Barbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca


(Brasília, 1980 / Munich, 1975). They live and work in Recife, Brazil

Bárbara Wagner (Brasilia, 1980) & Benjamin de Búrca (Munich, 1975). Trained as a journalist and photographer Brazilian artist Bárbara Wagner understands how media is implicated in manipulating perceptions, often creating historical myths and stereotypes. Since 2005, she has independently produced photographic series and publications on the representation of tradition, both in Brazil and abroad. The German born, Irish artist Benjamin de Búrca has a practice in the arts since 2000 where painting, photography, and video are equally important in his work. Working in collaboration since 2011, they are interested in the space documentary and art both share. Their more recent investigations concentrate on collective practices and traditional rituals specifically manifested in the body of youths living in the peripheries of Brazil’s Northeast which lose their connotations of symbolic resistance to become products of tourism and entertainment industry. Wagner and de Búrca participated in the 33rd Panorama de Arte Brasileira (São Paulo), 36th EVA International (Limerick), 32nd São Paulo Biennial and 5th Skulptur Projekte Münster. They live and work in Recife, Brazil.


Current Exhibitions

26 Apr — 29 Mar
Artists Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca present their video work “...

Past Exhibitions

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca / Jesse Wine

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel 15/05/2019 — 22/06/2019

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca: Rise

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel
04/09/2018 — 06/10/2018

Uma Canção para o Rio (parte 2)

18/02/2017 — 25/03/2017

A Song For Rio

20/11/2016 — 28/01/2017

Histórias da infância

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP
08/04/2016 — 31/07/2016