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Antoine Wagner is an French-American artist. He lives between Woodstock, NY and Tirol, Austria.

Through a visual language of nature, his work references music, mythology, romanticism and the sublime.

Wagner's multifaceted practice forces the audience in communicating with nature. Abstract unseen anthropomorphic shapes found in nature and minerals are the main actors of this world of mythologies and cyclical redundancies.

Through different medium and projects, the artist examines the themes of identity, geography and spirituality and offers to the viewer an escape from traditional geographic and artistic boundaries.

Through his exhibitions including Exil (Museum am Rothenbaum, 2013) and Kundry (La Filature de Mulhouse 2015), Wagner explores the possibilities of narrative in a silent and motionless environment through large-scale abstract photography.

In 2018, Wagner directed Act II of the Opera Die Walküre at Frank Gehry's New World Centerin Miami. Wagner's site-specific multimedia installation Sentimental Analysis (April 2019) is a response to the legend of Ara the Beautifulat The National Gallery of Armenia.

Umstellung (2020) explores the fine line between fiction and reality. It was presented at Galerie Untitled 1983 in Geneva from June to September 2020.


Wagner’s most recent work is the collaborative online platform:



Bachelor of Arts in Theater, Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science in Political Science Northwestern University Minor in Portuguese Northwestern University

Alumni of Sciences Po, Paris France


NYU SCPS: Continuing film studies at NYU Tisch



Umstellung GALERIE UNTITLED 1983, Geneva Switzerland

Impossible Forest - Launch of

North Pole at The Pole Gallery London, UK

Beirut Re-store Charity raising funds for Beirut Worldwide

Protect your Caregiver, Skinner auction house Charity raising funds for Boston Medicale Center Worldwide


Orient Blue Art Curial Paris France

Bibi Fund Charity raising funds for childhood cancer, London, UK

Sentimental Analysis, site specific multimedia exhibition at the National Gallery of Armenia Ara, The pole Gallery, London

Conscience of Angel's Landing, Art Paris, Grand Palais Paris, France

Group show ArtVilnius, Vilnius Lithuania


Morceau Choisi, (group show), Bubenberg Art Paris

Artist talk with curator Roya Sachs, Spring Place, New York

Orient Blue, In Cadaques Festival, Cadaques, Spain

''ACT II“ Die Walküre, New World Center, Miami

Studies Between Silence: Nancy Nasher, Soluna Music and Arts Festival, Dallas, Texas Looking at sound: Symposium at the Goethe Institut, Tokyo, Japan

Liquid La patinoire, Royal Gallerie Valerie Bach, Bruxelles, Belgium


Julierpass, Tait memorial Fund with Stuart Skelton, Saint Paul's Church, London Antoine Wagner, Phillips, Paris, France

Distortion, Youngfu, Shanghai, China

ArtParis , LN editions, Grand Palais, Paris

Wagner in der Schweiz, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida

Silence, Atelier Hermes Pantin, France

Echo, Julien David, Jinguamae, Tokyo

Supersonic, Deck, Singapore


Interference-Galerie RM, Paris, France

Creatives in Exile -Bredaphoto,Stedelijk Museum Breda, Breda, Netherlands

Common Denominator-Theater St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Wagner: A genius in Exile-Goethe Institut Washington DC, USA


Patrice Chereau: Un Musee Imaginaire-Group Show, Collection Lambert,Avignon, France

Cadences-La Filature, Mulhouse, France

Exil -Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (extended)

Wagner: A genius in Exile-JCC San Francisco, USA

Wagner: A genius in Exile-Goethe Institut Los Angeles, USA


Exil -Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Julien David fashion show set design and print collaboration, Paris, France

Etudes et Preludesvideo for Julien David Featuring Maria Kotchetkova, Paris, France

Wagner: A genius in Exile-German Embassy New York, USA

Wagner: A genius in Exile-t Savoy Kino Minden, Germany

YoungArtistsStudio Tours-Robert Miller Gallery,New York,USA


Exil-The Opera Bastille, Paris, France

Exil-TheBayreuth Festspielhaus, Germany

Exil-Palazzo Vendramin, Venice, Italy

Exil-Leipzig Opera, Leipzig, Germany


Wagner: A Genius in Exile–feature documentary


Landscapes Escaped-Henn Gallerie, Munich, Germany

From A Mess to the Masses-feature documentary starring the band Phoenix


The Open, Group Show, Deitch Projects, New York City

Lisztomania Music Video for Phoenix

Take off your Sunglasses Music Video Ezra Furman and the Harpoons

2007- 2008

Lisz[:T:]raum-3 chanel video installation Raiding, Austria , Bayreuth, Germany and Luxembourg

Ball Trippin’-director, short film,starring David Huebner

Alabama Leaves-director,short film,starring Mamie Gummer

Lost and Found-director, short film, starring Charles Pignal and Brady Corbet


Funny Games - Assistant to Michael Haneke on the US remake of Funny Games


2019 Finalist in the Collection Schneider Concours Jeune Talents

2014 Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

2014 Nantuket Jury prize of Cinematography for Atlantic Avenue directed by Laure Clermont 2013 Prix Pierre Bergé de L'art Lyrique

2005 Robert Wilson, Byrd Hoffman Foundation, Watermill New York


Collection Lambert

Collection Hermés

Völkerkunde Museum Hamburg ICA Yerevan



Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Vinyl published by Vinylme Liberte Egalite Phoenix published by Rizzoli


You catalogue for Breda Photo


Antoine Wagner: Kundry . Gourcuff Grandenigo, . With texts by Eric Mezil and Carole Blumenfeld. Patrice Chereau: An Imaginary Museum Arles:


Wagner in der Schweiz Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg Texts by Bob Wilson, Lord Michael Birkett, Andy Sommer


Wagner: A Genius in Exile directed by Andy Sommer 52 min DVD with Bel Air Media.