Peruvian-austrian artist, *1984 in Germany
Based in Hannover, Germany

mail@mercedeswagner.com

Education

 2013 - 2018   MA Photography Studies and Practice, Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, GER
2015 - 2016   Research and study trips in Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Chile, Brazil
           2015   Masterclass Contemporary Photography, Centro de la Imagen Lima, PE
2006 - 2011   BA Scenography and Costume, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover, GER
2004 - 2005   Magister Studies of Philosophy, Gender Studies, Economic & Social History
                       Georg-August-University Goettingen, GER  
                

Grants / Collections

2021   NEUSTART KULTUR, Digital Voucher, BBK Federal Association
           Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sport, AT (purchase announced)
2019   Individual Artistic Development,
           Project funding by the Federal Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, GER
2018   Individual Artistic Development,
           Research grant by the Federal Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, GER
           Project Funding,
           The Society of Friends & Sponsors of the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, GER
           Deutschlandstipendium,
           Scholarship by the Federal Government of Germany, GER
2017   Folkwang Prize 2017,
           Nomination, Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, GER


Exhibitions

2021   The Dreamer, Millepiani, Rome, ITL (upcoming)
2020   Open Studios, Kulturetage Ihmezentrum, Hannover, GER
2019   Made in..., Kunsthaus Essen, GER
2018   Folkwang Finale, Sanaa Building, Zollverein Essen, GER
           International Young Photographers, Photo Biennale 2018, Daeguart Factory, Daegu, KOR
           VideoScreening, Rundgang 2018, Zollverein Essen, GER
           Touch, Raum Z13 Essen, GER (solo)
            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, Galerie52 Essen, GER (solo)
            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
2011   ...können wir das bitte sehen?, Ballhof, Hannover, GER
2010   Vol. 10, Seilbahn Expo Plaza, 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

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


Activities and Collaborations

        2021  Ceramic Studio (with Alejandra Rodriguez Maldonado), PLATZProjekt e.V. Hannover
2017 / 18  Student council, appointment process, Photography & Time-Based Media,
                  Folkwang University Essen, GER
2017  - 18  Collaborator, Baustelle Schaustelle Space for Young Art Essen / Duesseldorf, GER
        2013  Scenography (with Mona Lühring), Playground Love, motion picture,
                  directed by Nils Loof, GER
2009 / 10  Scenography and Costume, Disco Pigs, role play by Enda Walsh,
                  directed by Titus Georgi, Studio Theatre, Hannover, GER