The 3-D Foundation has an interest in creating a residency to examine environmental concerns in relation to pushing artistic practices and knowledge production.
Alexa Jeanne Kusber, Curator


We are an invitation-only residency that focuses on pushing artists out of their comfort zones to develop new work around environmentalism that may not be possible in the studio space.

The artists are invited to live in Verbier and become immersed within the surrounding environment of the Swiss Alps while considering curated topics related to current climatic discourse.

The Residency keeps an open-door policy, so the public is able to see the work in progress. This approach demystifies the making of art and creates a more intimate and informed experience of the viewer.

We encourage artists to engage with the local communities, commissioned scholars and scientists which contribute to the evolution of the work.

The work is exhibited in our Sculpture Park for a period of 2 years or more alongside an educational programme developed with the artist surrounding the work.


We offer a number of public programmes throughout the year that provide a wide range of events, activities, and resources to help engage more deeply with the art and the environment through the Foundation's artists.

VERNISSAGE : RANA BEGUM20 July 2024 --> 10am to 4pmCroix de Coeur --> Ruinettes --> La Chaux Join the Foundation to celebrate the opening of this year's residency artist - RANA BEGUM - and her new work examining the global climate topic around ENERGY inspired by the materials, technologies and ecological knowledge sourced from the […]

Philip Samartzis : Subterranean Spaces

Sound artist Philip Samartzis will join us this Autumn to develop a project with the Foundation in collaboration with the Valais School of Art (EDHEA) around sound and the subterranean spaces and infrastructure embedded inside the landscape ecology of Valais, Switzerland. The project will encompass various elements such as glacio-hydrological systems, nuclear shelters, life support systems, and concealed infrastructure. […]

2024 Artist-in-Residence : Rana Begum

The Verbier 3-D Foundation proudly introduces artist Rana Begum as our 2024 Artist-in-Residence. Born in Bangladesh in 1977 and currently based in London, her artistic journey exemplifies the transformative potential of simplicity, geometry, and the interplay of light, color, and space. Rana Begum is celebrated for her remarkable ability to manipulate geometric shapes and structures, […]

Sophie Whettnall : RATRACK

We are delighted to announce our collaboration with artist Sophie Whettnall, invited by the Foundation to transform the blank canvas of the surrounding snowy landscape into a captivating art piece. Scheduled for this April, the project strives to provide an immersive exploration of the intersection between art and nature, leaving a lasting impact on audiences […]

Tessa Perutz : Mural Project

The Foundation is delighted to extend an invitation to artist Tessa Perutz, a former resident artist, to join us once again in Verbier. Her return offers an exciting opportunity to delve deeper into the surrounding landscapes and embark on the creative journey of developing a captivating mural situated above the Verbier 3-D Foundation Sculpture Park. […]

SYMPOIETIC SOUNDINGS by Michaela Schwentner & Nik Thoenen

The Verbier 3-D Foundation will present the work of Austrian artists Michaela Schwentner and Nik Thoenen in Verbier as part of a collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum of Bern. Under the theme of HABITAT the Foundation has invited these artists to Verbier with an interest in exploring the alpine habitat that both Switzerland and […]

Biennale Son, 1st edition : Haroon Mirza

The 1st edition of the Sound Biennial unfolds in the heart of the Valais, in early autumn 2023. It brings together over 70 artists and musicians at 17 venues in five towns and villages. Alongside a largely fragmented exhibition, the public is invited to discover 27 performances and concerts, as well as an international symposium. […]

Vernissage - Haroon Mirza & Helga Dorothea Fannon

The Verbier 3-D Foundation presents new work by London-based artists Haroon Mirza and Helga Dorothea Fannon. The artists were invited for a research-led residency in Verbier to become immersed in the local environmental aesthetics and mythologies of the region whilst responding to current debates referencing the global topics of WATER and ENERGY. The artists developed […]

2023 Residency: Haroon Mirza / Helga Dorothea Fanoon

From ocean waves to soundwaves, from electromagnetic waves to brain waves, I’m very attracted to chaotic systems—waves, electricity, energy—that are present in nature, and how our perceptual apparatus engages with them. The Verbier 3-D Foundation is pleased to announce London-based artists Haroon Mirza and collaborator Helga Dorothea Fannon as our 2023 Artists-in-Residence.  Mirza has won international acclaim […]

