Foundland Collective

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Two women with dark hair and sunglasses stand against a brick wall. They are wearing white shirts with writing on them, the one on the left says "Believe in Truth" and the one on the right "Do Not Obey in Advance."

Foundland Collective, formed in 2009 by South African Lauren Alexander and Syrian Ghalia Elsrakbi, explores underrepresented political and historical narratives through art, design, writing, video, and storytelling. Based between Amsterdam and Cairo since 2014, Foundland Collective critically engages with mainstream news media and experiments with subjective interventions. Notable achievements include a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2015/2016), shortlisting for the Dutch Prix de Rome (2015) and Dutch Design Awards (2016), and screenings at Centre Pompidou and Rotterdam International Film Festival. Their works are in the collection of LIMA and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and they have lectured and exhibited at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, Ars Electronica, Impakt Festival, BAK, London Art Fair, Beursschouwburg, Fikra Biennial, and Tashweesh Feminist Festival.