SHOWROOM IN TIANJIN, CHINA | 5 - 18 apr 2016
The series Showroom is exhibited in the exhibition "Map of Daily Life" in TAFA - Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Tianjin, China. The show is curated by Sujong Song and includes works by 17 photographers including Michael Wolf, Penelope Umbrico and Hans Eijkelboom.
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.
THE DO-IT-YOURSELFIE GUIDE AT QUICKSCAN NL#2 | 23 jan - 8 may 2016
The Do-It-Yourselfie Guide is part of Quickscan NL#2 at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL. Quickscan NL#2 is an exhibition that gives a taste of the latest, most exciting trends in Dutch photography. The artists include: Laurence Aëgerter, Gwenneth Boelens, Jan Dirk van der Burg, Anne Geene, Jan Hoek, Stephan Keppel, Kasia Klimpel, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Ola Lanko, Willem Popelier, Jannemarein Renout, Jan Rosseel, Collectief Salvo, Marleen Sleeuwits, Batia Suter, Elisabeth Tonnard and Mariken Wessels.
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.
+31(0)6 41 31 03 76
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
Follow: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Mailing list: Sign up to receive updates on new works and exhibitions.
Curriculum Vitae Artist statement
A selection of texts on the works of Willem Popelier