Nina Poppe was born in Münster. She studied photography at the art academy in Utrecht and documentary film at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her first photo book ‚AMA‘ about Japanese snail divers, was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2011.

She works in photography and video for clients in Germany and abroad and is represented by Galerie Robert Morat in Berlin and Focus agency in Hamburg.

In addition to her own artistic work, in which she pursues a documentary-experimental approach in short films and photographic projects, she initiates and supervises numerous exhibition projects specializing in photo books.

In 2014 she was co-founder of the PhotoBookMuseum Cologne. Since the beginning of 2023 she teaches photography at the Kunsthochschule Hannover.

Nina Poppe lives in Cologne.

Exhibitions (selection / own work and curated)

2023    Next! Festival der jungen Photoszene, Altes Pfandhaus Köln

2022    ‚ama‘ together with Fosco Maraini, Rimini Italy, Next! Festival der jungen Photoszene, MAKK Köln

2021    Next! Festival der jungen Photoszene, Forum für Fotografie Köln

2014    The PhotoBookMuseum Karlswerk Köln

2013    ‚Female Power‘, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem Niederlande

2012    FOAM 3H, Einzelausstellung, Fotografie Museum Amsterdam, GWK-Kunstpreis, Einzelausstellung, Herne

             MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, New Talents Bienale, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum Köln

2010    ‘Next Stop – Next One‘ Ausstellung mit jungen Künstler*innen, Ruhr 2010

              MoH/08, Photographers Gallery London

2009    Ruhe Bewahren, Künstlerkeller im Malkasten Düsseldorf

2008    RCC#4, Goethe Institut Rotterdam

2007    RCC at Plat(t)form07, Fotomuseum Winterthur/CH



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