Exhibition: Family, privately

One thing I love most about my life as an artist is to go out, display my work in exhibitions and to get in touch with you there. So I’m glad to announce that my work will be shown in another group exhibition:

Invitation Exhibition "Ganz privat – Familie"

© 2012 Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid

A warm invitation to you all!

Ganz privat – Familie

30|09|2012 – 13|01|2013

An exhibition about all aspects of family life.

at the
Städtische Galerie / Museen der Stadt Lüdenscheid
Sauerfelder Straße 14 – 20
D-58511 Lüdenscheid


  • Eva Betram
  • Barbara Flatten
  • Nan Goldin
  • Oliver Held
  • Jessica Koppe
  • Dieter Mammel
  • Katharina Mayer
  • Antonio Velasco Muños
  • Christiane Rücker
  • Judith Samen
  • Mats Staub
  • Gan-Erdene Tsend
  • Annet van der Voort


The exhibitions opens Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (30|09 – 31|12|2012) and from Wednesdays to Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (01|01 – 13|01|2013).

There also will be guided tours through the exhibition. I’ll be there on Sunday, 7 October 2012 at 3 p.m. to talk to visitors and to explain how I work and other things you’ve always wanted to ask. There’s no entry fee to this event, so feel free to join the group and ask me things until I fall over. There will also be a catalogue available.

So this have been all the facts.

Next, I’m going to have a personal freak-out moment because THIS IS SOOO FUCKIN’ COOL!

This is the first exhibition ever in which a gallery collects my artworks from my house by an art logisitcs company. I’m going pro, folks!

collecting my works

The art logistics truck in front of our house.

Plus, there is an artist in that exhibition whose works I admired since the early beginning of my art studies, and she was of the first artist discoveries I made on my own (Hello, Judith!). Nice. Plus, my works are going to be exhibited with another artist who has quite an international reputation, Nan Goldin. This is awesome. This is fucking awesome! Little Jessica who’s happy like crazy right now is going to be shown next to a big name.

This may sound childish, immature or inexperienced, but I just don’t care. I’m so happy that this is happening, and I smile all the time because of this. For the first time in a long period I feel something like I’m successful.

Jessica Koppe, Dollhouse (1984 – 2012)

Jessica Koppe, Dollhouse (1984 – 2012)
One of the objects I’m going to show is my old dollhouse as a ready-made.

How I got this gig

you may wonder.
I applied for an art grant. I didn’t get it. Instead I got another rejection letter. But its envelope brought another sheet of paper that said, “Hey, sorry you didn’t get the prize, but we would like to show your works in another exhibition. Interested?” That’s pretty much it, the rest was just organisational stuff.

If you want to achieve something, get rejected. I do this a lot. What about you?

I’d love to see you in Lüdenscheid, and I send you acceptance and love,

20. September 2012 by Jessica
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Comments (4)

  1. Wonderful news, Jessica! Well deserved.

  2. You’ve got me smiling for you all the way over here in the US! That truck really is awesome… like a starship from Planet Art landed right in front of your house!

  3. Shelley, Mike, this all is only possible because of your and other loyal comrades’ constant support and cheering! So I think it’s vital to share those moments with you! Everything is possible!

    Mike, I love the idea of a Planet Art. Mhh, Starships! :)

  4. I never thought of companies specializing in transporting art, but then… hell-yeah! So I didn’t count, but how many exhibitions were this year?

    It is really great to see all this progress happening. Really! All the best for this and all your future exhibitions!

    An admiring soul.