Welcome to the Lost & Found archive. Since 1997, over 140 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
The program is compiled from received and selected material. The evenings were held in Amsterdam, Alexandria, Berlin, Cairo, Los Angeles, New York, Reykjavík, Rotterdam and Vilnius. Please invite us if you would like to host a Lost & Found.
The collection of Lost & Found invitations was exhibited at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and AFAC - Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum. The Netherlands Institute for Art History has taken the flyers into their collection.
'Lost & Found excels at engaging in the presentation of exciting, contemporary and multi-disciplinary artistic practices, bringing together creative practitioners within an innovative and cohesive programme.' George Unsworth, Andor Gallery London
'I really like your upbeat approach and grass roots style of finding and presenting stray works and situations.' William Taylor, Hammer Museum
'A rare opportunity for an audience to question and shape the art as they viewed it.' International Herald Tribune on Lost & Found Cairo
Julia van Mourik
Misha de Ridder
Alma Mathijsen & Julia van Mourik
and Jan Hoek, Quinsy Gario, Geo Wyeth, Hugo van Heijningen, Esther Meijer, Mathias Ringgenberg, Sonia Batrovina, Eric Giraudet de Boudemange, Tereza Rullerova, Björn Ottenheim, Sascha Landshoff, Joris Jansen, Gover Meit, Richard John Jones, Roel Wouters, Yeb Wiersma, Suzanne Wallinga, Jeanine Hofland, Mick Johan, Carel Alphenaar, Merijn Bolink, Odilo Girod, Arnar Ásgeirsson, Constant Dullaart, Lernert Engelberts, Sander Plug, Kuno Terwindt, Wendela Scheltema, Misha de Ridder, Gabriel Lester, Katja Mater, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Sunny Bergman, Nathalie Bruys, Falke Pisano, Marnix Goossens, Jop van Bennekom, Jan Rothuizen, Mathijs de Bruijne, Armand Meevis, Menno Grootveld, Christel Vesters, Bregtje van der Haak and others.
Lost & Found is supported by Mondriaan Fund.
In 2017, the activities of Lost & Found were made possible by robstolk®, Paradiso, Cultural Embassy of Lloyd Hotel, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Waag Society, Trust Finance en Consulting, Loekie and all editors, artists and designers.