Curriculum Vitae

Willem Popelier

Born   1982, Eindhoven NL
2008  BDes, Royal Academy of Art The Hague NL
2010   MFA, AKV|St.Joost Breda NL

Nominations & Awards

2016  FOAM Paul Huf Award, nominated
2013  ING New Talent Photography Award, nominated
2012  Dutch Doc Award 2012, longlisted
2012  Prix Pictet, nominated
2012  Albert Renger-Patsch Award, Museum Folkwang Essen, nominated
2012  Infinity Award, International Center of Photography NY, nominated
2012  C/O Berlin Talents, awarded
2011  FOAM 3h Droomprijs, awarded
2011  Dutch Doc Award 2011, awarded Special Mention
2011  Schönste Bücher Aus Aller Welt 2010, awarded Bronze Medal
2011  The Best Dutch Book Designs 2010
2011  Plat(t)form11, Fotomuseum Winterthur, awarded Special Mention
2010  Dutch Doc Award 2010, nominated Innovation & Experiment
2008  Steenbergen Stipendium, awarded Public Prize


2014  Talent Development Grant, Mondriaan Fund
2011  Starter stipend, Fonds BKVB
2009  Publication grant, Fonds BKVB


C/O Berlin, Berlin
DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main
FOAM, Amsterdam
FOMU, Antwerp
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
ING Art Collection, Amsterdam
Menzis Art Collection, Wageningen
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
VU Amsterdam

Selected Exhibitions

2020  Ephemeral Photographs (solo), Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven, NL
2019  Ephemeral Photographs (preview), Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven, NL
2019  What about me?, VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2018-2019  Family, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL
2018  PREVIEW, Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven, NL
2018  Unfair 2018, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL
2018  OVERDAAD, Kunstlinie Almere, NL
2017  Buiten Kaders, BKKC, Tilburg, NL
2017  WATCHED! Surveillance Art & Photography in Europe post 9/11, C/O Berlin, Berlin, DE
2016  Your Weekly President (solo), De Melkweg, Amsterdam
2016  Caméra(Auto)Contrôle, Centre de la Photographie Genève, Geneva, CH
2016  Les Nouveaux Talents de la Photographie, Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg, LU
2016  Map of Daily Life, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, CN
2016  Design my Privacy, Z33, Hasselt, BE
2016  Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2016  Quickscan NL#2, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
2015-2016  Photography Inc., FOMU Fotomuseum, Antwerp, BE
2015  Map of Daily Life, Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, CN
2015  The Mirrored Eye - Self Portraits in Dutch Contemporary Art, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL
2015  Design my Privacy: Crypto Design Exhibition, MOTI, Breda, NL
2015  Me, You and Everyone We Don't Know, Minerva Academy, Groningen, NL
2015  Profiled: Surveillance of a Sharing Society, Apexart, New York, US
2015  Characteristic Faces, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, BE
2014  On First Sight, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, NL
2014  The Space Between Us, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, CN
2013  Undercover, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, RU
2013  ING New Talent Photography Award, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL
2013  Talents, Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg, LU
2013  From Here On, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, SP
2012  The Youth Code!, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, KR
2012  This is Willem Popelier (solo), C/O Berlin, Berlin, BE
2012  From Here On, Fotomuseum, Antwerp, BE
2012  The History of Now, F/Stop Festival, Leipzig, DE
2012  Status, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
2011  New Dutch Storytellers, Fotografia Roma, Rome, IT
2011  From Here On, Atelier de Mécanique, Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, FR
2011-16  De Donkere Kamer, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
2011  Showroom Girls (solo), Foam, Amsterdam, NL
2010  International Departure: Gate 10, Fondazione Fotografia, Modena, IT
2010  New York Photo Festival, Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York, US
2010  7th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liege, BE

Book Publication

2015  The Do-It-Yourselfie Guide, BIS Publishers
2014  The Do-It-Yourselfie Guide (Limited Artist Edition), New Window
2012  This is Willem Popelier, Deutscher Kunstverlag
2010  ███ and Willem (English Version), post editions
2010  ███ en Willem (Dutch version), post editions
2008  XXXX & Willem, edition of 5, selfpublished

