SHOWROOM GIRLS IN GENEVA, SWITSERLAND | 31 may - 31 jul 2016
Showroom Girls is on show at the exhibition Caméra(Auto)Contrôle, by the Centre de la Photographie Genève. The exhibition is the core of the 50JPG—50 Days for Photography in Geneva 2016. It takes us right into the burning issue of drones and all other monitoring systems that use photo and video cameras.
Visit the blog as prologue to the central exhibition.
BRUNO 22 08 2013 IN LUXEMBOURG | 12 may - 3 jul 2016
BRUNO 22 08 2013 is on show in the exhibition Les nouveaux talents de la photographie in the Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg. In this exhibition, three years of ING Unseen Talent Award finalists are joined to exhibit their work. This is the first time that the artworks created by the finalists of the last three award competitions are on show together.
THE DO-IT-YOURSELFIE GUIDE (LIMITED ARTIST EDITION) AT FOMU ANTWERP | 21 nov 2015 - 9 oct 2016
FOMU, the photography museum of Antwerp, exists 50 years and celebrates with the exhibition Photography Inc.: the story of photography and the photographic industry from the early years through to the present day. It examines turning points in the technological history of photography and their impact on the user, from daguerreotypes to today’s selfies. All the items on show come from the FOMU collection. The Limited Artist Edition of The Do-It-Yourselfie Guide is part of it.
VISUAL PROOF AT Z33 HOUSE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART | 27 mar - 29 may 2016
The exhibition Design My Privacy, which includes Visual Proof of My Existence, travels to Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium. The exhibition shows work by contemporary artist who explore issues of online privacy and digital surveillance, and questions how visual arts and design can help improve our privacy safety.
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Willem Popelier (b. 1982) is an artist working with photography. His focus is on the mechanisms and politics of representation. He researches the generally accepted ways in which portraits are used, and how identity is represented and perceived through photography. Thus his focus is mostly on popular culture, the ubiquitous image and its effects on society.
His work is exhibited worldwide, published in magazines such as C Photo and Foam Magazine, awarded with several prizes including a C/O Berlin Talent, a Bronze Medal for Best Book Design from all over the World, and nominated for the ICP Infinity Award and the Prix Pictet, among others.
Blog: The Obvious Portrait
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Curriculum Vitae Artist statement
A selection of texts on the works of Willem Popelier