The 3-D Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating monumental contemporary sculpture to promote art, education, and culture to international audiences.

Founded in 2010 by New York-based artist Madeleine Paternot and Verbier-based artist Kiki Thompson, the foundation creates educational and cultural experiences inspired by the stunning Alpine environment in Verbier, Switzerland.

The Verbier 3-D Residency and Sculpture Park is an annual contemporary art, cultural, and educational happening in Switzerland at an altitude of 2,300 meters between La Chaux and Ruinettes, where more than one million skiers and hikers access the park for free year round.

The Sculpture Park and Residency create a space for art and ecology to meet on the mountain. Each individual can experience their own sense of escape in the museum without walls.

Find out more about our visiting and collaborating artists, view upcoming and past exhibitions, and engage in our evolving education programmes.

2014 artist residency

MUTATIONS: 5th July 2014 – 5th July 2016

What are the emerging forms of mutation in contemporary art practices? How can contemporary art transform our understanding of the complex entanglements caused by proliferating mutations in the environment and society? Can artists mutate/remix/re-vision our understanding of society, environment and culture?

Curated by Paul Goodwin (UK) and Alexa Jeanne Kusber (USA).

Andrea Hasler (CH) 
Bureau A (CH) 
Tarik Hayward (CH) 
Eve Bailey (FR/USA)

Click here for further information about the 2014 Artist Residency.

Click here for detailed information about the Weekend Courses and cultural programming that accompanied the 2014 Artist Residency.

2016 artist residency

The Year Without Summer: 18th June 2016 – 18th June 2017

The Verbier 3D Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be working with the artist Chloe Dewe Mathews for the 2016 Artist Residency. The artist will come to Verbier, Switzerland to develop new work whilst considering the themes of The Year Without Summer and the current age of the Anthropocene.

The contemporary understanding of glacier awareness and its global increase have clearly shown how human behaviour in one geographical region can affect life in another, how individuals can impact upon other human beings’ living conditions, how certain populations’ lifestyle affects the environment, and how changes in the natural world conversely can induce migration and societal changes.