ANTOINE WAGNER

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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: impossibleforest.com


EDUCATION


2005


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


2007


NYU SCPS: Continuing film studies at NYU Tisch


EXHIBITIONS AND INTERVENTIONS


2020


Umstellung GALERIE UNTITLED 1983, Geneva Switzerland

Impossible Forest - Launch of impossiblefirest.com

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


2019


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


2018


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


2017


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


2016


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


2015


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


2014


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


2013


Exil-The Opera Bastille, Paris, France

Exil-TheBayreuth Festspielhaus, Germany

Exil-Palazzo Vendramin, Venice, Italy

Exil-Leipzig Opera, Leipzig, Germany


2012


Wagner: A Genius in Exile–feature documentary


2011


Landscapes Escaped-Henn Gallerie, Munich, Germany

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


2009


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


2007


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



PRIZES/RESIDENCIES


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



COLLECTIONS



Collection Lambert

Collection Hermés

Völkerkunde Museum Hamburg ICA Yerevan


PUBLICATIONS



2019


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


2016


You catalogue for Breda Photo


2015


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


2014


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


2013


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