Our Offices & Partners Abroad

For detailed information please click on the offices and cultural centres below. For further information on the headquarters in Zurich please go to: www.prohelvetia.ch

Projects supported >

«Histórias Minerais Extraordinárias» – Mabe Bethonico

Brazil — Events Billy Meier Archive © Mabe Bethonico


20° Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo
3 October 2017 – 14 January 2018

Mabe Bethônico (Belo Horizonte) «Histórias Minerais Extraordinárias» at 20° Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil (São Paulo)

At the boundary between geography, ufology and fiction, «Histórias Mineiras Extraordinárias» is inspired by the work of three personalities: Aubert de la Rüe, Billy Meier and Pierre Versins.

Conceived as an exhibition activated by a narrative performance, «Histórias Mineiras Extraordinárias» is the result of research conducted in several Swiss institutions, such as the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève, the FIGU archive – Billy Meier, the Maison d’Ailleurs d’Yverdon-Les-Bains and the EisenBibliothek in Schlatt.

A native of Belo Horizonte, Mabe Bethônico is interested in subjects such as geography, geology, history and ethnography and bases her work on archives and collections, exploring the limits of documentation and fiction. She has been selected notably for the 27th and 28th editions of the Biennale de São Paulo and her work has been the subject of exhibitions at the Centre de la photographie in Geneva (2010) and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Other Projects

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.