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CA Positions: Willem Popelier

A visual artist who uses photography.

CA Collateral
21/10, 17.00-18.00
Baselstrasse 61b, 6003 Lucerne
Room Bb311

Willem Popelier (Eindhoven, 1982) is a Dutch visual artist who uses photography. His focus is on the politics of representation. He researches the generally accepted ways in which portraits are used and how identity is represented and perceived through photography – often with a conceptual approach.
His work has been exhibited worldwide, and has been published in magazines including C Photo, Foam Magazine and Mister Motley. His book ____ and Willem received several awards including a bronze medal for Best Book Design From All Over The World (Leipzig) and a special mention for the Dutch Doc Award 2011. It was also voted one of the most influential photography books of the Netherlands since 1945.
His work received a special mention at Plat(t)form11 at the Winterthur Museum of Photography in Switzerland. In 2012, Popelier won the C/O Talents Program (Berlin) and was nominated for an ICP Infinity Award (New York), the Albert Renger-Patsch Award (Essen) and the Prix Pictet (London). In 2013 he was nominated for the ING New Talent Photography Award.


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