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german-peruvian-austrian

Since 2024 working under an extended name which now includes my official middle name and my mothers first maiden name (formerly working as Mercedes Wagner)

mail(at)mercedeswagner.com


Education
2023-2024: Master of Fine Arts, Class Prof. Natalie Czech, University of Arts Braunschweig, GER  2013-2018: Master of Arts, Artistic Photography, Prof. Gisela Bullacher, Prof. Christopher Muller, Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, GER  2015-2016: Research and study trips in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil  2015: Masterclass Contemporary Photography, Centro de la Imagen Lima, PER  2006-2011: Bachelor of Arts Scenography and Costume, Prof. Maren Christensen, Prof. Colin Walker, University of Applied Arts Hannover, GER  2004-2005: Magister Studies of Philosophy, Gender Studies, Economic & Social History, Georg-August-University Goettingen, GER
Purchases
2021: Photo collection of the Federal Government, on permanent loan at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, AT

Grants
2021: Project funding, Linden Limmer City District Council, Hannover, GER  Microfunding, Young Culture, Cultural Office Hannover, GER  NEUSTART KULTUR, Digital Voucher, BBK Federal Association, Berlin, GER  2019: Individual Artistic Development (Project), Federal Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, GER  2018: Individual Artistic Development (Research), Federal Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, GER  Project Funding, Society of Friends & Sponsors, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, GER  Scholarship, Federal Government of Germany/Foundation Sparkassenstiftung Essen, GER  2017: Short List Folkwang Prize 2017, Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, GER

Exhibitions
2025: Panoni te ao Change is the only constant, Kunsthalle Faust e.V., Hannover, GER  2024: Meisterschüler_innen der HBK Braunschweig, Kunstverein Braunschweig, GER  Klasse Czech, konnektor Forum für Künste Hannover, GER  2023: nature telling, telling nature, Bruchhof, Stadthagen, GER (solo)  2021: Stationen, Subway Stop Markthalle / Landtag, Hannover, GER  Digitale Herbstausstellung, Kunstverein Hannover, GER   The Dreamer, Millepiani, Rome, ITL  2020: Open Studios, Kulturetage Ihmezentrum, Hannover, GER  2019: Made in..., Kunsthaus Essen, GER  2018: Folkwang Finale, Sanaa Building, Zollverein Essen, GER  International Youn Photographers, Photo Biennale 2018, Daeguart Factory, Daegu, KOR  Touch (solo), Raum Z13 Essen, GER  Photoprojekte Bauschau 2007-2018, Baustelle Schaustelle Duesseldorf, Photo Duesseldorf, GER  You there, us here, W-10 Gallery FIU Miami, USA  2017: LIQUID LAYERS même l’eau a l’air fausse (solo), Galerie52 Essen, GER  Before Miami, Baustelle Schaustelle Essen, GER  Folkwang Preis 2017, Sanaa Building Zollverein, Essen, GER  Stopover, UG im Folkwang, Museum Folkwang, Essen, GER  2014: Rundgang Fotografie, Auktionshaus Schützenbahn, Essen, GER  Krisen des Sichtbaren, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, GER  2010: Vol. 10, Seilbahn Expo Plaza, Hannover, GER

Screenings
2021: The Hidden Me, Cabaret Voltaire Société and Diversions, Victoria, BC, CAN  2018: Video Screening, Rundgang 2018, Zollverein Essen, GER  2011: ...können wir das bitte sehen?, Ballhof, Hannover, GER

Publication Contributions
2018: Encounter V History of Photography in Daegu, International Young Photographers Exhibition, Photo Artists Society of Korea: Photography Exhibition, Fringe Photo Festival, Galleries Association of Daegu: Special Photography Exhibition, catalogue, Photo Biennale 2018, Daegu, KOR  International Young Photography Exhibition, catalogue, Photo Biennale 2018, Daegu, KOR 2017: Stopover, brochure, UG im Folkwang, Museum Folkwang Essen, GER  Irgend, artist's book, hand-made, Essen, GER  2014: Schöne neue Welt, HANT Magazine for Photography, No. 04, Erfurt, GER  Folkwang UdK, brochure, Photokina Academy 2014, Cologne, GER

Artist's Books
2017: Irgend, hand made 30 C-Prints on cardboard, japanese binding, 40 Pages, Essen, GER  2013: Last days of Now, handmade, digital print, sich binding, 76 Pages, Hannover, GER

Texts
2020: Über weites Wasser, Flusser Studies 29 – 2020/Centennial Three-Part Issue, flusserstudies.net  2018: Ein fotografischer Körper? Aktivität und Passivität eines theoretischen Objekts. MA thesis, Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, GER





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