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.

Kianoosh Motallebi graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and earned his Masters in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He is a Rijksakademie fellow and upon completion of the program was awarded an additional fellowship in the field of art and science in collaboration with William Keck Observatory in Hawaii. In his objects, installations and videos he draws from the sciences where the human experience is evaluated and categorized quantitively. His interest lies in creating analogies and speculating causal relationships between disparate subject matters, phenomena and processes. Within the scope of his practice this equates to science as a means for abstraction, through which objects and experiences are interpreted as variations and amalgamations of base ingredients. Articulated throughout his body of work, this perspective facilitates a re-contextualisation of artefacts, resulting in works that seek to communicate a broader form of connectivity and new sets of relations, overlapping the sublime, absurde, ancient and contemporary in novel amalgamations.