Barbára Wagner

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Brasília, DF, 1980. – Lives and works in Recife, Brazil.
Represented by Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel.
PIPA prize 2010 and 2017 nominee.

PIPA prize 2017 winner.
PIPA 2019 nominating Committee Member .

Her photographic practice is centered on the ‘popular body’ and its strategies of visibility and subversion between the fields of pop culture and tradition. Being published in book formats since 2007, her works have been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally and are part of the MASP and MAM collections in Sao Paulo. A monograph with an extensive selection of her photographs is published in “That which is beautiful must be seen”(Het Domein 2009). Since 2011, she works in collaboration with artist Benjamin de Burca (Munich, 1975) with whom she participated in: 58th Biennale di Venezia (Venice, Italy), Front International – Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (Cleveland, USA), 33rd and 35th Panorama de Arte Brasileira (MAM, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo), 4th Biennale des Arts Actuéls (La Réunion, France), 36th EVA International (Limerick, Ireland ), 5th Marcantonio Vilaça Prize, 32nd São Paulo Biennial, 5th Skulptur Projekte Münster and the 20th Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc Videobrasil. In 2011 she completed a MFA at the Dutch Art Institute.

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To learn more about Bárbara Wagner, please visit her full profile on the PIPA Prize website.