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.

2016 artist residency

In Search of Frankenstein: 19th 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.

British documentary photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews studied at The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University. Her most recent series Shot at Dawn records many of the sites where approximately 1,000 British, French and Belgian soldiers were executed for cowardice or desertion during the first world war. Shot at Dawn was included in Tate Modern’s recent landmark exhibition Time, Conflict, Photographyand currently features in a solo show at The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Dewe Mathews comments: “Whether slag-heap, back of a primary school, churchyard, town abattoir or half-kempt hedgerow, these places have been altered by a traumatic event. By photographing them, I am reinserting the individual into that space, stamping their presence back onto the land, so that their histories are not forgotten.”

Click here for further information about the 2016 Artist Residency.