Florentine Riem Vis Grant

The Florentine Riem Vis Grant was established in memory of Florentine Riem Vis (1959-2016) with the goal of supporting young photographic talents in the development of their artistic careers. 

The grant, started in 2017, consists of a sum of € 10,000 and is made available each year for the development and coaching of a talented photographer under the age of 35. The recipient of the grant is invited to exhibit their work at Foam 3h, Foam’s project space for young, up-and-coming photographers.

Untitled, from the series Turunç, 2018 © Solène Gün

Solène Gün is the third recipient of the Florentine Riem Vis Grant. Gün was awarded the grant based on her work Turunç (Bitter Orange), an exploration of the daily lives of young men with a Turkish background in the suburbs of Paris and Berlin. Solène Gün (1996, FR/CH), herself a child of Turkish immigrants, focuses on the environment of these boys. Her exhibition is on view at Foam 3h from 13 December 2019 until 16 February 2020.

2018: Rebecca Sampson
2017: Stefanie Moshammer

Florentine Riem Vis had close affiliations with several cultural institutions and in particular with Foam. She was especially interested in helping people develop their artistic talent. For this grant Foam will scout worldwide for talented artists with a clear signature and style that is relevant to the contemporary artistic discourse. The artist can work in all photographic genres, including multi-media and interdisciplinary work. One condition to be eligible for the grant is that the work should show a clear relationship to people, in the widest sense of the word. Each year, Florentine Riem Vis’ children will choose the recipient from a shortlist compiled by Foam.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.

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