At the Budhia Foundation we believe our members deserve the best. For this we believe in serving a clientele that we can attend to personally. For this purpose, The Budhia Foundation’s events are ‘invite only’ and invitations are often limited to our Friends and Patrons.

For 5 Euros a month, BF Friends receive an array of benefits from this program which include:
- Free admission to exhibitions, talks and screenings at the Budhia Foundation
- Access to exclusive online artworks
- Special invitations to events and talks at the Sandberg Instituut
- 10% discount on the BF all BF publications
- Premium BF tote

At 25 Euros a month the BF Patron program, receives all the benefits of the Friends program and lots more including
- Invitations to special Patron events
- Invitation to special patron events
- A guaranteed ticket to the Season Finale Dinner
- Private studio visits and gallery tours
- Limited Edition Art
- Free Annual Budhia Foundation Catalogue

For more information please call +31 (0)6 47 93 41 10 or email info [at] budhia.foundation.

Supported by
Nezone Group of Companies
Ministry of Culture, India
Sandberg Instituut


The Budhia Foundation is grateful for gifts of any size. Your contribution will help us commission new exciting artists and fund the production of works which would otherwise not exist.

You can donate to the Budhia Foundation in the following ways:
- Giving a one time donation of money (also payable in installments)
- Donating through estate planning or by making the Foundation a beneficiary.

For more information please call +31 (0)6 47 93 41 10 or email info [at] budhia.foundation


The Budhia Foundation is project space that creates opportunities for emerging artists from around Europe. We provide young artists and recent graduates with a platform that is both engaging and challenging.

Our program is divided into two seasons- The Spring/Summer Collection and The Autumn/Winter Collection.

Artists are commissioned for a period of one month to make works specially for the Foundation's Amsterdam Project Space that explore the thematics of a chosen text.
All commissions remain in the space for the entire duration of the Season.

Over the course of the season, an act of 'collection' occurs.
We 'build' a collection that is thematically coherent but varied in style and methodology and this helps provide a more rounded understanding of the text we chose to begin with and also the works of each commissioned artist. This collection is unveiled to our audience at a Season Finale.

At the Budhia Foundation we believe we have a duty to the artworks we display and to the audience that views it. This duty is that of creating an environment of exploration and understanding.
With this in mind, we curate events such as talks and screenings relevant to the works of the artist-in-commission. The artist is encouraged to be active participants in this decision making process.

Our longstanding partnership with Sandberg Instituut ensures commissioned artists access to the workshops at the Rietveld Academie, which aids in the process of realising their projects for the Budhia Foundation.

founding fathers
Initiated in 2015 by Pradip Kumar Budhia, Vice-President of Nezone Group of Companies, Budhia Foundation is a unique example of corporate patronage in the arts.
Founded in 1981, the Nezone Group is a multi-plant manufacturer, specialising in the production of electric-welded steel tubes of the highest quality. It stands for everything that characterises commitment: openness, internationality and the pioneering spirit and seeks to bring these values to the platform of artistic production without pontification.
Shristie Budhia

1990 (IN) — lives and works in Amsterdam (NL)
Cyril de Menouillard

1991 (FR) — lives and works between Amsterdam (NL) and Annecy (FR)
made with love by
l/m & associates
© budhia foundation —
all rights reserved, 2016


«Consider the short, 16mm film of Kennedy’s death. Shot by a spectator in the crowd, it is a long take, the most typical long take imaginable... In this, the only possible film of Kennedy’s death, all other points of view are missing: that of Kennedy and Jacqueline, that of assassin himself and his accomplices, that of those with a better vantage point, and that of the police escorts, etc. Suppose we have footage shots from all those points of view, what would we have?»
(Pier Paolo Pasolini,

Observations on the long take

, 1980)

This season: Fiction-The lens to perceive contours of what we experience as reality; Evidence or the lack thereof; the stories that never get told or those that get told so often no one knows where they came from to begin with. The spaces between point A and point B, the etcetera etcetera and the something something.

☂BF001— (June 2016 to October 2016) features new works by Darcey Bennett, Agathe Daigremont, Floris Schönfeld and Andrew de Freitas.



  • ( .1 )
  • 06/2016
  • physical
  • Darcey Bennett
  • ( + )
  • ( .2 )
  • 07/2016
  • physical+digital
  • Agathe Daigremont
  • Omphaloi
  • ( + )
  • ( .3 )
  • 08/2016
  • research
  • Floris Schönfeld
  • ☂BF001.3
  • ( + )
  • ( .4 )
  • 09/2016
  • digital+physical
  • Andrew de Freitas
  • Potential
  • ( + )

☂BF001—Reading List

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini - Observations on the long Take (1980, .pdf),
    Douglas Copeland & Pierre Huyghe - School Spirit (2003),
    Jorge Luis Borges - Labyrinths (1962),
    Ryan Gander - Loose Associations (2007, .pdf),
    Umberto Eco - The Narrative Structure in Fleming (1966, .pdf)

  • ☂BF001—Program

  • ( Night Show #1 )
    June 14th, 2016

    Screening & discussion
    Margaret Haines - Stars Down To Earth (2015, 23'),
    Philippe Parreno - Marilyn (2012, 26')

    With Darcey Bennett & Margaret Haines.
    listen to the discussion ()
    (also available on iTunes)

    (more informations)

