Foam Talent

Come and celebrate the opening of Foam Talent 2024-2025 and explore the works of 20 artists from across the world who are shaping the future of photography.

Join us on Thursday 22 February in the presence of the artists. You are welcome from 18.30 until 21.00 hrs for this celebratory opening with music by Jerrau, drinks by Brouwerij ‘t IJ and an afterparty at Kanaal40.

About the exhibition

Foam Talent presents the work of 20 artists, selected from the biennial Foam Talent Call, this year reaching 2,480 submissions from 106 countries. Spanning various mediums and techniques, from photography to installations, the works embody a dialogue between the past and the present.

The selected artists of Foam Talent 2024-2025 are:

Eleonora Agostini, Cristóbal Ascencio, Florian Braakman, Sander Coers, Rehab Eldalil, Issam Larkat, Xin Li, Akshay Mahajan, Thero Makepe, Marisol Mendez, Ricardo Nagaoka, Andrea Orejarena & Caleb Stein, André Ramos-Woodard, Aaryan Sinha, MAryam Touzani, Jaclyn Wright, Shwe Wutt Hmon, Cansu Yıldıran, Sheung Yiu, Amin Yousefi.

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authenticity (2 CHAINZ) from the series BLACK SNAFU, 2022 © André Ramos-Woodard.
Mayisa, uzaklar mi sana bakiyorsen mi uzaklara? from the series The Dispossessed, 2019 © Cansu Yıldıran.
Image from the series Frantz Fanon, Me and The Question, 2022 © Issam Larkat.
BURIAL from the series Las flores mueren dos veces, 2022 © Cristóbal Ascencio.

Afterparty at Kanaal40

22.00 - 02.00 hrs

Continue the celebration and join us at Kanaal40 for more music and drinks. Full programme to follow.

Join us for talks & tours:

Meet the Foam Talents

24 Feb at 14.00 hrs

Join us on Saturday 24 February, during the opening weekend of Foam Talent 2024-2025, as we invite you to dive deeper into the exhibition together with this year's Talents.

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Re A Hlopela (Tombstone Unveiling) from the series We Didn’t Choose to be Born Here, 2019 © Thero Makepe.

Coming soon:

Foam Magazine #65 Talent and Foam Talent Digital

As part of the Foam Talent program, the exhibition is accompanied by a special issue of Foam Magazine, along with the digital exhibition Foam Talent Digital dedicated to the work of the 20 selected artists.

The Talent Issue of Foam Magazine (#65) and digital exhibition will be released in February 2024.

See the previous issues of Foam Magazine
Image from the series I Do Miss Hospital Visit, 2023 © Shwe Wutt Hmon.

For more information or press requests, please see here or contact our press office at pressoffice@foam.org.

The Foam Talent programme and the annual Talent Issue of Foam Magazine are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the VandenEnde Foundation and MPB.

The exhibition is made possible by De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Mondrian Fund, Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and Oschatz Visuelle Medien.

Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.

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