Unseen 2014: Announcing Participating Galleries and Premieres

by Unseen May 01 2014

Unseen, the annual celebration of new photography, returns to Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek from 18 to 21 September with a sharp focus on work that has never been seen before.

An Established Fair for New Photography
Unseen is the international photography fair and festival that focuses on new photography talent and unseen work by established photographers. Managing Director of Unseen, Sasha Stone: “This year, we have challenged galleries to present work that has been created since 2012. Unseen Photo Fair 2014 will unveil the important developments that are taking place in the world of contemporary photography. Through placing talents on the map and highlighting new work by renowned artists, visitors will discover the unseen.” 

New in 2014: Premieres
Unseen is proud to introduce premieres at Unseen Photo Fair 2014. Work is considered a premiere if it has not previously been shown in a gallery, an institution or online. Unseen will mark the exclusive introduction of this work. Amongst others, premieres have been confirmed by Taik Persons (FI), the renowned gallery specialising in Finnish photography presenting a premiere of Santeri Tuori (1970); young Dutch galleries BoetzelaerINispen and Ton de Boer will be showing new work by a strong selection of Dutch talents, respectively Maurice van Es (1984) and Ruth van Beek (1977); Grundemark Nilsson Gallery (DE) will present a premiere of the Swedish photographer JH Engström (1969) who will also have a solo exhibition at photography museum Foam coinciding with Unseen; and Galerie van der Mieden (BE) will show a premiere of the acclaimed photographer from Dusseldorf, Martina Sauter (1974).

International Appeal
Galleries from around the world have been invited to participate at Unseen Photo Fair 2014. The participating galleries present an exceptional image of the world of contemporary photography, and Unseen is proud to welcome for the first time Galerie Paul Andriesse (NL), Galerie Nicola von Senger (CH), FeldbuschWiesner (DE), Camilla Grimaldi (UK) and many more. New cities that will be represented at the fair include Bratislava, Slovakia (Krokus Galeria), Budapest, Hungary (acb Gallery), Jakarta, Indonesia (d gallerie), and Modena, Italy (METRONOM).

We are continuously updating our list of galleries. We look forward to announcing more gallery names shortly. In the mean time, check out our Gallery Overview and participating Photographers, and stay tuned for weekly Gallery Spotlights.