  • ( Chat Session #2 )
    September 10th, 2016

    A chat with commissioned artist Agathe Daigremont and The Sky Is On The Earth -a collaborative project initiated by Marie Isle Bourlanges and Elena Kurthova- about omphalos, myths and Jacques Bourlanges.
    Budhia Foundation Chat Sessions : Chat sessions with commissioned artists, the collecting team & special guests.

    listen to the discussion ()
    (also available on iTunes)

  • ( Night Show #2 )
    October 07th, 2016

    A talk by commissioned artist Floris Schönfeld on the history of the Budhia Foundation, as part of ☂BF001.3—
    Budhia Foundation Chat Sessions : Chat sessions with commissioned artists, the collecting team & special guests.

    listen to the discussion ()
    (also available on iTunes)
  • NEWS


    December 7th, 2016 — Night Show #3
    A screening of Floris Schönfeld's The Richest Family at the #lebanesesajeria tonight! Thanks for coming everybody

    December 6th, 2016 — Night Show #3
    The Budhia Foundation is delighted to present 'The Richest Family' (2012 -, 40min) by Floris Schönfeld and 'The Great Wall' (2008, 21min) by Bruce High Quality Foundation.

    December 2nd, 2016 — KUU who?
    Catch Michael Scerbo's performance at SNDO this weekend to find out!

    November 27th, 2016 — Amsterdam Art Weekend
    Floris Schönfeld's NATURA- body studies at #rijksakademieopen2016.

    November 26th, 2016 — Gay Bar Directory
    Budhia Foundation is delighted to present an event - Gay Bar Directory - by Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings. The duo will be accompanied by Sam Cottington for an exclusive DJ set. More information here.

    October 29th, 2016 — #DDW
    Budhia Foundation is visiting #ddw #shoppingforfurniture

    October 16th, 2016 — ☂BF001.4 — Potential, by Andrew de Freitas
    For our fourth and final commission of the SS16 collection ☂ BF001, we will be hosting the work 'Potential' by Andrew de Freitas. The artist will be present for the official opening. Bring yourself and we'll bring wine! #budhiafoundation #bf001 #andrewdefreitas #amsterdam #art

    October 07th, 2016 — Night Show #2
    Thank you Floris Schönfeld for a particularly interesting insight into the history of the Foundation and thank you everyone for coming. Stay tuned for our upcoming events! #bf001 #bff #artisttalk

    October 04th, 2016 — ☂BF001.3— Opening
    Official opening of the third artist in commission for ☂BF001, Floris Schönfeld, an Amsterdam-based artist.
    Floris will be presenting his work and will give a short talk on the history of the Budhia Foundation.
    #budhiafoundation #bf001 #sandberg #amsterdam #art

    September 25th, 2016 — Talk at Trans|Artist
    $$ Wednesday, 28th of September 17:30, The Budhia Foundation will be giving a lecture at Trans|Artists! Floris Schönfeld will be joining us in a discussion about Art and Money. $$

    September 18th, 2016 — Out now on iTunes- BF chat sessions#2
    with Agathe Daigremont, Marie Isle Bourlanges and Elena Khurtova. Daigremont's show opens at the BF Amsterdam project space on the 1st of October! Be there!! For more information visit us at www.budhia.foundation

    September 10th, 2016 — Currently at the Budhia Foundation-
    Agathe Daigremont preps for BF001.2 ! More coming soon!! #BF #artistinresidency

    June 16th, 2016 — ☂BF001— The Night Show Presents #1 with Margaret Haines & Darcey Bennett.
    Night Show #1 with Margaret Haines and Darcey Bennett! Thank you so much for coming! We'll see you again very soon! The podcast is available on our website and soon on iTunes.

    June 14th, 2016 — ☂BF001— The Night Show Presents #1 with Margaret Haines & Darcey Bennett.
    Budhia Foundation brings to you two incredible films in one evening! Parreno's Marylin, a film that self destructs as you watch it and Margaret Haines' Stars Down to Earth- a modern day rendition of the mythology of Cassandra set in Los Angeles, California.
    Artists Margaret Haines and Darcey Bennett will be present to talk about magic and mayhem.

    May 28th, 2016 — ☂BF001— Season Launch
    The Budhia Foundation, at the launch of its season BF001 presents an exciting new commission by Darcey Bennett. KENDRYEK, opening on the 9th of June at our Amsterdam Project Space, will remain on display as part of the Foundation's seasonal collection until Nov 2016.

    March 27th, 2016 — Mousse #51: 1985-1995 Exhibition Views
    First entry in the Budhia Foundation Library. @moussemagazine

    February 14th, 2016 — Budhia Foundation at Sprengel Museum Hannover
    Quick stop in Hannover for the Kurt Schwitters Prize of the Lower Saxony ! #PierreHuyghe - De-Extinction, 2016.

    February 12th, 2016 — Städelschule x Budhia Foundation
    Budhia Foundation is currently on the lookout for its first artistic commission ! We will be visiting the Rungdang at Stadelschule on the 12th and 13th of February. Come have a chat if you’re interested in working with us or have questions about how you can get involved.

    February 04th, 2016 — Budhia Foundation Soft Launch
    Announcing the soft launch of the Budhia Foundation on the 4th of February 2016. Thank you, those who came and showed interest in our endeavour. We are especially grateful the Sandberg Instituut for its support.
    The gallery is now open to visitors; by appointment only.