Foam Talent 2022

Did you miss Foam Talent 2022 in Amsterdam? We are thrilled to announce that the exhibition will continue at The Cube in Frankfurt/Main, the exhibition space of Foam Talent sponsor Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. The show contains works from a new generation of visual artists from 14 different nations, selected through the Foam Talent Call.

Black and white self portrait, showing Harris' body after transition. © Marvel Harris
Trust, 2018. Image from the series Inner Journey, 2014–ongoing.Marvel Harris, courtesy of the artist
Archival photo, altered with devil-like representations on the heads of kids.
Image from the series Malign Influences The Holy MountainsDiego Moreno, courtesy of the artist.
A woman pointing a bow and arrow towards a man in the nude
The Death of Actaeon, from the series Paintings, Dreams and LoveYushi Li, courtesy of the artist.
Image of a lion with sharp teeth
Image from the series There Is Nothing New Under the Sun See DaylightKata Geibl, courtesy of the artist.

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.


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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.

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