Selected Other Publications

2018  Foam Magazine #49, Foam / Vandejong Amsterdam, NL
2016  WATCHED!, Hasselblad FDN & C/O Berlin, Walther Köning, Köln, DE
2016  Extra 19 – Lijf, FW:Books, Amsterdam, NL
2016  Pages, The Quickscan #2 Edition, FW:Books, Amsterdam, NL
2015  Photography Inc., Lanoo, FOMU Fotomuseum, Antwerp, BE
2014  Re:Society. 40 years of ING engaging with the arts, Frame Publishers, Amsterdam, NL
2014  Auto, Valand / Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, SE
2013  C Photo #6 - Observed, Ivorypress, London, UK
2012  Identikit, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, ZA
2012  F/Stop - The History of Now, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig, DE
2012  Status, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
2012  The Dutch Photobook, NAi / Aperture Publishers, NL
2011  Foam Magazine #29 - What's Next?, Foam / Vandejong Amsterdam, NL
2011  From Here On, Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, FR
2011  Showroom Girls (with a text by Stine Jensen), Foam, NL
2011  Willem Popelier on privacy and the internet, Foam What's Next?, NL
2010  Foam Magazine #25 - Traces, Foam / Vandejong Amsterdam, NL

Selected Lectures

2019  Lecture React Research Reenact for AKV|St.Joost, Den Bosch
2019  Lecture Playing with Blue Marbles for De Fotobond, Amersfoort
2018  Lecture Self for Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven
2018  Lecture #IAmAmazing for HKU, Utrecht
2017  Lecture On Selfies for ING at TEFAF, Maastricht
2017  Lecture Profie for ING at Unseen Fair, Amsterdam
2016  Lecture Body at Foam, Amsterdam
2016  Lecture Onszelfie at Museum Arnhem, Arnhem
2015  Lecture Octothorpeselfportrait at Fotokafeine, Eindhoven
2014  Lecture We we we at Lunch Bytes, Foam, Amsterdam
2014  Lecture Obamas & Selfies at Paris Photo Platform, Grand Palais, Paris
2014  Lecture Research Review Reenact at Camera Arts, Luzern
2014  Lecture Fast, Fun & Easy, NEPN, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2014  Statement Echte Fotografie, Fotodok, Utrecht
2012  Lecture Digital Narcissism, Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborg
2012  Lecture The Art of Privacy, Museum voor Communicatie, The Hague
2012  Lecture Obama/Osama, F/Stop Fotofestival, Leipzig
2011  Lecture The Obvious Portrait, De Balie, Amsterdam
2010  Lecture Showroom, Impakt Festival, Utrecht


2012-present  Tutor Photography & Critical Studies at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
Annually  Workshop Graduation in 4 days, multiple art academies, The Netherlands
Annually  Workshop Unsolicited Advice, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2016  Workshop The Art Of Taking Selfies, De Pit / Unseen Festival, Amsterdam
2012-2014  Teacher Research Photography, AKV|St.Joost Academy, Den Bosch
2013  Workshop The Next Photo to bachelors Minerva Academy, Groningen
2013  Guest Teacher Fine Art, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2013  Masterclass Graduation in 3 days to bachelors St.Joost, Breda
2012  Guest teacher Photography, AKV|St.Joost, Breda
2011  Guest teacher Photography, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
2011  Teacher Research Photography, AKV|St.Joost, Breda
2011  Workshop Inspiration to bachelors AKV|St.Joost
2011  Teacher minor photographic image and the internet, AKV|St.Joost, Breda
2010  Guest teacher Photography / Graphic Design, KABK, the Hague
2010  Masterclass at New York Photo Festival, New York
2010  Masterclass Your work already exists to bachelors St.Joost, Breda

Worked for (Selection)

Camera Arts Luzern
Dutch Doc Photo
Foam Amsterdam
Fotodok Utrecht
The Hasselblad Foundation
ING Group
Market Photo Workshop South Africa
Minerva Academie
Museum Hilversum
Museum voor Communicatie
Nederlands Fotomuseum
New Window
NN Group
North East Photography Network UK
NRC media
Passionate Bulkboek
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
De Standaard
De Utrechtse Spelen
University of Göteborg
University of Sunderland
Dries Verhoeven
Het Zuidelijk Toneel


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