Adela Wagner, a visual activist and a photographer based in New York City.
Examining areas such as refugee crisis, gender role stereotypes and human rights, Adela’s projects transform contemporary social issues into visual concepts with which she hopes to incite questions, explore and nurture empathy and raise awareness to contribute to change. Taking a step beyond challenging the ingrained convictions, her work includes interactive elements immersing the viewers and encouraging them to participate in a discussion.

Her art was selected for “Pixels of Identities” in Argentina, displayed in NYC galleries including BRIC and A.I.R. Gallery, venues around Europe and solo exhibited in the Czech Center Gallery. Additionally she participated in “NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice” and “Arts Letters and Numbers” fellowships.

Notable Achievements

11/2018  Performed “My Love Letter to You” poem on gender queerness
7/2018   Convening for Contemporary Art, Education and Social Justice, the New Museum
5-3/2018    Experimental films part of ALICE chamber opera show at Arete Gallery; NY
2/2018      Short documentary film abouta pianist Tomas Kaco, Seznam TV, CZ
8/2017       Cinematography artist in residence, Arts Letters and Numbers; NY
6/2017        NYC Pride March visual documentation for Radio Wave, Czech Republic
4/2017        Artist in resident, Arts Letters and Numbers, NY
4/2017        The Czech and Slovak Society of Arts and Science; Lecture on Visual Activism
2016-2017 Resident at NYFA: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice; NY
8/2016        "All People Are" project exhibited at Figment Art Festival; Boston, MA
5-9/2016    "All People Are" project travelling with “The Global Village” NL, DE & DK
2/2016        "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" solo exhibition in TheCzech Center Gallery, NY
2/2016       "All People Are" project shown in "Up For Debate" show in BRIC Gallery, NY
1/2016       "ArtificialCommunication" shown in "Generation X: Razzle Dazzle"A.I.R.Gallery
12/2015      “Snap to Grid” group exhibitionin Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, California
12/2015      “Holiday Salon Show” in Lorimoto Gallery, NY
10/2015      "Brooklyn Oyster Autumn Show" group exhibition in Studio 225, NY
9/2015        "Grand Salon Show Fall 2015" in Greenpoint Gallery, NY
9/2015        "ArtCards to Connect" group exhibition in Tenri Gallery, NY
7/2015        "Wish you werehere" group exhibition in A.I.R. Gallery, NY
2014             “Childhood Through the Looking-Glass” selected for “Pixels of Identities”; Galeria de Arte Laura Haber (Juncal) in Buenos Aires (AR)
2012, 2011  Awarded grants from Ceska Sporitelna, Inc.  and the University of Economics in Prague, CZ
2009            Travelling group exhibition for AlterEgo, 22 countries of Europe
2009            Art residency AlterEgo, Denmark
2009            1st prize in Alterego ArtCompetition (organized by European Union), CZ

Selected photo & film clients

Radio Wave
Figment Festival
Profiles In Perspectives
The European Procurement Forum; UN
Consulate General of Czech Republic
French Embassy in USA
Austrian Mission to the United Nations
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, BAAD
Arts Letters and Numbers Residency
Czech National Theater and Opera
Opera at Lincoln Center
Seznam TV

Selected publications & mentions
Quartz Magazine
Foto Video Magazine
Bohemia National Hall
NY art
NYFA Current
Figment Festival, book 2016
Czech Center, NY
Seznam TV, CZ

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