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Swatch art peace hotel

Swatch Art Peace Hotel

Blending art and life, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel's landmark heritage building on the Bund in Shanghai is the international location for Swatch's artist residency.


Artist Residency

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel is designed to bring together artists from around the world to experience a unique cultural environment dedicated to contemporary art in the extraordinary city of Shanghai.
Its artist residency welcomes known and unknown artists from around the world, to live and work in apartments and workshops for a period of three to six months. Dancers, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, writers, painters, conceptual artists, and many more creative individuals from around the world live and work in the Swatch Art Peace Hotel’s workshops and apartments and explore the contemporary arts in China’s most vibrant city.


The Swatch Art Peace Hotel invites artists from around the world to apply online for a residency in this extraordinary city. The applications are reviewed by an international committee whose efforts ensure that a broad range of artistic disciplines, styles and national origins is represented.
Apply now online! There is no deadline and the application fee of 30 Swiss Francs will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Be part of this unique experience and share your creativity!

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Virtual Museum

Check out all the traces left by former artists-in-residence in the Swatch Art Peace Hotel’s virtual museum!

Painters, sculptors, filmmakers, writers, designers… All have left an amazing trace for you to discover.

The virtual museum will grow in time as new artists are added, so check back often!