Inkjet print on Platine Rag fine art paper
40 x 50 cm
Edition of 10 + 2AP
Signed, dated, numbered and titled on a label
ABOUT THE WORK
This portrait is part of the first museum exhibition of works at Foam by Gilleam Trapenberg. This solo exhibition Unbé t’aweró at Foam 3h is the next step in the photographer’s ongoing, long-term quest to consider the representation and imagery of the Caribbean.
'Unbé t’aweró' means 'soon it will be later' in Papiamentu, the local language spoken on the islands of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire. This series is Trapenberg’s visual interpretation of the national identity of Curaçao, where he was born and raised. In his photographs, warm memories of his youth on the island are alternated with traces of the colonial past and subtle undertones of political misrule, but also individual pride and expressions of identity – more than ten years since Curaçao became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The exhibition is on show until the 12th of September 2021.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Gilleam Trapenberg (1991, Willemstad, Curaçao) moved to the Netherlands at the age of nineteen and graduated in 2017 from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. His works was part of, among others, Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam (2021) and Unfair (2020) and was on display at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2020).
Trapenberg is the fourth recipient of the Florentine Riem Vis Grant. Established in memory of Florentine Riem Vis (1959-2016), the grant is awarded each year with the aim of enabling young artists to further develop their artistic careers. The previous recipients of the grant were Solène Gün (2019), Rebecca Sampson (2018) and Stefanie Moshammer (2016/17).
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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