Foam Talent 2019

Maisie Cousins, Ants, from the series "grass, peonie, bum", 2017 © Maisie Cousins / Courtesy of the artist and TJ Boulting

6 September to 1 November 2019
Deutsche Börse AG, The Cube, Eschborn

For the first time, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation showed the exhibition "Foam Talent" with works by 20 young artists in its exhibition space in Eschborn.

"Foam Talent" is an internationally renowned talent program for young artists under the age of 35, organised by the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam since 2007. Through its annual talent call, Foam invites photographers to submit their portfolios. From over 1,800 submissions, works by 20 outstanding artists are selected to be featured in a Foam publication and as part of a touring exhibition which is shown in various international institutions. Since 2017, the program is conducted in partnership with the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.

In addition to current trends and tendencies, the selected artists concentrate on social, political and ecological concerns. By taking a fresh approach to exploring the limits of photography, they are not restricted to creating traditional two-dimensional works to be displayed against a museum wall; rather, the works include a number of expansive object installations. In the individual projects' development processes, extensive research, archive material, images without a camera and videos play an equally important role. The submissions from across the world thereby create a map of the ever changing and lively medium of photography.

The exhibition was curated by the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.


Artists: Florian Amoser (Switzerland), He Bo (China), Valentine Bo (Ukraine), Chen Zhe (China), Maisie Cousins (UK), Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (France), Jalan & Jibril Durimel (France), Sophie Gabrielle (Australia), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Thomas Hauser (France), Gregory Eddi Jones (US), Stelios Kallinikou (Cyprus), Takashi Kawashima (Japan), Dima Komarov (Russia), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Jaya
Pelupessy (Netherlands), Daniel Shea (US), Senta Simond (Switzerland), Salvatore
Vitale (Switzerland), Carmen Winant (US).


Installation shots "Foam Talent 2019"

The Cube Eschborn, 2019 © Albrecht Haag Fotografie