THE DO-IT-YOURSELFIE GUIDE AT QUICKSCAN NL#2 | 23 jan - 8 may 2016
The Do-It-Yourselfie Guide will be part of Quickscan NL#2 at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL. Quickscan NL#2 focuses on new ways in which the medium of photography is used and questioned, with a 'quickscan' of works by 15-20 artists. More info will follow.
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.
SHOWROOM AT LISHUI PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL CHINA | 6 nov 2015 - dec 2015
The series Showroom is exhibited at the Lishui Photography Festival in Lishui, China, in the main exhibition "Map of Daily Life". The festival will be held from 6 Nov to 11 Nov and the exhibition will last another month. The show is curated by Sujong Song and includes works by 18 photographers including Michael Wolf, Penelope Umbrico and Hans Eijkelboom.
THE DO-IT-YOURSELFIE GUIDE AT URBAN OUTFITTERS | nov 2015
The Do-It-Yourselfie Guide, the ultimate selfie guide to capture the best version of yourself, is now for sale at every Urban Outfitters in Europe. Get it while it's hot (and even save €2).
SELF PORTRAITS AT MUSEUM ARNHEM | 3 oct 2015 - 24 jan 2016
My ID photos series Rejected Identities and the beautiful small box with ID photo-selfies the Do-It-Yourselfie Guide (Limited Edition) are both exhibited in the show The Mirrored Eye, Self Portraits in Dutch Contemporary Art, 1900-2015 at Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL. The exhibition and accompanying publication charts the rich Dutch history and major developments of the self-portrait in contemporary art, from 1900 onwards.
Curated by Mirjam Westen. With works by Erwin Blumenfeld, Piet Mondriaan, Dick Ket, Charley and Jan Toorop, Marlene Dumas, Rineke Dijkstra, Mark Manders and many more.
VISUAL PROOF AT MOTI MUSEUM OF THE IMAGE | 26 sep 2015 - 24 jan 2016
UPDATE: EXHIBITION EXTENDED FROM 24 JAN - 13 MAR.
Visual Proof of My Existence is a project I made while traveling in Florida without my own camera. I recorded my presence by using the cameras that are already there. The work is now exhibited in the show Design my Privacy at Museum of the Image, Breda, NL. 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.
With works by Willem Popelier, Mark Shepard, Ruben Pater, FRONT404, Rosa Menkman, Maddy Varner for F.A.T., Heath Bunting, Joyce Overheul, Owen Mundy, Jeroen van Loon and Sander Veenhof, among others.
PROSPECTS & CONCEPTS AT VAN NELLEFABRIEK | 10 - 14 feb 2016
I will participate in the group exhibition Prospects & Concepts, initiated by the Mondriaan Fund and curated by Noor Mertens, during Art Rotterdam. The exhibition shows work by all artists who received the grant Werkbijdrage Jong Talent in 2014. More info will follow soon.
Willem Popelier is working with photography.
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Willem Popelier (b. 1982) is 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.
Curriculum Vitae Artist statement
A selection of texts on the works of Willem Popelier