Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Someone is getting rich), 2012
Someone Is Getting Rich
Apr 21, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This exhibition explores the relationship between colonialism and the global financial system. Dutch financial innovations, but also people – bankers, investors and savers – played an essential role in financing colonial campaigns and slavery plantations. In Someone is getting rich – assembled by guest curator Carrie Pilto – contemporary artists make visible that colonial inventions such as tradable shares and investment funds have shaped the global financial system. But above all, they reveal how the aftermath of colonialism is still embedded in the financial sector today.

Participating artists: Eline Benjaminsen, Alain Bernardini, Franck Bragigand, Claire Fontaine, DIS, Zachary Formwalt, Femke Herregraven, Jean Kawata and Ced’art Tamasala (CATPC), Gabriel Kuri, Hew Locke, Cristina Lucas, Pope.L, Pascale Monnin, Pyotr Pavlensky, Santiago Sierra