SEA Foundation


SEA Foundation is a residency-based venue for contemporary art. To fulfil our mission; To create awareness for contemporary art and to build cultural resilience, we act as a catalyst in the working lives of art professionals, artists, designers, curators and thinkers from all around the world.

In all our activities we are fuelled by visual arts. Transgressing the boundaries between disciplines and always putting the context and the idea before the medium. By working in different cultural contexts, SEA Foundation generates discussion, as well as being part of networks that concentrate on eminent issues. We have brought exciting emerging, renowned and much appreciated regional artists to Tilburg and beyond, to take part in the residency and exchange programmes and to present in solo and group exhibitions.

SEA Foundation was founded by artists Jan Willem van Rijnberk and Riet van Gerven. It was sourced from the needs for inclusion, solidarity as well as altruism and founded on intertwining artistic work and daily life.