Joseph Popper is an artist and designer working across various media including film, installation, and photography. His approach regularly transforms found objects, landscapes, and film footage in creating playful and critical fictions. His current work explores the complex interactions between collective imaginations and technological projects, examining visions of desirable futures and their different materialisations. He consistently engages with imaginaries of outer space exploration, responding to the premise that the extraterrestrial has been normalised by particular myths of progress.
In 2021 he received his doctorate from the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel with the University of Art and Design in Linz for his practice-based project titled “Fragmenting a Monolith: Exploring and Disrupting an Outer Space Imaginary”. He also holds an MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art in London. His works are exhibited internationally, including at La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, La Panacée Centre in Montpellier, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.