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Since graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art BA and MFA in 2011 and 2013 respectively, Martine Poppe (b. 1988, Norway) has been living and working in London and Oslo. Poppe’s source materials, which are often photographs or textiles, instigate her process. Sometimes she affixes the source material behind translucent fabrics on stretchers, creating a screen that she can see through and work on with paint. At other times, she tears and scrounges it up, or reshapes it as standing barriers in the exhibition space. 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. Poppe’s upcoming projects include taking part in shows at both Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium and Lillehammer Museum. Her recent solo and two person shows include 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), Portraits of trees at Trafo Kunsthall, Norway (2018-2019), Aphrodite lowers her mirror at Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin (2018). Recent group exhibitions include 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); Studio Spring at CCA Andratx, Spain (2018). Other exhibitions and art fairs include Between the lines, The Women’s Museum and Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway (2018); UNTITLED, San Francisco (2017); Brussels Art Fair (2018 and 2017) and VOLTA (Basel, 2017 and 2016) with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery; S|2 x SF at Sotheby’s (San Francisco, 2015); Sunset© at Hooper Projects, Los Angeles (2015); and New Order II: British Art Today at the Saatchi Gallery, London (2014). Poppe’s works can be found in the collections of 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) amongst others.



b. 1988, Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in London and Oslo


2011 - 2013     MFA in Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

2007 - 2011     BA Hons in Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London


Selected solo and two person exhibitions

2021    TBA, County, Palm Beach, Florida, United States

            TBA, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, UK
            TBA, Buer Gallery, Oslo, Norway

2020    Zima Blue, Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2019    Waiting for Y, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, United Kingdom

            Artmonte Carlo, VI, VII, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2018    Portraits of trees, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway

            Aphrodite lowers her mirror, Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2017    Rink+Poppe, Venet-Haus Galerie, Neu Ulm, Germany

            Art Brussels, Kristin Hjellegjerde, Brussels, Belgium

            UNTITLED San Francisco, Kristin Hjellegjerde/Narrative Projects, San Francisco, CA, US

2016    Volta 12, Kristin Hjellegjerde, Basel, Switzerland

            Crinkled escape routes and other somewhat flat things, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, United Kingdom

2015    50% Grå, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway

2014    Anatidaephobia, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, United Kingdom