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Meet the artists nominated by Void in 2021

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Futures Photography
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April 16, 2021
We are happy to announce another group of artists to join Futures this year. The five artists were nominated by our new member, Void. They are Bebe Blanco Agterberg, Emily Graham, Joselito Verschaeve, Rocco Venezia and Tereza Kozinc.

They will join the platform’s activities to present their work to international professionals and to network, amongst other opportunities that will be developed for them, including exhibitions, publishing opportunities, portfolio reviews, and more.

Discover more about them:

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Project 'Finding Stenli' by Tereza Kozinc
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Project 'Actors Rule the World' by Bebe Blanco Agterberg
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Work by Rocco Venezia
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Bebe Blanco Agterberg

Bebe Blanco Agterberg is a Dutch visual storyteller, based in Amsterdam. ⁠

"The projects I make are dealing with the relationship between politics, media and citizens. How these three opponents feed each other, need each other, but also exist in a constant power struggle. I examine the reliability of the image in the post-truth era, it forms a grey area where fact and fiction live close to each other. This is the area from where I position myself.⁠

My visual language is based on what I see in the media and comes from the connection I had with the tv show where we discovered my relatives. The show shaped and directed my memory so much and intrigued me a lot. I am therefore also specifically interested in that⁠ what has been manipulated."

Emily Graham

Emily Graham is an artist working primarily with colour photography.⁠ Her practice often deals with elusive subject matters; a search for the unknown, a psychological state, the act of communication and interpretation. She is interested in creating a loose, expressive form of documentation that leaves room for subjective interpretations, embracing the suggestive and metaphorical potential of photographs.⁠

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Work by Emily Graham
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Joselito Verschaeve

Joselito Verschaeve’s work conceals - and sometimes reveals - mysterious, seemingly simple situations. His images are carefully selected and arranged in a rhythmic pattern just as a poet or a short novel writer deliberately chooses and positions his words. Verschaeve chooses specific signifiers, which he re-contextualises into a personal library of images. – (‘DO IT’, MA Expo, 2021)⁠

"My work leans on day to day encounters that are or turn narrative driven. With the idea of building an archive which can fit different themes while maintaining a certain interchangeability. With this archive gradually growing it’s possible to move around images and create new narratives."

Rocco Venezia

Rocco Venezia is an Italian visual artist working mainly with photography. The subject of his works originates from a personal interest in literature as well as a certain awareness of European political and economic situations. He holds a first-class honours degree in Documentary Photography from Newport, University of South Wales.⁠ Next to his personal projects, Rocco is working as a curator for PHmuseum and he is the co-founder of PHmuseum Lab, a photographic hub based in Bologna.⁠

Work by Joselito Verschaeve
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Tereza Kozinc

Tereza Kozinc was born in Slovenia, at that time Yugoslavia and is currently living between Ljubljana and Paris. In 2011 she finished her studies at the Institute and Academy for Multimedia in Ljubljana. She has been changing places from Slovenia to Greece for nearly a decade and after to Paris - for a quest of a home while on the other side she was always urged by the necessity to move. This is also the main focus she explores in her work, the question of her home, geographically as well as emotionally. Tereza’s life can be read within her photographic motives, her work stretches between diary and documentary photography, characterized by a minimalist reality that grows into surreality. Based on intuition and on her everyday life, the images spread from the north of Japan to the south of her kitchen. She is a self-thought photographer, mostly using 35mm film.⁠

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