Foundation in 2009

Mounira Al Solh, Sharon Houkema, and Mascha de Vries

Videos, photographs, and art installations

Exhibition 14 June – 12 July 2009

‘The Sea is a Stereo’ (2007-2009)

Mounira Al Solh (Beirut, 1978) is a visual artist who draws, embroiders, paints, creates installations, magazines, and puts on performances. In her oeuvre, the personal is closely interwoven with the political. Through encounters and conversations with others, Al Solh investigates themes such as migration, identity, language, and feminism.

Here is a link to an interview with the artist by Hendrik Folkerts in 2018 at the Art Institute Chicago.

‘Flow’ – series of temporary installations in which objects found on location were used to support drawings. The drawings had no set order. After the show the objects returned to their normal function within the institution (2009)

Sharon Houkema (1975, NL) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Rijksakademie Amsterdam. She creates installations, multimedia works, and texts relating to ecology. Alongside working in public spaces and publishing offline / online, her work has been exhibited in El Eco Museo Experimental Mexico City, ViaFarini in Milan, Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Fact Liverpool, La Casa Endida in Madrid, DUCTAC in Dubai, CTM festival Berlin, and White Box New York. She was nominated for the Mamacash Art Award in 2003 and received the Volkskrant Audience Award in 2010.


Mascha de Vries (Amersfoort, 1972)

With the generous cooperation of the “One Minutes Foundation”and the “Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Montevideo/Time Based Arts” in Amsterdam.