Antoine Wagner

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Antoine Wagner (B.1982, Evanston, Illinois) is a 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 mediums 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.


2007 NYU SCPS: Continuing Film Studies. NYU Tisch. New York City (NY)

2005 Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Northwestern University. Illinois (IL)

2005 Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Northwestern University. Illinois (IL)

Exhibitions and projects (selected)

2024 MARIA CALLAS, Tristan Hoare. London (UK)

2020 Umstellung. Galerie Mighela Shama. Geneva (CH)

2020 Impossible Forest. Launch of the collaborative Online.

2020 North Pole. The Pole Gallery. London (UK)

2019 Sentimental Analysis. National Gallery of Armenia. Yerevan (AM)

2019 Ara. The Pole Gallery. London (UK)

2018 Morceau Choisi. Bubenberg. Paris (FR)

2018 Orient Blue. InCadaques Festival. Cadaques (ES)

2018 ACT II – Die Walkure. New World Center. Miami (FL)

2018 Studies Between Science. Nancy Nasher Soluna Music & Arts Festival. Dallas (TX)

2018 Looking at Sound. Symposium at the Goethe Institute. Tokyo (JP)

2018 Liquid. La Patinoire Royale. Galerie Valerie Bach. Brussels (BE)

2017 Julierpass. Tait memorial Fund with Stuart Skelton. Saint Paul’s Church. London (UK)

2017 Antoine Wagner. Philips. Paris (FR)

2017 Distortion. Youngfu. Shanghai (CN)

2017 Wagner in der Schweiz. The Society of the Four Arts. Palm Beach (FL)

2017 Silence. Atelier Hermes. Pantin (FR)

2017 Echo. Julien David. Jinguamae. Tokyo (JP)

2017 Supersonic. Deck. Singapore (SG)

2016 Interference. Galerie RM. Paris (FR)

2016 Creatives in Exile. Bredaphoto. Stedelijk Museum Breda. Breda (NL)

2016 Common Denominator. Theater St.Gallen. St Gallen (CH)

2016 Wagner: A Genius in Exile. Goethe Institue Washington (DC)

2015 Patrice Chereau: Un Musée Imaginaire. Collection Lambert. Avignon (FR)

2015 Cadences. La Filature. Mulhouse (FR)

2015 Exil. Museum fu?r Völkerkunde Hamburg. Hamburg (DE)

2015 Wagner: A Genius in Exile. JCC. San Francisco (CA)

2015 Wagner: A Genius in Exile. Goethe Institute. Los Angeles (CA)

2014 Julien David fashion show set design and print collaboration. Paris (FR)

2014 Etudes et Preludes. Video for Julien David featuring Maria Kotchetkova. Paris (FR)

2014 Wagner: A Genius in Exile. German Embassy. New York City (NY)

2014 Wagner: A Genius in Exile. Savoy Kino. Minden (DE)

2014 Young Artists Studio Tours. Robert Miller Gallery. New York City (NY)

2013 Exil. The Opera Bastille. Paris (FR)

2013 Exil. The Bayreuth Festspielhaus (DE)

2013 Exil. Palazzo Vendramin. Venice (IT)

2013 Exil. Leipzig Opera. Leipzig (DE)

2012 Wagner: A Genius in Exile. Feature documentery

2011 Landscapes Escaped. Henn Gallerie. Munich (DE)

2011 From A Mess to The Masses. Feature documentary starring the band Phoenix

2009 The Open. Deitch Projects. New York City (NY)

2008 Lisz[:T:]raum. 3 chanel video installation Raiding (AU), Bayreuth (DE) and Luxembourg (LU)

2008 Ball Trippin’. Short film starring David Huebner

2008 Alabama Leaves. Directed short film starring Mamie Gummer

2008 Lost and Found. Directed short film starring Charles Pignal and Brady Corbet

2007 Funny Games. Assistant to Michael Haneke.


2014 Villa Medici. Rome (IT)

2014 Atlantic Avenue. Nantuket Jury Prize for Cinematography. Nantuket (MA)

2014 Prix Pierre Bergé de l’Art Lyrique

2005 Robert Wilson. Byrd Hoffman Foundation. Watermill. New York City (NY)


Collection Lambert. Avignon (FR)

Collection Hermés. Paris (FR)

Voelkerkunde Museum Hamburg (DE)

Institute of Contemporary Art. Yerevan (AM)


2020 Umstellung. Galerie Mighela Shama. Exhibition Catalogue

2020 Buehrle, Kiesel, Mildner, Prachtgemaeuer, ConBrio. Reproduced pages 178-185

2019 Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Vinylme, inserted artwork into limited edition record release

2019 Phoenix, Liberte Egalite Phoenix, Rizzoli, reproduced pages 122,132,139,144-145,150,151,152,154-155, 224-225

2019 Antoine Wagner, Sentimental Analysis, Institute for Contemporary Art, Exhibition Catalogue

2016 Breda Photo, You, festival catalogue, Breda Holland, reproduced pages 46-54

2015 Antoine Wagner, Kundry. Gourcuff Grandenigo, Paris, with texts by Eric Mezil and Carole Blumenfeld. Patrice Chéreau: An Imaginary Museum, Acte Sud, reproduced pages 114-115

2014 Antoine Wagner, Wagner in der Schweiz , Verlag fur Moderne Kunst, Nurnberg, Texts by Bob Wilson, Lord Michael Birkett, Andy Sommer.


2020 Beirut Re-store raising funds for Beirut

2020 Protect your Caregiver. Skinner auction house raising funds for Boston Medicale Center (MA)

2019 Bibi Fund. Raising funds for childhood cancer. London (UK)

2015 ArtWalk. Coalition for the Homeless. New York City (NY)

2014 Faberge Egg Hunt. Marblegg. New York City (NY)

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