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Popel Coumou , Netherlands 1978
Tel +31(0) 641235020
popel@popelcoumou.nl

Art Academy

2000 – 2004 Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam / photography

Exhibitions

2014 LMAKprojects, New York (solo)
Huis Marseille, Amsterdam “Vijftien jaar verzamelen/Fifteen years of collecting”
TORCH Gallery Amsterdam “30 years of TORCH”
Gemeentemuseum “Fotoverhalen”
Fairs: Art Rotterdam (Torch gallery and We like art), Miami Pulse (TORCH gallery and LMAKprojects)
Brummelkamp Gallery Amsterdam Medical Centre (AMC)
Nest “Some things perishable” curated by Charlott markus
2013 Huis Marseille, Amsterdam De Herontdekking van de wereld/The rediscovery of the world
Fairs: Art at the warehouse with Foam editions, Object Art with we like art walls
2012 Huis Marseille, Amsterdam “viewpoint. A closer look at showing”
TORCH Gallery (solo)
ACF Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie “Preview”
Foam Magazine Talent exhibition, a billboard show in Westerpark Amsterdam
Fairs: Unseen Amsterdam, Tokyo photo, Art Rotterdam (with TORCH Gallery)
De Baak Seaside
Hilton Hotel Amsterdam
KIK “When the night falls”
2011 Aando Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
Fairs: Art Rotterdam, Art Amsterdam, Tokyo photo, Miami Pulse (TORCH Gallery)
Summer show, Seelevel Amsterdam
Summer show, TORCH Gallery Amsterdam
De Rietlanden, Amsterdam (solo)
2010 TORCH Gallery, Amsterdam (double solo with Justin McAllister)
Huis Marseille, museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam
Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie (ACF), “Beyond Photography ”
Galerie 37 | Spaarnestad, Haarlem
Galerie 48 | Breda
Galerie 37 | Spaarnestad, Haarlem (double solo)
Artantique Utrecht (TORCH Gallery)
Art Rotterdam (TORCH Gallery)
2009 Hangaram Design Museum Seoul, S. Korea (September)
Villa Nouailles, Hyeres, France (solo)
ACF (Amsterdam Centre of Photography)
Kunstenlab, Deventer (solo)
Trouwgebouw with Seelevel, Amsterdam
2008 Gallerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague (solo)
ACF (Amsterdam Centre of Photography)
Arti et Amicitiae “Het Gonst in Arti” (as exhibitor and curator)
Foam “Expanding the city”
Villa Nouailles, Hyeres, France (solo)
Platform21, Amsterdam
2007 Gallerie Dubbelbee. Amsterdam (double solo show)
Gallerie Pont en Plas, Gent, Belgium (solo)
Villa Nouailles, Hyeres, France
2006 Maatschappij Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam
ACF (Amsterdam Centre of Photography) (double solo show)
Gallerie 32/34, Osdorp (solo)
Saudades, Museum het Domein, Sittard
Gallerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam (double solo show)
Goudslicht, Gouda
2005 Art Rotterdam (Gallerie van Zoetendaal)
Kunst Rai on the opportunity of the nomination for the Thieme Kunst Rai price
Gallerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague
Foam (Photography Museum Amsterdam)
2004 Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam
ACF (Amsterdam Centre of Photography)
Shell Amsterdam, Shell Young Art Awards 2004

Collections:

Museum Het Domein, Sittard
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Foam (Photography Museum Amsterdam)
Huis Marseille Amsterdam (museum for photography)
VU (Medical centre Amsterdam)
AMC Academisch Medisch Centrum Amsterdam
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
Bouwfonds Nederlandse Gemeenten
Statoil
Dela
Various Art Libraries
Private collections

Commissions:

2014 For Hermes International I made 12 images for a brochure.
2013 For Mercure I made 10 images for in the lobby of the hotel Den Hague Central
For MIAP, Message in a Photo I made 5 images within the theme food.
2012 In commission I made a special edition for the 50 year anniversary of the Hilton hotel
2008 Virtueel Museum Zuidas (Free Assignment)
Hyeres Festival International de Mode et de Photograpie 2008 (Free Assignment)
2007 Studiokeesmarcelis, Interieur, Architectuur, Vormgeving
Virtueel Museum Zuidas (Free Assignment)
2006 Bouwfonds Nederlandse Gemeenten, Photograph in an edition of 50 to offer the readers of NAW

Grants, Nominations and Prizes:

2012 Winner of the Mercure Cultuur Price 2012
Selected for the Foam Talent Magazine
Basisbeurs (Mondriaan Fonds/The Netherlands Foundation for Visual arts, Design and Architecture)
2011 Funding for my book from the Josine de Bruyn Kops Fonds / Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds
Nomination, Lecturis Award 2011 at Art Amsterdam
2010 Nomination, Paul Huf Awards 2010
2009 Basisbeurs (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual arts, Design and Architecture)
2007 Winner of Hyeres 2007 Photography competition, 22e Festival International de Mode et de Photogrpahie a Hyeres
2005 Startstipendium (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual arts, Design and Architecture)
Nomination, Thieme KunstRAI Price
2004 Nomination, Shell Young Art Awards 2004

Activities:

2014 Workshop at ACF (Amsterdam Centre of Photography)
2013 Programm commission of Arti et Amicitiae
2012 Jury member for the “Arti Medaille” prize
Programm commission of Arti et Amicitiae
2011 Jury member for the “Arti Medaille” prize
Giving a workshop at ACF (Amsterdam Centre of Photography) (September 2011)
2010 Curator “DOOD”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Curator “Collectie Imaginaire” Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2008 Curator “Het Gonst in Arti”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2007 Giving a workshop at ACF (Amsterdam Centre of Photography)

Publications/Interviews:

2013 Telegraaf (mercure cultuur price)
2012 Book: POPEL COUMOU, Untitled designed by Willem van Zoetendaal,
published by Torch Gallery and Van Zoetendaal
Foam Talent Magazine #31
Interview in the Parool by Daniël Bertina
Interview with Robert Altena at Springvossen, Radio Amsterdam
2010 interview with Tjitske Mussche at ‘de avonden’
NRC Handelsblad, Cultureel Supplement
Livraison 4# (SE)
2009 XXste eeuw, Gemeente Museum Den Haag
Fonk
2008 Grafic (GB)
Gup Magazine
Creative Review (GB)
Hyeres 2008, 23e Festival International de Mode et de Photography (FR)
Photographie (D)
Ppaper (TW)
Oris (HR)
Volkskrant
2007 Hyeres 2007, 22 Festival International de Mode et de Photographie (FR)
Chinese Commercial Photography
Le Monde 2 (FR)
HTV No. 69
2006 Art contemporaine dans la périphérie
De Volkskrant
Met Stip
Room with a view
The Independant
New Photographers 2007
2005 De Haagse Courant
CBK Annual Magazine
Digital Magazine kiez21
2004 Catalogue of the shell young art awards
PF Magazine