Thero Makepe is selected for FOAM Talent

12 Mar 2024
Thero in front of artwork
12 Mar 2024

We are delighted to announce that Michaelis Tierney fellow and alumnus, Thero Makepe has been selected for Talent for 2024 – 2025, “Artists shaping the future of photography”. Foam or Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam is a prestigious photography museum located in Amsterdam. It also produces a journal, Foam Magazine, three times a year, and Thero appears in its latest copy.

Currently FOAM is hosting a group exhibition at Foam Museum in Amsterdam that will travel further in 2025. Thero will also have the chance to present his work on Foam’s digital platform.

According to the FOAM website

“Thero Makepe’s project We Didn’t Choose to be Born Here weaves together several historical routes: that of his mother, growing up in Botswana after escaping the Apartheid regime of South Africa with her parents. That of his great-uncle, Zephania Mothopeng, the anti-Apartheid activist, imprisoned on Robben Island. And that of his grandfather, and his love for music, inspiring Makepe to pursue a creative career”.

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