Popel Coumou
Popel Coumou - Amsterdam

Popel Coumou lives and works in Amsterdam and studied photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her work consists out of analog photographs of collaged spaces that hint at human presence. Through her use of lighting she transforms the collages into 3 dimensional spaces that seem both natural and unhinged.

The old aquarium (Attraction)

Amsterdam by Popel Coumou

Since I was a child I always loved to go to the aquarium in Artis. This mysterious world that we will never really get to know makes me wonder and raises questions. I like this mysterious world. It’s a place to relax and think things over.

Address
The old aquarium | Plantage Kerklaan 38 | Amsterdam

The OBA (Library)

Amsterdam by Popel Coumou


Her I enjoy the quit and concentrated atmosphere. I go to the library if I need some new input or just want to work somewhere else than in my studio. You can also just go there to relax at one of the beautiful spots in the building. Or have some food at the top floor with a beautiful view over Amsterdam.

Address
The OBA | Oosterdokskade 143 | Amsterdam

De Jordaan (Place)

Amsterdam by Popel Coumou

This is the area where I always make my round if I want to see some good works in the galleries. It’s a nice neighbourhood with many galleries in a walking distance from each other.

Address
De Jordaan | De Jordaan | Amsterdam

De Waaghals (Restaurant)

Amsterdam by Popel Coumou

De Waaghals (= The Dare-devil) is a very nice vegetarian restaurant. The atmosphere is informal, but the food is very nice, refined and creative. Organic ingredients are used as much as possible. Each month a dish focuses on a different country.

Address
De Waaghals | Frans Halsstraat 29 | Amsterdam

Museum De Pont (Museum)

Amsterdam by Popel Coumou

Unfortunately it’s not in Amsterdam but De Pont, museum of contemporary art is worth the 1,5 hour trip with the train. The building itself is beautiful, it’s a former wool mill but also there collection is worth seeing!

Address
Museum De Pont | Wilhelminapark 1 | Tilburg

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