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Second Round recommended: 
Olympus Fellowship 
Announcing selected artists of 2019/2020

Press Release | May 2019


Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Hola Mi Amol, 2019 © Karla Hiraldo Voleau (detail)

For the second time Foam is organising the recommended: Olympus Fellowship with Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF) and Olympus. This fellowship enables young image makers to produce and internationally exhibit new work. The new recipients of the Fellowship 2019/2020 have been chosen: Karla Hiraldo Voleau (Dominican Republic),Tobias Kruse (Germany), and Mika Sperling (Russia). 

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Foam Talent | London
presenting a new generation of young photographers 
16 May – 16 June 2019

Press Release | May 2019


Kaelyn and the girls, 2018 © Durimel / Foam Talent (detail)

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall present the brand new exhibition Foam Talent 2019, with works from a new generation of visual artists. The work of these 20 outstanding young artists selected through the annual Foam Talent Call are featured in Foam Magazine #52, the Talent Issue. The Foam Talent exhibition will be on show at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall in London for the fourth year.

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Marloes Krijnen leaving Foam.
After eighteen years, the founder and director of Foam, Marloes Krijnen, is to stop doing ‘the best job ever’.

Press Release | 15 April 2019


Portrait of Marloes Krijnen © Inga Powilleit

‘This is a job that demands a huge amount from you,’ she declared. ‘Before too long I will be sixty-five and I want to start on a new phase of life. So I’ve decided to give up the best job ever as of 1 September this year.’ From that date onwards, Foam will have two directors, with Marcel Feil as artistic director and Nynke de Haan as managing director.

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Alex Prager – Silver Lake Drive
14 June - 4 September 2019

Press release | April 2019


Rita from the series Week-End, 2009 © Alex Prager. Courtesy Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul.

In 2012, the American artist Alex Prager (1979, Los Angeles) won the Foam Paul Huf Award for her series Compulsion. Seven years later, Prager returns to Foam with an exhibition entitled Silver Lake Drive, in which she unites ten years of her photographic and film works. Prager’s work is cinematic, drawing inspiration from her surroundings, personal experiences, street photography, pop culture and film. She utilises a range of style elements reminiscent of early film genres such as film noir, thriller, melodrama and crime fiction. Women have frequently been the protagonist in Prager’s work, driven by emotion. 

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Foam presents major exhibition at anniversary edition of renowned international photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019:
ON EARTH – Image-making, Technology and the Natural World
1 July – 22 September 2019

Press Release | April 2019


Kate in an EEG Study of Cognition in the Wild, Strayer Lab, University of Utah, Utah 2015 © Lucas Foglia / Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery

Foam will present a large thematic exhibition at the 50th edition of the Rencontres d’Arles, the largest and most respected photography festival in the world. The exhibition, entitled On Earth - Image-making, Technology and the Natural World, brings together the work of over 25 contemporary artists who use innovative imaging strategies to reflect on the evolving relationship between humans and nature. With this exhibition Foam underlines it’s wish to both represent the latest developments in photography and to exhibit cutting-edge and relevant works. The exhibition will be presented at Atelier des Forges in Arles, France.

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Foam 3h: Lilian Kreutzberger
Whiteandgold && Blackandblue
3 May – 7 July 2019

Press Release | 12 April 2019


Super Surface by Lilian Kreutzberger © Lilian Kreutzberger, courtesy of CINNAMON

From the 3rd of May, Foam 3h presents the work of Lilian Kreutzberger (1984, Netherlands). Kreutzberger is trained as a painter, but in her conceptual projects she combines photographic techniques with other media such as sculpture and architecture. In her project Whiteandgold && Blackandblue, the artist investigates the experience of material and space in the digital domain. Her multimedia work, which has a strong photographic dimension, is elusive and mysterious, and at the same time very tangible. Foam 3h displays a combination of reliefs, sculptural works and collages.

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Changing Views - 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
3 May – 7 July 2019

Press Release | Amsterdam, 5 April 2019

Priscilla, 1969 ©Joseph Szabo/ courtesy of the artist
Priscilla, 1969 ©Joseph Szabo/ courtesy of the artist

In light of the 20-year anniversary of the prestigious Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Foam presents Changing Views – 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse, an extensive range of works from one of the most important corporate collections of international photography. The Art Collection Deutsche Börse comprises approximately 1,800 works from over 120 international photographers, including iconic names such as Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Rineke Dijkstra, Dana Lixenberg, younger photographers like Tobias Zielony and Mike Brodie, and hidden gems like Gerd Danigel or Gabriele and Helmut Nothhelfer. 

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Tyler Mitchell – I Can Make You Feel Good
19 April – 5 June 2019

Press Release | Amsterdam, February 2019

Untitled (Two Girls Embrace), 2018 © Tyler Mitchell

This spring, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam proudly presents I Can Make You Feel Good, photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell’s (1995, US) first solo exhibition. Alongside a selection of images from the artist’s personal and commissioned work, Foam is also premiering two of Mitchell’s video works: Idyllic Space and Chasing Pink, Found Red.

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Scheltens & Abbenes - ZEEN
15 March - 5 June 2019

Press release | Amsterdam, February 2019


Cos, Collections, Soap Bars, 2012 © Scheltens & Abbenes

In the spring of 2019, Foam will present the largest museum solo exhibition of the artist duo Scheltens & Abbenes so far. The duo is seen as the most progressive still-life photographers in the Netherlands today. Maurice Scheltens (1972) and Liesbeth Abbenes (1970) have managed to build an international artistic practice at the intersection of commissioned and autonomous photography.

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

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