Biography

Dr. Christiane Wagner (Germany)1 has been a visiting research professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) since 2019. She has also been developing a research project at the Contemporary Art Museum of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP) since 2020. She was a visiting research professor of Aesthetics and Sciences of Communication, UNICAMP (Fellowship CAPES 2014–2018, Habilitation, venia legendi). Both universities (USP and UNICAMP) are ranked as the best universities in Latin America. She was awarded a doctoral degree in Germany in Sciences of Art and Aesthetics (Promotion, 2014), recognized by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art (Anabin). She has a PhD in Sciences of Art and Aesthetics from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (magna cum laude), with a thesis titled “Aesthetics: Contemporary Image. Analysis of the Concept Innovation” (published by Blick in 2013, and by Paf in 2014) and a PhD in Design and Architecture (with honors); and a master’s degree in Sciences of Communication (with honors) from the University of São Paulo, with a dissertation titled “In Art: Invention and Artifice” (published by Blücher in 2009). Her dissertations for her USP master’s degree, USP architecture and design PhD, and Sorbonne aesthetics and sciences of art PhD were each nominated for book publication by the respective examining boards. Upon her graduation, she attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt, and later, in São Paulo, she majored in industrial design at the School of Fine Arts (Bachelor of Arts degree first-class honors, 2003). In Berlin, she was awarded the Art Campaign Award, Neumann & Müller, 2006. She gave lectures and participated in panel discussions on Aesthetics and Sciences of Communication at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany, and ACTE Institute, Æsthetica, Art et Philosophy, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is also active in the German, French, European, and International Aesthetics Associations and many international conferences. She is a scientific advisor of the Research Foundation FAPESP and a scientific committee member of the Center for Open Access in Science and Center of Studies of Contemporary Communication in Europe. Christiane Wagner is the editor-in-chief, founder, and creative director of the Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, and a member of the College Art Association of America in New York, NY. She often participates in scientific advisory boards for master’s degrees and doctorates and scientific committees and also as a reviewer of papers for many journals in architecture, design, arts, media studies, and aesthetics.

Languages:  German, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

For more detailed information, see curriculum vitae and publication list.

Recent Publications

(2016) Aesthetic Experience: Visual Culture as the Masterpiece of Nonhumanity. [Article written in English] On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture 2, Germany: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 1-12.

(2016) Art and Reality (Arte e realidade). Article written in Portuguese and published by Revista de Cultura e Extensão USP, University of São Paulo.

(2016) Artworks of the New World (Kunstwerke der Neuen Welt). Book written in German and published by Grin.

(2016) Kitsch, Aesthetics Reminiscences and Jeff Koons (Kitsch, Reminiscências Estéticas e Jeff Koons). Article written in Portuguese and published by Revista Visuais, Institute of Art, UNICAMP.

(2017) Poïésis: Between Reason and Sensibility. The New Mediums of Art (Poïésis: entre la raison et la sensibilité. Les nouveaux médiums de l’art). [Article written in French] Paper presented at the Third ISA World Forum Vienna (2016) and Article published in France, Toulouse: French Journal for Media Research, 7/2017 Mises en scène du politique contemporain/Theatricalization of the Contemporary Politics, 17 – 40.

(2017) Visual Narratives: Image and Consciousness of Social Reality. [Article written in English] Center for Open Access in Science – COAS. Open Journal for Sociological Studies, OJSS, 1(2), (December 15) 73-82.

(2017) Urban Aesthetics: Philosophical and Social Aspects of Metropolitan Beauty and its Reverse (Estética Urbana: aspectos filosóficos e sociais da beleza metropolitana e seu reverso). Book written in Portuguese and published by NEA.

(2018) Rationality: Beyond Aesthetics and Communication. [Article written in English] Proceedings book of 1st International e-Conferenceon Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Center for Open Access in Science – COAS, 1-12.

(2018) Preliminary Reflections on Art and Society (Reflexões preliminaries sobre arte e sociedade). Article written in Portuguese and published by Revista de Cultura e Extensão USP, University of São Paulo.

