Barbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca

Born in Brasilia / Munich, 1980 / 1975 and lives 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.

Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca: Rise
The artists engage in a dialogue with the new generation of artists, investigating the complex nature of identity.
31 Oct 2019 - 09 Feb 2020
Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
Mexico City
Do Valongo à Favela: Imaginário e Periferia
Do Valongo à Favela: Imaginário e Periferia portraits Rio de Janeiro’s port zone with a particular...
27 May 2014 - 10 Mar 2015
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR)
São Paulo
This exhibition presents the production of ten Brazilian artists about the trans universe, thus promoting...
06 Oct 2015 - 11 Nov 2015
Casa Triângulo
São Paulo
5º Prêmio CNI SESI SENAI Marcantonio Vilaça
The CNI SESI SENAI Marcantonio Vilaça Award for Visual Arts, the most important art prize in Brazil,...
25 Apr 2015 - 06 Dec 2015
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – MAC USP
São Paulo
Singularities/Notes: Rumos Map M04 page 62 Visual Arts 1998 – 2013
Singularities is a 15 years journey into the arts in Brazil through the work of 45 artists that participated...
28 Aug 2014 - 26 Oct 2014
Itaú Cultural
São Paulo
Histórias da infância
MASP on April 7 will open new exhibition Histórias da infância (Childhood Stories) which brings together...
08 Apr 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP
São Paulo
A Song For Rio
The new independent, multidisciplinary space Carpintaria in Rio de Janeiro inaugurates with the opening...
20 Nov 2016 - 28 Jan 2017
Uma Canção para o Rio (parte 2)
Fortes D’Aloia &Gabriel presents “Uma Canção para o Rio [A Song fro Rio] (parte 2)”,...
18 Feb 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
Rio de Janeiro
Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca: Rise
Rise by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca is the duo’s first solo exhibition at the gallery....
04 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018
São Paulo
Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca / Jesse Wine
The exhibition brings together photographs by duo Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca (currently...
15 May 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel
Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca: Estás Vendo Coisas
Artists Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca present their video work “Estás vendo coisas” (You...
26 Apr 2019 - 29 Mar 2020
Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
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