YOUR WEEKLY PRESIDENT AT DE MELKWEG | 28 oct - 13 nov 2016
The 2016 elections version of Your Weekly President will be exhibited during the US elections, in a solo show in de Melkweg in Amsterdam, along with some of the other works on Obama, including Inside Obama's Compound and some new work. The exhibition is part of The President’s Night, a grand event around the American presidential elections.
INSIDE OBAMAS COMPOUND AT CINEMATEK BRUSSELS | 30 nov 2016
Inside Obama's Compound will be screened at Cinematek Brussels during Populist Shadow Theatre by Paul Willemsen, as part of Schijn bedriegt, de rechtvaardige oorlog als illusie.
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.
YOUR WEEKLY PRESIDENT (2008-2017)
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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