Foam 3h is our project space where recently graduated artists and photographers are invited to present their first solo museum exhibition.

For this space Foam selects national and international artists who we think have a portfolio that the world should see. The artists are challenged to experiment, surprise and push the limits of photography. Over the years, Foam 3h has become an important meeting place for photographers, artists, students, collectors and other players in the photography field.

Now at Foam 3h


Kabangu, 2016 © Osborne Macharia

Foam welcomes the African Artists’ Foundation for a collaborative presentation of young African talent at Foam 3h.

The African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) is a non-profit organisation based in Nigeria, dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African art. Together, Foam and the AAF present the work of three young photographers from Kenya and Nigeria: M┼ęchiri Njenga (1985), Osborne Macharia (1986) and Kadara Enyeasi (1994). Their works present fantastical worlds in which past, present, future, fact and fiction converge. Their stylized versions of reality render ambiguous what it is we are looking at: utopia, dystopia or real life?

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COLLABORATE! A YEAR OF VISUAL ENCOUNTERS
Foam X AAF is the second of three collaborations taking place in Foam 3h during 2017, involving photography platforms in Mexico City (Mexico), Lagos (Nigeria) and Yogyakarta (Indonesia) that each operate in a specific local art scene. The initiative offers Foam the opportunity to present young talent from different cultural contexts and to research new developments in local photography discourses worldwide.

The Collaborate! programme is made possible with the support of Fonds21, the Mondriaan Fund, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and VSBfonds.

The Foam 3h exhibitions are made possible with support of the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund, the Van Bijlevelt Foundation and Kleurgamma.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

Previously at Foam 3h

2017

Foam X Hydra (MX)
Ren Hang (CN) 
Sofia Borges (BR)

2016

Olya Oleinic (MD)
PS: Carlijn Jacobs (NL), Elizaveta Porodina (RU), Philippe Vogelenzang (NL)
Jack Davison (UK)
Jaya Pelupessy & Felix van Dam (NL)
Thomas Kuijpers (NL) 
Vincent Delbrouck (BE)

2015

Sjoerd Knibbeler (NL)
Nerhol (JP)
Regine Petersen (DE)
Jean-Vincent Simonet (FR) 
Bruno Zhu (PT)

2014

Ola Lanko (UA)
Annegien van Doorn (NL)
Jan Rosseel (BE)
Egon van Herreweghe (NL)
Anika Schwarzlose (DE)
Doina Kraal (NL) 

2013

Sara Cwynar (CA)
Lara Dhondt (BE)
Otto Kaan (NL)
Peter Puklus (HU)

2012

Stéphanie Solinas (FR)
Pavel Prokopchik (RU)
Rico & Michael (SW)
Joss McKinley (UK)

2011

Joris Jansen (NL)
Anne Schwalbe (DE)
Grant Willing (US)
Willem Popelier (NL)
Breno Rotatori (BR)
Sara-Lena Maierhofer (DE)

2010

Mylou Oord (NL)
Linus Bill (SW)
Simon Wald-Lasowski (NL)
Immersion (Alexandre Maubert, Justine Pluvinage and Vera Schöpe. FR)

2009

Ruth van Beek
Emilie Hudig 
Kim Boske
Saskia Domisse 
Jan-Dirk van der Burg 
Dieuwertje Komen & Elian Somers

2008

Stijn Verhoeff 
Joost Vandebrug
Stella Faber
FLY 
Audrey Corregan 
Monieka Bielskyte 

2007

Ringel Goslinga
WassinkLundgren
Rommert Boonstra
Awoiska van der Molen
Rob van der Nol
Anne de Vries
Yamandù Roos

2006

Daniëlle van Ark 
Fotografencollectief ‘Fw:’ 
Vincent Zedelius
Jasper Groen
Nardo Brudet 
Diederik Meijer