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Call for Submissions 2020

The 2020 edition of Art Safiental is dedicated to the theme ‘ANALOG – DIGITAL’ and the relationship between digital culture and land and environmental art. In cooperation with Migros Kulturprozent, up to three production grants will be offered in 2019 for artists working on projects related to the theme of the Biennale. Selected artists will show their work together with 13 other artworks during the curated outdoor exhibition which takes place from July to October 2020. Requirement: applying artists must have Swiss citizenship or live/work in Switzerland for at least the last 6 months. 

The works will be presented throughout the entire Safiental area, largely in non-institutional locations situated in the alpine landscape as well as in semi-public and interior spaces. You can find information about the previous exhibitions here: NEW LAND ART (2016) and HORIZONTAL – VERTICAL (2018).

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2019. Your project does not have to be finished at the time of application but should be completed by spring 2020. Total funding is up to 50,000 CHF, which is distributed by the jury to 2-3 individual projects.

Funded projects will be announced in June 2019. In the summer/autumn of 2019 selected artists will visit Safiental to determine the final location of the work. Selected projects are to be developed in close dialogue with the curator of Art Safiental. Construction and installation will take place in May-June 2020. The exhibition opens on July 4, 2020, and closes on Oct 18 2020.

Guidelines for application
Apply Online
Enquiries about the competition: Migros Kulturprozent, Dominik Landwehr
Enquiries about the exhibition: Kuratorium Art Safiental


Analia Saban: Sketch for Rock Painting. Art Safiental 2018


Happy New Year

We welcome 2019 with a hike on Piz Schlüechtli visiting “Transparent earth” (2018) by Lita Albuquerque from Art Safiental 2018. Next to Analia Saban the only work still on view.



Finissage Program

Come and join us for the big finale on Oct 20/21. 2018!



Short movie Art Safiental 2018

ART SAFIENTAL 2018 Video overview by Thomas Rickenmann


Art Safiental on 3sat

3sat adopted the report on  Art Safiental from SRF Kulturplatz – as the only segment of their Land Art-Program – translated into standard German and added a new informative intro.


Report on Swiss Television

Yesterday evening Swiss Television SRF broadcasted in its cultural section “Kulturplatz” a program on Land Art (whole report here) – one part portaited also this year’s Art Safiental, including interviews with Bob Gramsma, Gerber/Bardill, Marianne Halter and Mario Marchisella.


Video: Water Castle

For those who missed Steve Rowell‘s splendid film “WATER CASTLE” or want to rewatch, an online version is available now.


Report by Digital Brainstorming

Short visit by Digital Brainstorming from Migros Kulturprozent – Impressions and Interviews with mayor Thomas Buchli and curator Johannes M. Hedinger.


Next round for the Zero Star Hotel

What started 2 year ago als art installation of the 1. Art Safiental grew into a tourism brand; the Null Stern Hotel – zero star hotel respectively Zero Star Hotel and lately the Zero Real Estate of Atelier für Sonderaufgaben. After Safiental (2016) and Appenzell (2017) this years installment took place in Toggenburg (St.Gallen):


in the media

Art Safiental got featured all over the world, in publications such as Lonely PlanetSpiegel OnlineCondé Nast TravelerDesignboomThe GuardianHaaretz Israel oder No3. Magazine New York – but also in the local news such as Kunstbulletin, NZZWOZRTR, Swiss Info, Schweizer Familie, Südostschweiz or Bündner Tagblatt. More reviews can be found here