The goal of Tamai foundation is to stimulate diversity and an open and learning artculture.
We focus on unique visual artists coming from different cultures.


FoundationTamai was founded in 2002 by Ankie van de Camp, a sociologist specialised in culture, work and organization. It is organised as an informal networking organization with a solid inner circle.

Gallery TAMAI was until 2013 the main activity of the not for profit foundation. Exhibitions, workshops, followed by columns and articles.

The Foundation is named after the Bushman artist Thamae Setshogo, also called TAMAI. He was an innovative artist and great all-rounder. He died in 2004.

Nowadays, the gallery is closed. With the art book Contemporary San Art we have ended the gallery period.

In the coming years we will focus on unique artists and their artstyles, from past and present. Specially those who are border crossers, soloists and a sources of inspiration. For 2015 these artists will be Jalal Alwan, Sybel Andrews, Klaas Koopmans and Georgia O'Keefe. Under Learning Material  we present various sources for studying the processes and techniques of the artists.

Every yearly season we will highlight an artist. We will focus on the inner expressiveness of the work: composition, color, shape, material, dimensions and content. The first blog is about Jalal Alwan, a truly versatile artist : 1960 Baghdad, Iraq, 1996 Breda, Netherlands, 2012 London England.