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