International photography festival Grid 2012 shows works of renowned and emerging talents from 30 countries. It takes place until 1st July in Amsterdam and other 5 cities.
This year the Amsterdam Photo Foundation organises the fifth edition of GRID bi-annual international photography festival about contemporary visual culture. It takes place in Amsterdam and other 6 cities from May 16th until July 1st 2012 and offers a wide range of exhibitions by international renowned artists and emerging talents.
GRID2012 has a central theme: Urban Reality Check – Reflections on changing behaviour and space. Worldwide society and communities are constantly changing, which has intrusive effects on its people, both economic and social. All participating artists express their personal vision of (urban) reality in their work.More information about Grid: www.gridphotofestival.com
In the participating cities Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Haarlem, Zaanstad, Beemster, Apeldoorn and Amersfoort, there are expositions to visit at various sites from approximately 30 different countries, including: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montene¬gro, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Romania and the United Kingdom.
The main location of GRID2012 is the Cruquius area in East Amsterdam. A variety of events and activities are also organised, such as: talks, workshops, photo competitions and discussions. In addition, there is an OFF GRID Program (in all participating cities) of self-initiated exhibitions and creative statements by participating museums, galleries and the creative industry.
Amsterdam Photo Foundation was founded in 1999 and organises GRID – International Photography Biennial, the largest international photo festival in The Netherlands. The mission of Amsterdam Photo Foundation is to promote contemporary image culture and to stimulate an international dialogue.