What's on

Our ongoing support of artists’ practices with residencies, mentoring and a public programme, evolves in parallel with our longer-term research and interdisciplinary dialogue on art and sustainability.

In this research, we bring forward pressing ecological issues, including climate change, pollution, the loss of biodiversity, environmental rights, and social injustice.

We propose a capacity, in 12 folds, that allows permissive multi-rational interpretation, that functions as an experiment; An alternative model in which artists, curators and researchers can think, debate and create without predetermined outcomes and thus unfold fields of possibilities.

In discursive public activities like reading groups, exhibitions, screenings and talks, we disseminate findings, ideas and opinions which, regardless of the format, connect to the care for our Earth and the need for contemporary art in real-time.

Support

SEA Foundation is a not-for-profit, artist-led organisation, We are benefitting from collective support and a warm network. SEA Foundation seeks support from public and private sector partners, whose support is vital to the success of our work. Go to the donation page and care for art by giving too.

Now

Curator Visiting Programme | Myymälä2
Curator visiting programme
12.09 – 20.09.2021
Visiting SEA Foundation from Finland. Curators Ramiro Camelo, Egle Oddo and Timo Tuhkanen from Myymälä2
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Video Art & Experimental Film Event #1
Walk-in Cinema
23 24 25.09.2021
A walk-in event brings a selection of video artworks and short films to Tilburg that highlights the theme of the Commons and Commoning.
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Jaclyn Mednicov | Artist in Residence
July – September 2021
Resident from United States
Jaclyn Mednicov is an American artist who draws inspiration from everything that grows, blooms and decays in her garden.
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Lucia Sotnikova | Studio Encounter
Studio visit at EKWC
21.05.2021
Assistant curator Julia Fidder shares the write-up from the studio encounter with artist Lucia Sotnikova at EKWC
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fold #02 on Commons
Programme
July  – October 2021
fold #2 on Commons is part of SEA Foundation’s longer-term programming on art and sustainability. Read the full programme here
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Eva Hoonhout | Studio Encounter
Studio visit
09.07.2021
Assistant curator Fay van Blitterswijk met with Dutch artist Eva Hoonhout at her studio in Tilburg.
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Next

Tudor Bratu & Willem de Haan | with The Balcony
August | November 2021
Collaborative research-based residency
Artists Tudor Bratu and Willem de Haan collaborate on the invitation of SEA Foundation and The Balcony (Den Haag) by conducting their research towards ‘Commons’.
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Reading on Commons | with Sophia Holst
Reading on Commons no. II
18.11. – 18:00 CEST online/on-site
Invitation to take part in the reading session with current Jan van Eyck Academy resident Sophia Holst reading an excerpt from the book Common Space: The City as Commons by Stavros Stavrides
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Book list fold #02 on Commons
Recommended reading list
Find reading matter and get ideas on what books are of interest to artists, curators and scholars on the theme of Commons
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Past

Reading on Commons | with Amy Franceschini and Futurefarmers
Reading on Commons no. I
16.09. – 18:00 CEST online
Invitation to take part in the reading session with Amy Franceschini and Futurefarmers reading Mika Hannula’s and Michael Taussig’s texts.
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Hillside Projects | THEY WHO WERE
Exhibition
29.04. – 05.06.2021
The solo exhibition by Hillside Projects (Emily Berry and Jonas Böttern), a Swedish artist duo, deals with the intertwining of nature and man.
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Group Exhibition | My Mother’s Daughter
Group Exhibition
29.01 – 16.04.2021
In the group exhibition ‘My Mother’s Daughter’, several artists show what a mother means to them, from the birth of the child to the death of the mother.
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Reading on Empathy | with Katarina Jazbec
Reading on Empathy no. II
17.06. – 18:00 CEST both online and offline
Invitation to take part in the reading session Memetic Traps: Forests, Images, Worlds with guest reader Katarina Jazbec that wraps around and beyond the theme of empathy.
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Reading on Empathy | with Mari Keski-Korsu
Reading on Empathy no. I
20.05. – 17:00 CEST online
SEA Foundation would like to invite you to take part in the reading session that wraps around and beyond the theme of empathy along with the hydrofeminist thought.
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Eva Spierenburg & Jesse van den Berg | Intertwined
Exhibition
02.07 – 21.08.2021
The duo exhibition ‘Intertwined’, is the conclusion of a collaborative research towards ‘Empathy’ from Eva Spierenburg and Jesse van den Berg.
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Reading on Empathy no. III | with Sheng-Wen Lo
Reading on Empathy no. III
08.07.2021 – 18:00-20:00 CEST both online and offline
SEA Foundation invites you to take part in a reading session on the tension between science, empathy, utilitarianism and regulation. We can welcome reading group attenders offline.
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Book list fold #01 on Empathy
Recommended reading list
Find reading matter and get ideas on what books are of interest to artists, curators and scholars on the theme of Empathy
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Jesse van den Berg & Eva Spierenburg
April | July 2021
Collaborative research based residency
Artists Jesse van den Berg and Eva Spierenburg collaborate on invitation of SEA Foundation by conducting  their research towards ‘Empathy’.
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Hillside Projects | Artists in Residence
April | June 2021
Hillside Projects
Residents from Sweden
Artist duo Jonas Böttern and Emily Berry Mennerdahl have a multidisciplinary art practice that is prompted by current events in and around nature.
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Open Call | Video Art and Experimental Film Event
Submissions closed
The Video Art and Experimental Film Event (VAEFE) first edition, will take place in the Autumn of 2021. We are Calling for Entries. Deadline 16.08.2021 noon (CET)
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