Gallery Mercatorplein 2017
Gallery Mercatorplein is a recurring photo exhibition in the public space. This edition features the work of Jean-Vincent Simonet.

Galerie Mercatorplein, 2017 © Foam

Foam and Amsterdam-West district have been working together for years in realising several exhibitions on Mercatorplein. With Gallery Mercatorplein Foam contributes to the goal of Amsterdam-West to shape Mercatorplein as the living room of the De Baarsjes neighbourhood. Foam regularly shows photography outside its walls with exhibitions on location to introduce photography to the widest possible audience.

Jean-Vincent Simonet (1991, France) graduated with high honours from ÉCAL in 2014 before starting his career of mixing editorial, fashion and experimental photography. His personal work was exhibited at Pla(t)form 2015 in Fotomuseum Winterthur and he also won a Swiss Design Award in Basel this year. Simonet was selected as a Foam Talent in 2015 and in the same year his exhibition Maldoror was presented at Foam 3h, Foam's project space for emerging talent. He lives and works in Paris.

This programme is part of Collaborate!. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Foam is organising a broad range of activities throughout 2017 united by the theme of collaboration, under the title Collaborate!.

The Collaborate! programme is made possible with the support of Fonds21, the Mondriaan Fund, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and VSBfonds.

Gallery Mercatorplein is made possible thanks to the City of Amsterdam, District West.

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

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Gallery Mercatorplein 2017