Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency
We are so happy that the renovations in our building have progressed so far that we can once again receive artists in residence.


Portrait of Richard Kofi
Photo credit: Julius Thissen

We are excited to announce that Richard Kofi has won the Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency Award and will be staying in the residency in the coming months.

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Richard Kofi has also been appointed by the City Archives as the new city illustrator of Amsterdam for 2021. His interview on Het Parool illustrates more on his practice and his inspirations for this project to draw draw 'alternative forms of being together'.

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Richard Kofi working in the studio 

Bernard Akoi-Jackson's performance at Ten Katemarkt Amsterdam during his last residency in 2014
We are looking forward to the arrival of artist Bernard Akoi-Jackson in May 2021 who has been invited by the Foundation in collaboration with the Amsterdam Museum as part of the Foundation 30 years anniversary celebration.

During his residency, Bernard Akoi-Jackson will work on the project The Golden Carriage with Amsterdam Museum. The museum will open the exhibition De Gouden Koets on 18 June 2021 . After five years of restoration, this iconic carriage is on display again to the public for the first time. The exhibition shows special stories from a variety of perspectives, from the history of its origins to the use of the Golden Coach.

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Artist Terrence Musekiwa in his studio
We are thrilled to congratulate fellow Terrence Musekiwa for being selected to represent Zimbabwe at the 59th Venice Biennale. The Pavilion is curated by Fadzai Muchemwa.

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Atta Kwami, 2019
Image: Modern Painters, New Decorators
We congratulate fellow Atta Kwami for winning the well-deserved Maria Lassnig Prize 2021!

We look forward for his new project in Serpentine Galleries, the institutional partner in London for the 2021 Maria Lassnig Prize.

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Portrait of Samson Kambalu

We congratulate fellow Samson Kambalu for being shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth Commission!

The artists shortlisted for the next two Fourth Plinth Commissions are Samson Kambalu, Goshka Macuga, Nicole Eisenman, Ibrahim Mahama, Teresa Margolles and Paloma Varga Weisz.

The maquettes of the proposed works will be exhibited at The National Gallery from late May to July 2021. The two winning commissions will be announced this summer and unveiled in Trafalgar Square in 2022 and 2024 respectively.​

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The nominees of Theodora Niemeijer Prize 2021

We congratulate fellow Razia Barsatie for being nominated for the fifth edition of the Theodora Niemeijer Prize 2021 organised by the Niemeijer Fund and the Van Abbemuseum.

There are three nominees in total : the duo Razia Barsatie & Marjet Zwaans, Silvia Martes and Buhlebezwe Siwani. Congratulations to all nominated artists!

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Exhibition view with the work of Option Dzikamai

Fellow Option Dzikamai's work is now on show at exhibition Healing Power in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam till 6 June 2022.

The exhibition Healing Power provides insight into various forms of healing power and shows the search of modern man for balance between body, soul and spirit.

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Anton, 2020, 60 x 45 cm  Photo Peter Cox

Fellow Ina van Zyl is presenting her new paintings in a solo exhibition Among Others at Galerie Onrust Amsterdam. The exhibition is from 17 April to 22 May 2021. Due to current covid measures, the gallery works by appointment.

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Thami Mnyele Foundation is invited by the Amsterdam Art Week to take part with an open studio in June 2021.

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