Art Peace Hotel

In November 2011, in Shanghai, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel opened its doors, and artists from all over the world started to join. Since then, the Swatch artists residence has welcomed more than 420 artists from 54 countries: different cultures, disciplines, generations, for a kaleidoscope of ideas, talents, projects, dreams. Also a jumping board based on energy and creativity, towards a better, new, different world. 

From Shanghai to Rome

 

Ten years after the opening of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, and after Paris, Venice, Biel, Milano, Locarno, a new stop over has been added to the journey of the exhibition project: the MAXXI - the National Museum of 21st Century Arts - in Rome opened its doors to the Swatch Art Peace Hotel. “WELCOME! 10 years of Swatch Art Peace Hotel” was a call to enter the world of the project, and it told a 10-year long story through the works of about 20 artists from 10 different Countries.

 

A selection meant to speak about the diversity, the variety, the inclusivity and the richness of a community that grows and evolves every day.

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Exhibition at Maxxi
Exhibition at Maxxi
Exhibition at Maxxi
Exhibition at Maxxi
Exhibition at Maxxi
Exhibition at Maxxi

The exhibition was set in two different spaces: the Gian Ferrari hall, that hosted works of visual arts, together with the story of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel and a selection of Swatch designs created by former artists in residence. The second part, on the other hand, took place in the museum's video gallery, where short films and works of video art are shown.

Swatch Art Peace Hotel at Alserkal art district of Dubai

This exhibition celebrates the creative influence of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, which opened its doors a decade ago. From December 9, 2021 through end of March 2022, work by 10 former Swatch artists-in-residence will be showcased in the Alserkal art district of Dubai. In the meantime, we invite you to visit the virtual exhibition on our website.

In the meantime feel free to browse our Virtual Exhibition and discover the artworks left by the artists-in-residence in 2020 and 2021.

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