Chloe Dewe Mathews at MBAL

We are proud to announce that 2016 residency artist Chloe Dewe Mathews will be exhibiting the work developed during her residency - In Search of Frankenstein - for the first time in Switzerland at Le Musée des Beaux-Arts du Locle (MBAL). The collective exhibition Le plaisir du texte (The pleasure of text), is an exploration […]

The Altis Billboard Project

This September, the Foundation will be launching The Altis Billboard Project - a public art project which invites artists to submit work to be exhibited in the form of a billboard at the Ruinettes lift station in Verbier. The works will be on display for one year focusing on the theme of WATER. The Altis Billboard Project increases the public’s access to local […]

Vernissage - Fragmentin : Global Wiring

The Verbier 3-D Foundation presents Global Wiring, a new site-specific sculptural work by Swiss art collective Fragmentin. The artists were invited for a one-month residency to become immersed in the local alpine environment to develop new work responding to current debates referencing global topics of water and climate concerns, inspired by the materials, technologies and ecological […]

Swiss Post : Art in the Periphery

The Verbier 3-D Foundation is proud to announce the Swiss Post as our new supporter! We are pleased to be placed among their Art in the Periphery events which are a series of temporary, curated non-profit art events held outside urban hubs. Swiss Post has been promoting and collecting contemporary art since 1924. Today the […]

2022 Residency: FRAGMENTIN

Image from, 2019. Fragmentin and Lauren Huret The Verbier 3-D Foundation is pleased to announce Swiss artist collective Fragmentin as our 2022 Artists-in-Residence.  While residing within a dynamic community in the Alps, the residency will focus on the development of a sculptural work examining the global topics of water and climate concerns inspired by the materials, technologies […]

Eco Acoustics: Listening to a Changing Environment

Too much importance is attached to the writing of music, too much to the formula, the craft: we seek ideas inside ourselves, when in fact they should be sought from outside. We combine, we construct… we do not hear around us the countless sounds of nature, we do not sufficiently appreciate this immensely varied music […]

Eco Acoustics with Philip Samartzis

The Verbier 3-D Foundation has invited sound artist Philip Samartzis to develop a project utilising the practice of Eco Acoustics to consider the importance of listening to WATER - as a means towards a better understanding of the complex environmental changes facing our planet. Eco Acoustics is an emerging interdisciplinary science that investigates natural and […]

Puzzles With Purpose

The Verbier 3-D Foundation has launched our special Capsule Collection with Puzzles With Purpose. ARTXPUZZLES selected our curator Alexa Jeanne Kusber and the Verbier 3-D Foundation to develop a special collection within their Puzzles With Purpose project to support international contemporary artists during the global pandemic with a percentage of proceeds supporting select Artist Choice Charities. The Curator's Choice is a global initiative by […]

E-Bike Art Tours

This Summer starting from 2 July, the Verbier 3-D Foundation will offer E-Bike Art Tours through the Sculpture Park and new exhibition every Tuesday and Friday! CHF 85.- includes: E-bike rental for the day Guided Tour of the Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park Guided Tour of the Verbier 3-D 2021 Ecoacoustic Exhibition Access to the inside […]

Philip Samartzis: Vernissage + Sound Walk

Join us on Saturday 26 June for the Vernissage of - Eco Acoustics: Listening To A Changing Environment with sound artist Philip Samartzis. Too much importance is attached to the writing of music, too much to the formula, the craft: we seek ideas inside ourselves, when in fact they should be sought from outside. We […]

2021 Online Beta Residency with Natalie Ball

In 2021 the Foundation will experiment with a new format for our Residency Programme that will act as a response to creating art and building community during the time of social distancing. From using Instagram as a sketchbook to online open discussions and virtual happenings - the 2021 Residency with Native American artist Natalie Ball will exist in […]

