Foam Talent 2022

Foam proudly presents the work of a new generation of artists in the group exhibition Foam Talent 2022. The 20 participating artists look closely at both the world around us, and the one within - without shying away from discomfort or pain. Climate change, political conflict, discrimination, displacement, and social justice issues: the works address the pressing problems of our times and remind us that photography has the potential to capture the unspeakable.

About the exhibition

The twenty bodies of work were selected through the biennial Foam Talent Call, based on how they connect to timely subjects and the ways in which they push forward the medium of photography. All in their own ways, they dare to interrogate ideological structures and the systemic issues stemming from them.

Where Lina Geoushy investigates the plethora of emotions and complex social dynamics of violence against women in Egypt with the series Shame Less, Pavo Marinovic explores the archetypes and biases of masculinities specific to former Yugoslavia through the series Marbel Ass. Diego Moreno grapples with the stern presence of the Catholic Church in his youth and how this has influenced his ideas of self-perception, sexuality and family.

On a more global level, Kata Geibl’s constructed images are symbolically charged and interrogate the global issues that stem from capitalism and how we perceive our contemporary social, political and economic system.

Malign Influences/The Holy Mountains © Diego Moreno.
Home/Leaving One for Another © Olgaç Bozalp, courtesy of the artist
Home/Leaving One for Another
Languor © Donavon Smallwood, courtesy of the artist
Le Grand Voyage – Version Courte © Ange-Frédéric Koffi, courtesy of the artist
Le Grand Voyage – Version Courte
Image from the series Inner Journey C Marvel Harris courtesy of the artist
Image from the series Inner Journey

Impression of the exhibition

Opening Foam Talent, 2022 © Foam. Video: Yuri Yabi Blaak.

Opening Foam Talent, 2022 © Foam. Video: Yuri Yabi Blaak.

Featured in Foam Magazine #61
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Foam Magazine 61 Talent Image Paintings, Dreams and Love © Yushi Li
Foam Magazine 61 Talent. Image: Paintings, Dreams and Love
Foam Magazine #61: Talent, 2022 Foam. Photo: Elise Borsboom.
Foam Magazine #61: Talent, 2022
Foam Magazine #61: Talent, 2022 Foam. Photo: Elise Borsboom.
Foam Magazine #61: Talent, 2022

With Foam Talents

Marwan Bassiouni, Myriam Boulos, Olgaç Bozalp, Laura Chen, Kata Geibl, Lina Geoushy, Marvel Harris, Alexandra Rose Howland, Ange-Frédéric Koffi, Czar Kristoff, Yushi Li, Carla Liesching, Seif Kousmate, Pavo Marinović, Diego Moreno, Donja Nasseri, Ghazaleh Rezaei, Linn Phyllis Seeger, Ritsch Sisters, Donavon Smallwood.

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The Foam Talent Programme and the biennial Talent issue of Foam Magazine are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.

The exhibition is made possible by Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and Oschatz Visuelle Medien.

Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the Gemeente Amsterdam.

The feast inside The Feast Inside from the series Paintings Dreams and Love C Yushi Li and Steph Wilson, courtesy of the artists

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Foam Talent 2022