Janaina Wagner

Born in 1989 in São Paulo. Lives and works in Tourcoing and São Paulo.

Janaina Wagner has devoted her residency to Belo Horizonte (in Minas Gerais, Brazil) in search of the Werewolf figure. Through the maxim "man is a wolf for man", the artist depicts the mining territory in a landscape sculpted by human tools - a post-apocalyptic soil ruin, a tropic scenario designed for the production of so-called progress, a development. "I imagined the Werewolf as an amalgam merging into a single image the Human and the Animal. It functions as a gateway to question the processes of domination in the history of civilizations. I see it as a hybrid being, living in interspaces and bridging the gap between reality and invention, lies and truth, stories and history. "