Virtual Verbier Art Summit

The Verbier 3-D Foundation is proud to continue our support and collaboration with the Verbier Art Summit.  From 29 to 30 January 2021, the Summit will celebrate its fifth edition continuing around the important theme: RESOURCE HUNGRY - Our Cultured Landscape and its Ecological Impact  Next year a new format will also take form as the virtual Verbier […]

Online Panel Discussions

Join us for two online open discussions surrounding the themes of the exhibition and global experience of The Great Pause ... How are artists living and creating during this time? What is the role of art in times of pandemic? What is their current personal reflection on the world around them? How has their practice been affected? […]

The Great Pause... Exhibition

Natalie Ball / Olaf Breuning / James Capper / Donna Dodson / Gregory Coates / Andrea Hasler/ Tarik Hayward / Musa Hixson / Ilya and Emilia Kabakov / Etienne Krähenbühl / Andy Moerlein / Julien Marolf / Tessa Perutz / Josette Taramarcaz / Kiki Thompson / Jonathan Wright The year 2020 will be long remembered […]

Andrea Hasler: Shifting Commodities

The Foundation is releasing a limited edition print with artist Andrea Hasler as part of The Great Pause ... exhibition. Andrea HaslerShifting Commodities, 2020C-Type Metallic Print44.8 x 60 cmEdition of 200Signed and numbered by the artist175 CHF The original artwork in an edition of 5 is also available for purchase.Please inquire here for further details. Hasler was part of our 2014 Artist Residency […]

The Great Pause...

In these extraordinary times, we hope you are taking care of yourself, staying healthy and hopeful. With great sadness we have had to cancel this year's Artist Residency and exhibition. Right now, the health of everyone is our priority. Artist Natalie Ball will join us in 2021 for her residency in a changed world to […]

2020 Artist-in-Residence: Natalie Ball

I make art as proposals of refusal to complicate an easily affirmed and a consumed narrative without absolutes. - Natalie Ball The Verbier 3-D Foundation is pleased to announce Native American artist Natalie Ball as our 2020 artist-in-residence. Continuing in the 5th year of the Verbier 3-D Foundation’s climate and glacial project, the artist will be invited to live in […]

Karsten Födinger's Erratic Expeditions during the 2020 Verbier Art Summit

As part of our continued cultural partnership in 2020 with the Verbier Art Summit, we would like to invite you to experience two ERRATIC afternoons during the Summit with 2019 residency artist Karsten Födinger.  On 31 Jan, we invite you to join us at Medran lift station in Verbier to participate in Födinger's cultural intervention for the Summit weekend.  Utilising the […]

2020 Verbier Art Summit

The Verbier 3-D Foundation is proud to be a Cultural Partner of the 2020 Verbier Art Summit. RESOURCE HUNGRY: OUR CULTURED LANDSCAPE AND ITS ECOLOGICAL IMPACT The 2020 Verbier Art Summit will ask how to envision a way forward in finding harmony between art, ecology and resources. Jessica Morgan comments on the theme, “How does […]

Karsten Födinger — PILIER ERRATIQUE. 
Vernissage Weekend

Vernissage Weekend: 27-28th July 2019 I don’t see myself as the only author of my works, but as a catalyst between the forces of nature and the logics of material. The Verbier 3-D Foundation presents PILIER ERRATIQUE, a new site-specific sculptural work by German artist Karsten Födinger. The artist was invited to live for one […]

Time + Space NYC Residency : Andrea Hasler

Residency during Frieze New York. The Verbier 3-D Foundation is proud to present Avant/Après N°5, an installation by Swiss artist Andrea Hasler shown in New York PRVTVW as part of her Time + Space Artist-Residency during Frieze New York. Set in the heart of New York City’s SoHo district, this invitation-only, in-house residency program is […]

2019 Artist-in-Residence : KARSTEN FÖDINGER

2019 Artist-in-Residence : KARSTEN FÖDINGER The Verbier 3-D Foundation is pleased to announce German artist Karsten Födinger as our 2019 artist-in-residence. Realized through the engineering or construction techniques, the oeuvre of Födinger brings forth the role of the mechanics as a constitutional element of sculpture­. His work reminds the viewer that it is such a genre that rigidly follows […]

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