About

This foundation has the ambition to support and develop artist talent with a special focus on interdisciplinary public space works with local community

Founders

Olivier Delebecque (Compiègne, FR. 1981) is a visual artist and independent filmmaker based in Amsterdam whose work is inspired by the concept of Autonomy of Migration. His works usually revolve around a real or symbolic journey. Olivier’s current project navigate between the art scene and the film industry by creating subversive images of the Sea. Olivier is also a sailor. 

Suzanne Bernhardt (Amsterdam, NL. 1988) is a visual artist that graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, in 2016. Her works often relate to social sculpture and how the practice of arts create new potential within a community. She recently developed an exchange with Amerindians ceramic artists from Suriname and French Guiana. Her current practice focus on the potential of primitive ceramic techniques.

Chairwoman

Martine Neddam (Oran, FR. 1953) is a visual artist working with internet virtual characters who lead an autonomous artistic existence in which the real author remained invisible. She has worked as an artist, professor and researcher at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) in Visual and Media Arts. Currently she is the main mentor for “The Commoners Society” at the Sandberg Institute.

Secretary

Agnes Voskamp (Dinxperlo, NL. 1989) has worked in close collaboration with artists, curators and different art academies as project coordinator at Nieuw Dakota in Amsterdam. Her field of interested lies at the intersection of art, theater and public space. Currently she is studying Arabic Language the University of Amsterdam.

Treasurer

Espen Strandhagen (Oslo, NO. 1976) studied graphic design in Norway and monumental design at the KABK in The Hague. He has worked independently as an artist and art handler, an organiser and administrator for among others New Dakota, Amsterdam Drawing, AAF and the Kunstenbond.