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Jane'a Johnson new Artistic Director Foam

Press Release | July 2021     

On Earth, 2020 © Foam. Photo: Christian van der Kooy.

Jane’a Johnson (US) will be the new Artistic Director at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Johnson will join the management of Foam with Nynke de Haan (Managing Director), per 1 October 2021.

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Foam 3h: Gilleam Trapenberg - Unbé t’aweró
16 July - 12 September 2021

Press Release | June 2021     

Koraal Tabak, 2016 © Gilleam Trapenberg, courtesy of the artist.

Foam presents the first museum exhibition of works by Gilleam Trapenberg. This solo exhibition at Foam 3h is the next step in the photographer’s ongoing, long-term quest to consider the representation and imagery of the Caribbean.

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Recommended: Olympus Fellowship
Karla Hiraldo Voleau,
Tobias Kruse & Mika Sperling
2 July - 12 September 2021

Press Release | December 2020

Yusuke Has Nothing to Tell to Anyone VI, from the series I Have Nothing to Tell You, 2019 © Karla Hiraldo Voleau.

Foam Amsterdam, House of Photography/Deichtorhallen Hamburg and Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF) present the second edition of the recommended Olympus Fellowship. The winners of the second recommended, Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Tobias Kruse and Mika Sperling will show new work, created during the fellowship, at Foam from 2 July 2021 onwards.

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Now You See Me Moria
2 July - 25 August 2021

Press Release | May 2021     

Now You See Me Moria. Photo by Qutaeba.

Personal experiences, anger and pain are the basis of a special project in which refugees share photos and stories via Instagram about their daily life in Moria, the largest refugee camp in Europe, located in Greece.

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Foam Talent | Amsterdam 2020
18 December 2020 - 6 October 2021

Press Release | November 2020

From the series Maggic Cube, 2019 © Adjie Dieye, courtesy of the artist. 

Although Foam Talent is a symbol of a wide range of genres and uses of photography, this edition is characterized by in-depth identity issues. Where Alba Zari tries to construct a portrait of her unknown biological father through old family photos and computer technology, Luther Konadu's work is a reflection of the photographic portrait itself: through cutting and pasting he investigates the construction of identity. Adji Dieye responds to economically determined stereotypes and traditional roles by reinventing an African tradition of studio portrait photography. Karla Hiraldo Voleau distorts fact and fiction and undermines the male gaze through selfies and intimate portraits of her Latin lovers.

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Out now: Foam Magazine #59: Histories – The Archival Issue

Press Release | June 2021     

Image from the series Playing with Visual Fragments © Sofia Yala Rodrigues, courtesy of the artist.

The new issue of Foam Magazine focuses on the archive as subject and looks at contemporary ways of engaging with archival images, and their remediation as a form of activation and critical analysis.

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Shigeru Onishi - The Possibility of Existence
17 September - 9 January 2022

Press Release | May 2020

Title Unknown, 1950s © Estate of Shigeru Onishi, care of Tomoharu Onishi, courtesy of MEM, Tokyo.

Foam proudly presents the brilliant but forgotten work from the short photographic career of Shigeru Onishi (1928-1994). Foam is exhibiting a broad selection of vintage prints in combination with some of these ink paintings, which indicate the continuation of his artistry.

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

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.

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