Welcome to the Lost & Found archive. Since 1997, over 200 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers, scientists 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.
'Their innovative model of contemporary and multi-disciplinary artistic practices, merges found and stray content into an intimate night of wonders. Lost & Found uses the artist’s process as a curatorial model.' Davida Nemeroff, Night Gallery
'I really like your upbeat approach and grass roots style of finding and presenting stray works and situations.' William Taylor, Hammer Museum on L&F Berlin
'A rare opportunity for an audience to question and shape the art as they viewed it.' International Herald Tribune on Lost & Found Cairo
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.
‘I was fortunate enough to attend one session. Lost & Found is similar to an art happening where musicians, artists, creative people in general, share some of their work in process pieces with other creative individuals. It was magical to say the least.’ Jamie Nichols, Los Angeles
'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
‘The highly entertaining sounds and images art night’ Fantastic Man
Julia van Mourik
Misha de Ridder
Julia van Mourik and Alma Mathijsen, Jan Hoek, Duran Lantink, Esther Meijer, Astrit Ismaili, Quinsy Gario, Geo Wyeth, Aynouk Tan, Hugo van Heijningen, 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.
"We zien Lost & Found als een eigenzinnig en waardevol platform, dat zijn avontuurlijke karakter als twee decennia weet te waarborgen. De programmering is vaak spannend en verrassend. U bent er in de loop der jaren in geslaagd telkens nieuwe publieksgroepen aan te spreken." Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
In 2018-2019, the activities of Lost & Found were made possible by Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Prince Claude Fund, Paradiso, robstolk®, Cultural Embassy Lloyd Hotel, Waag Society, Trust Finance en Consulting and all editors, artists and designers.