Les Alisiers Residency – August 2022


Les Alisiers

Artist Residency in Sion Switzerland

A new adventure has started! Thank you, Olivier Son Schulthess, for this amazing opportunity.

We are very excited to present to you our current Artist in Residency at the Chalet Les Alisiers in the Canton of Valais: Kleopatra Moursela.

Kleopatra Moursela is a renowned contemporary artist. She works as an assistant professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts. The artist lives and works in Athens.

Kleopatra will create and produce art during the artist residency at our chalet in Les Mayens-de-Sion, where she will stay until end of October. Her works focus on the visual language of abstraction and geometric abstraction, while using both painting and drawing as her medium. We are very curious about the journey the artist will take us along.

In any case, stop by, be curious, and enjoy an interesting encounter.

Let the process of ART begin…

Since 2015, the Les Alisiers Artist Residency has been available to young emerging artists from the Olivier von Schulthess collection as an inspirational work retreat.

For the most part, the desire to cultivate a relationship between the collector and the artists, and to nurture a mutual interest in contemporary art, led Olivier von Schulthess to open his private chalet as a temporary residence for young artists—as a site for artistic exchange and dialogue about art, and most importantly, a fascination with it.

Olivier von Schulthess’s Chalet Les Alisiers is located in the Swiss Alps, more precisely, in Les Mayens-de-Sion in the Canton of Valais near the town of Sion. Built in 1891, it has always been a place for the family to relax and enjoy a laid-back social life. However, since the family’s use of the chalet is limited to a few holiday weeks, the possibility arose to offer the estate to artists in the collection during the time when the family was not using it. And thus, the idea of the artist residency came about.