Dana Mueller


Dana Mueller was born and raised in Thuringia, East Germany until the fall of the Berlin Wall. She received her MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art + Design. Mueller's photographs are visual records of encounters with people and environments that engage both familiar and foreign realms. Her narratives of everyday lives explore individual and collective identities using social context and landscape to investigate them in relation to cultural and political realities. A second major theme is her return to her homeland of Thuringia and the emigrant experience of Heimat as otherness. Mueller published her first monograph MAY DAYS in 2018. She is the recipient of numerous awards, . Her work has been extensively exhibited, including recent photobook exhibitions such as the 2018 Arles Books - The Photography Book in all its forms, Les Recontres de la Photographie (FRA), the 2018 Photobook Show, Athens Photo Festival, Bernaki Museum (GRE). Mueller's work was shown at the Le Lieu Unique/ National Center for Contemporary Arts, Nantes (FRA), the Pavillon de Bagatelle, Paris (FRA), Rick Wester Fine Art (NY), the Chase Center, RISD Museum of Art (RI), the Photographic Resource Center (MA), Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art + Design (MA), Danforth Art Museum (MA), Black Cloud Gallery (IL) and Visual Art Exchange (NC), among others. She is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at Northeastern University College of Art, Media +Design.

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