Press release | October 2017
Stefanie Moshammer (1988, Vienna) is the first artist to receive the new Florentine Riem Vis Grant. The artist received the Grant for the colourful series she made traveling in Brasil. Moshammer tells visual stories stemming from her own experiences and observations. Her personal impressions of special locations result in poetic images. Moshammer finds beauty in unexpected places. From 17 November onwards Foam 3h presents Tomorrow of Yesterday, a new series Moshammer shot in Haïti.
In November 2016 and March 2017 Stefanie Moshammer visited the Haitian island Île-à-Vache (Cow island). What looks like the Caribbean dream straight from a stock photograph, with waving palms and white beaches, is also a place of unfulfilled promises. Besides the beautiful surroundings of the deep blue ocean, bright green nature and colourful streets, cities and sea shores are also coloured by litter and waste, from plastic bottles and bags to polystyrene wrappings. In her series Tomorrow of Yesterday, Stefanie Moshammer researches notions of paradise, between Western ideals, yesterday’s promises, and the everyday lives of the people who live there.
ABOUT THE FLORENTINE RIEM VIS GRANT
Stefanie Moshammer was chosen in May 2017 as the recipient of the Florentine Riem Vis Grant, funded for the development of young photographic talent, in memory of Florentine Riem Vis by her family. Moshammer received the stipend for her work Vegas and She and the series The Land of Black Milk, for which she photographed in Rio de Janeiro.
ABOUT STEFANIE MOSHAMMER
Stefanie Moshammer (b. 1988, AT) lives and works in Austria, where she received a BA in Graphic Design & Photography from the University of Art and Design. Her work - which has been exhibited in Austria, France, Ireland, Sweden, Italy, The Netherlands, UK and USA – has been published by the likes of Collector Daily, Purple Magazine, i-D, GUP Magazine and VICE. In 2015, Moshammer’s first photobook, Vegas and She, was published by Fotohof edition, followed by Land of Black Milk, published by Skinnerboox in 2017. Moshammer's work was chosen for the annual Talent Issue of Foam Magazine and the internationally travelling exhibition in 2016. In 2017 she was nominated for the ING Unseen Talent Award and she won the C/O Berlin Talent Award.
This exhibition is made possible with support of the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund and the Van Bijlevelt Foundation. The prints in the exhibition are produced by Kleurgamma.
Tomorrow of Yesterday by Stefanie Moshammer can be seen from 17 November 2017 until 14 January 2018 at Foam. Open daily 10am - 6pm, Thurs/Fri 10am - 9pm.
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