Martine Poppe (B. 1988, Norway) has been living and working in London, Oslo and Paris. Poppe graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art BA and MFA in 2011 and 2013 respectively. The artist’s source materials, which are often photographs or textiles, instigate her process. Martine Poppe’s works are developed from the fluidity between the different materials she employs, negotiating the boundaries between abstraction and representation, opening the work up for the viewer to situate themselves within the boundaries, and expectations that her practice negotiates.
Solo exhibitions include Pause, C O U N T Y, Palm Beach, Florida (2021), To Be Announced at Buer Gallery, Oslo (2021); Zima Blue, Kristin Hjellegjerde, Berlin (2020), Waiting for Y at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2019), Artmonte Carlo with VI, VII, Monaco (2019) and Portraits of trees at Trafo Kunsthall, Norway (2018-2019).
Group exhibitions include Linse og pensel, (Upcoming), Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer, Norway (2022); Girl meets girl, (Upcoming), Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway (2022); Facing the Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Germany (2021); Sorgenfri Skulpturpark, Sorgenfri, Oslo, Norway (2020); Art on a postcard, The Allbright, London, United Kingdom (2020); 2084, Cable Factory/Valssaamo, Helsinki (2020), Artist Rooms with Encounter Contemporary at Copeland Gallery; Carousel at Koppel Project Central, London (2019); ALAC, Los Angeles (2019); LISTE, VI, VII, Basel, Switzerland (2018); Slippage: Performative utterances in painting, cur. Lucy von Goetz and Oliver Morris-Jones, Post Institute, London, United Kingdom (2018); Aphrodite lowers her mirror, with James Alec Hardy, Kristin Hjellegjerde, Berlin (2018); Studio Spring at CCA Andratx, Spain (2018); Between the lines, The Women’s Museum and Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway (2018); New Order II: British Art Today at the Saatchi Gallery, London (2014).
Highlights and Collections
Martine Poppe’s works can be found in prominent collections which include UK Government Art Collection (UK); the Kistefos Museum (Norway); NRK (Norway), the Saatchi Collection (UK), University College London (UK), Oxford University (UK), CCA Andratx (Spain), House of St. Barnabas (UK) and KODE Museums (Norway); Saatchi Collection (UK); UCL Art Collection (UK); University of Oxford Collection (UK); NRKs Kunstsamling (Norway), House of St. Barnabas Collection (UK) Benetton Collection (Italy), CCA Andratx (Spain).