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Silke Wagner
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Silke Wagner

Biography Silke Wagner (Göppingen, Germany, 1968)
Silke Wagner lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. Silke Wagner’s works often refer to skateboard culture. Wagner uses this urban activity as a metaphor for social engagement in the public realm, questioning the increasing laws intended to bring order and security into the city. She has had solo exhibitions at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k) Berlin (2008); Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt (2007); Beyond, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht (2006); and Kunstraum München, Munich (2004). Group exhibitions include Frankfurter Positionen 2001, Frankfurt (2001); Arbeit Essen Angst, Kokerei Zollverein | Zeitgenössische Kunst und Kritik, Essen (2001); Das Neue Europa, Generali Foundation, Wien (2005); Das Große Rasenstück, Nuremberg (2006); Street: behind the cliché, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2006); Skulptur Projekte Münster 07, Münster (2007); L’Europe en devenir (partie 2), Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2007); Vertrautes Terrain – Aktuelle Kunst in/über Deutschland, ZKM, Karlsruhe (2008); and the 1st Brussels Biennial, Brussels (2008). In 2009 her work will be shown in the group exhibitions Islands and Ghettos, NGBK, Berlin and Playing the City, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.