Vagner M. Whitehead
VideoChannel –> [self]~imaging
artists portraiying themselves in film and fideo
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Detroit-based Brazilian artist and educator Vagner Mendonça Whitehead works with time-based and traditional media. Vagner has exhibited his work throughout the United States (AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, ME, MI, MN, NM, NY, OR, TX, VA, WI), abroad (Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Switzerland) and online, in solo and group exhibitions and in video and film festivals.
He was an artist in residence at the Ragdale Foundation in 2002 and a fellow at the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2006. In Summer 2010 he will complete an artist residency at Residencia Corazon in La Plata, Argentina.
An interview with the artist was featured on Media-N Journal of the New Media caucus in Spring 2009 (link below).
Vagner earned a BFA (photography) from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 1995 and an MFA (creative photography and electronic inter-media) from the University of Florida – Gainesville in 2000. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Oakland University, where he heads its New Media specialization. He previously held an Assistant Professor of Photography position at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.