Unseen Foundation exists alongside Unseen’s companies Unseen Amsterdam, Unseen Magazine and Unseen International. Unseen Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation that aims to increase the impact of artists, working with photography, on society. Unseen Foundation endeavours to launch initiatives to promote the work of emerging artists, with a specific focus on young talent.
The foundation is part of the platform since 2019 and it has been called to nominate 5 emerging talents based in the Netherlands.
For the selection process Unseen Foundation worked with six nominators. Each of them brought forward five names of artists that they would like see in Unseen Foundation’s talent selection. In a second step, Unseen together with Iris Sikking selected the final five talents.
- Delphine Bledel, Artist, Researcher & Publisher
- Fleurie Kloostra, Curator Melkweg Expo
- Jenny Smets, Director of Photography Vrij Nederland
- Sara Blokland, Artist and Curator
- Taco Hidde Bakker, Writer
- Bertan Selim, Head of Grants & Collaborations Prince Claus Fund
The final 5 Dutch talents are Eline Benjaminsen, Eva Kreuger, Kevin Osepa, Pleun Gremmen, Verena Blok.
The talents will be launched and presented to the audience on Thursday Sept 20th in Amsterdam in a public talk between them and the curators Iris Sikking and Amelie Schule, representing Unseen Amsterdam.
Starting at 18.00