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Alice Wagner

Alice Wagner
(Lima, Peru 1974)

Wagner studied at the Escuela de Arte Corriente Alterna, from which she graduated with the Gold and Silver Medal of her class. She holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the Complementary Baccalaureate Program of UNMSM. In 2005, she received the Pollock Krasner Scholarship (New York). Wagner has had nine solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions both in Peru and abroad. Her work is part of MALI, the Nasher Museum of Duke University, and the Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection in Miami, among other important collections worldwide. Wagner lives and works in Lima.

In her practice, she explores objects in all their forms and attributions. Wagner’s work is imbued with lines of force and tensions typical of current neo-conceptualism, infusing power into the physical presence without aspiring to radical conceptual purity. A kind of irony permeates the artist’s work; often subtly and sometimes deliberately, she appears highly interested in questioning various aspects inherent in societies. Through changing, disappearing, or transforming the object or its image, she manages to divert its original symbolism and reconstruct a new history.