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6 June until 6 July 2024


6 JUNE — 6 JULY 2024

PICK ONE’ marks the first gallery exhibition by luxembourgish photographer Daniel Wagener (*1988). The exhibition will present a selection of works produced in the past few years and will particularly highlight a series of photographs recently taken in Mexico.

Pick one!, in the same way you would pick up a postcard from the rotating postcard-metal-stands in the tourist shops during travels. A memento to take home, to remember the trip, or to send to loved-onesby post. In the same way than these postcards, Daniel Wagener's photos are displayed in a bigger version of the postcard-trays — the large metal frames are produced by the artist himself, displaying aesthetic snapshots of urban scenes.

Daniel Wagener focuses on objects and urban landscapes that are both familiar and disturbing to him. He documents the traces accidentally left by people, as well as the absurd normality of everyday life. In their saturated primary colors, Wagener's photographs depict ordinary scenes that propose new approaches to reality. At first glance, these photographs follow an aesthetic, functional and pragmatic visual language, with an undeniable touch of humor. At a second glance, they reveal reflections on society and the environment we create around us.

Daniel Wagener studied photography at ‘Académie Royale de Bruxelles’, in Brussels. He won several awards, such as the LUPA - Luxembourg Photography Award (2023), and the Prix Edward Steichen (2018). Important exhibitions include his 2023 solo presentation ‘Opus Incertum’ at the photography festival ‘Rencontres d’Arles’, in Arles, and later on at CNA - Pomhouse, LU, ‘Freigeister’ at MUDAM, LU and ‘Les Conseillers’, at Kanal Pompidou, Brussels, BE amongst others.


2015    Master en photographie, Académie Royale de Bruxelles, BE
2013    Bachelier en photographie, Académie Royale de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, BE
2021    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication Visuelle, Berliner Technische,         Kunsthochschule, DE

2024    Pick One!, Valerius Gallery, Luxembourg, LU
   Opus Incertum, CNA, Pomhouse, Dudelange, LU
2023    Opus Incertum, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FR
2022    Buste et demi Buste, ESCH22, Luxembourg
2021    Freigeister, Mudam Luxembourg, LU
   Le dos au sol, Borderline Agency Luxembourg, LU
   Sans titre, Plagia Rama Bruxelles, BE
2020    Les Conseillers, Kanal Pompidou Bruxelles, BE
2019    Dispositif(s), Casino Luxembourg / LAW Luxembourg Ville, LU
   Living Room, ISCP, New York City, USA
2018    Aica Kiosk, Luxembourg Ville, LU
   Brussels Gallery Weekend, Espace Vanderborght Bruxelles, BE
   Prix Robert Schuman, Arsenal Metz, FR
2017     Triennale jeune création, Rotondes Luxembourg Ville, LU
   Rencontres d’Arles, Chapelle de la Charité, Arles, FR
   What you see is what you get, Galerie Nei Liicht Dudelange, LU
   Ornements divers, Fondation Moonens Bruxelles, BE
2016    Cercle5, Cercle Cité Luxembourg Ville, LU

2023    LUPA, Luxembourg Photography Award, LU
2018    Prix Edward Steichen Luxembourg, Residence à New York, NY, USA

Collection d’art de la Ville de Dudelange
CNA — Centre National de l’Audiovisuel 
Collection des 2 Musées de la ville de Luxembourg
Ministère de la Culture, Luxembourg




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