Orientation trips
The Mondriaan Fund organises orientation trips for visual artists and mediators to Asia, Latin America and Africa since 2004. The trips are aimed at exchange and cooperation between visual art professionals.

On behalf of the Mondriaan Fund, the Danish Arts Foundation, Frame Finland and Pro Helvetia, we would like to thank all the institutions and people we visited/met during this orientation trip. You all really made this trip into a unique experience for us all. We surely hope that this trip will lead to future collaborations on both sides.

Many people have given the trip long-term support, and this is the opportunity to warmly thank them for their advice, help and making things possible: first of all our two fantastic guides and friends, Rania Yaqub in Karachi and Ahsan Javaid in Lahore.

In the UAE: Lody Embrechts (ambassador for The Netherlands in the UAE), Alice Querin and Juliette Singer (Louvre Abu Dhabi), Maya Grube and Sebastian Grube (NYU Abu Dhabi Gallery), Dr. Salah Hassan (Africa Institute Sharjah), Ryan Inouye (curator projects Sharjah Art Foundation), Sheikah Nawar Al Qasimi (Vice President Sharjah Art Foundation), Peter Barlow (Sharjah Performing Arts Acedemy), Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, Nada Raza (Ishara Foundation), Roxana Calin (Executive Alserkal Avenue) and Dwan Ross (senior manager collections Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai).

In Karachi: mister Wouter Plomp (ambassador for the Netherlands in Pakistan), Niilofur Farrukh (CEO Karachi Bienale), Atteqa Malik (Founder), Almas Bana (KB Founder), Muhammad Zeeshan (curator KB19) and all other members of the KB19 team, Amin Gulgee (artist and curator KB17), Abid Merchant (Sanat Gallery), Sameera Raja (Canvas Art), Noorjehan Bilgrami (Koel Gallery), Adeela Suleman (artist) and Stefan Winkler (director Goethe-Institute).

In Lahore: RM Naeem, Rashid and Aroosa Rana for their advise and help with the making of the Lahore program.
Shahla Saigol (collector), Risham Syed (artist and Head Visual Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts and Design BNU), Imran Qureshi, Ali Kazim, Prof. Sadia Kamran Pasha, Prof. Sabah Hussain and Prof. Zafar Iqbal (all 3 from the Institute of Art & Culture), Seher Tareen and Faraz (COMO) and all the artists that took the time to present their portfolio's at RM Naeem's studio.

We have all tried to do our best to write for the blog. If you see mistakes please let us know so we can correct.

Haco de Ridder (Mondriaan Fund)