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Isabelle Wenzel

Photographer

Isabelle Wenzel (b. 1982, Wuppertal) lives and works in Wuppertal. Studied to be a photographer/artist, but is also a trained acrobat. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Akademy, Amsterdam in 2010. Since then she received several grants like the European Photo Exhibition Award from the Körber-Stiftung Hamburg in 2011 and from the Mondriaan Fonds in 2013 amongst others. Her work has been widely exhibited in national and international solo and group shows. She confronts the visitor with partly surreal and partly dynamic studies of the human body. They show cropped sections of a performance created especially for the camera. Her main emphasis is on the photographs‘ performative and sculptural aspects. The result is images that depict an explicitly created and staged world in which Wenzel takes the stage as photographer, model, sculpture and, in the final instance, as viewer, too. All three levels meld here into one new medium. http://www.isabelle-wenzel.com

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