Prospects & Concepts

Lisandro Suriel, Myths and Sages of West India, photo. The work is part of Lisandro Suriel's ongoing project Ghost Island in which he explores ancestral memory and the imagination of the African Diaspora Lisandro Suriel, Myths and Sages of West India, photo. The work is part of Lisandro Suriel's ongoing project Ghost Island in which he explores ancestral memory and the imagination of the African Diaspora

In February 2020 the Mondriaan Fund organizes the eight edition of the annual exhibition Prospects & Concepts during the international art fair Art Rotterdam at the Van Nelle Fabriek. The exhibition presents work by 67 visual artists who received a Stipendium for Emerging Artists in 2018 in order to start their careers. For this edition, the Mondriaan Fund invited Johan Gustavsson to curate the exhibition. Gustavsson is co-director of project space 1646 in The Hague and initiator and board member of both The Naked and The Hague Contemporary. In addition, he teaches at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, at the departments of Photography and Interactive/Media/Design.

“I am honoured and enthusiastic about being able to work for Prospects & Concepts with such a broad range of talented artists. I look forward to getting more acquainted with the work of all the artists and to working together towards an interesting exhibition that shows the various artistic practices and approaches,” Gustavsson says.

The participating artists in the 2020 edition are:
Claudine Arendt / Bernardus Baldus / Christine Bax / Maud van den Beuken / Anne de Boer / Inez de Brauw / Lorena van Bunningen / Johannes Büttner / Madison Bycroft / Cihad Caner / Giulia Cenci / Margriet Craens / Ciro Duclos / Deniz Eroglu / Arash Fakhim / Angelica Falkeling / Carlijn Fransen / Paraskevi Frasiola / Hadrien Gerenton / Jessie Yingying Gong / Philipp Gufler / Konstantin Guz / Mylan Hoezen / Tim Hollander / Kimball Holth / Maaike Jaspers / Rosa Johanna / Clara Johansson Borg / Frederique Jonker / Annabel Kanaar / Nazanin Karimi / Vincent Knopper / Charlotte Koenen / Ralf Kokke / Wouter van der Laan / Marlies Lageweg / Sem Langendijk / Tobias Lengkeek / Sheng-Wen Lo / The Office of Alina Lupu / Fiona Lutjenhuis / Vera Mennens / Dennis Muñoz Espadiña / Milena Naef / Leandros Ntolas / Alina Ozerova / Niek Peters / Hugo Rocci / Puck Schot / Mayra Sérgio / Lidewij Sloot / Michelle Son / Natalia Sorzano / Koes Staassen / Suzie van Staaveren / Lisa Sudhibhasilp / Lisandro Suriel / Sjoerd Tegelaers / Marnix van Uum / Nina van de Ven / Timothy Voges / Nadja Voorham / Patricia Werneck Ribas / Baha Görkem Yalim / Micky Yang / Bruno Zhu / Margot Zweers

The Mondriaan Fund organises the Prospects & Concepts exhibition every year, in order to provide an extra boost to the visibility of emerging visual artists. The proximity of Art Rotterdam gives art professionals and collectors, as well as a broad group of interested people, the possibility to get to know the work of these promising artists. Participating artists from previous editions received positive reactions that in some cases led to purchases, offers by galleries, invitations for exhibitions, assignments and other interesting contacts.

The Prospects & Concepts exhibition is also an excellent opportunity to show what has been established partly thanks to Mondriaan Fund contributions. The Stipendium for Emerging Artists can be applied for by artists up to four years after graduation from an art academy or a comparable educational institute. The grant may be used for everything related to new work, such as research, material, equipment and projects in the Netherlands or abroad.