(2018) What Matters in Contemporary Art? A Brief Statement on the Analysis and Evaluation of Works of Art. [Article written in English] Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, v. 1, 68-82.

(2018) Art and Perfect Illusion: From Architecture to Cinema. On the Era of Technological Convergence [Book Chapter written in English] In: Image Evolution. Technological Transformations of Visual Media Culture. Yearbook of Moving Image Studies. Edited by Lars C. Grabbe, Patrick Rupert-Kruse and Norbert M. Schmitz. Germany, Marburg: Büchner-Verlag, 34-57.

(2019) Aesthetic and Social Values of Bauhaus. [Article] In: Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, no. 2 (June 3, 2019): 71-82.

(2019) To What Extent is Bauhaus Even Possible Nowadays? Interview with Bernhard E. Bürdek, author of the book Design: History, Theory, and Practice of Product Design, In: Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, no. 2 (June 3, 2019): 85-91.

(2019) Visual Arts and Empirical Aesthetics: Designing the Technical Aspects of Art. [Article written in English] Art Style Art & Culture International Magazine, v. 2, 93-114.

(2019) Artworks and the Paradoxes of the Media-Transmitted Reality. [Article written in English] It’s a result of my participation at the International Congress of Aesthetics this year. The conference presentation and full text were published in the proceedings book. After a selection was made, the editorial board of [Art + Media] AM Journal of Art and Media Studies also decided to publish this article, 71– 85.

(2019) Aesthetics and Cultural Aspects of Bauhaus Towards a New Conception. [Article written in English] This article is a result of my participation at the International Congress of Aesthetics this year. The conference presentation and full text were published in the proceedings book of the 21st International Congress of Aesthetics. After a selection was made, the editorial board of Serbian Architectural Journal also decided to publish this article in the volume 11, of this journal, 463-472.

(2020) Art, Culture, and Communication Technologies in the Face of Global Crisis (Arte, cultura e tecnologias de comunicação em face da crise mundial), Essay written in Portuguese and published by Revista H&C.

(2020) The Cupola: for an Aesthetic and Dominant Structure of the Society (La coupole : pour une structure esthétique et dominante de la société). Book written in French and published by Grin.

(2020) The Democratization of Art. Media and the Art of Publishing on Art. [Article written in English] New York/São Paulo: Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, v. 5, 49-60.

(2020) Design: New Ideas, Sustainability, and Aesthetic-Social Aspects. (Design: novas ideais, sustentabilidade e aspectos estético-sociais), Essay written in Portuguese and published by Revista H&C.

(2020) Challenges: Reason and Reality. [Critical Review] “Can Advances in Science end Philosophy?” Published on the homepage of the Research Group on Intelligence Technologies and Digital Design, coordinated by Professor Winfried Nöth.

(2020) The Postmodern Avatar. The Changing World of the Arts and Jeff Koons. [Article written in English] Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, no. 6 (September 9, 2020): 123-142.

(2020) The Art of Design: Seeking the Beautiful and Good Form (A arte do design: a busca pela bela e boa forma). Essay written in Portuguese and published by Revista H&C.

(2020) A Democratic Enlightenment: The Reconciliation Image, Aesthetic Education, Possible Politics. A critical review published by Visual Studies Journal, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Volume 36.

(2020) City and Challenges: Projection and Perception of Time-Space and Digital Solutions (Cidade e desafios. Projeção e percepção do tempo-espaço e soluções digitais). Article written in Portuguese and published by the Journal of University of São Paulo (Jornal da USP).

(2021) Image and Digital Media: The Concept of Mediated Reality [book chapter written in English that has been accepted for publication after anonymous peer review]. In: Yearbook of Moving Image Studies, Trilogy of Synthetic Realities I: Virtual Images. Edited by Lars C. Grabbe, Patrick Rupert-Kruse and Norbert M. Schmitz. Germany, Marburg: Büchner-Verlag.

(2021) Media and Digital Interface: Designing Learning Spaces and Knowledge. [Article accepted for publication after a presentation at the conference in TEACHING-LEARNING-RESEARCH: DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTS at Manchester School of Architecture, University of Manchester, December 02-04, 2020] Routledge | UCL Press.

Recent and Upcoming International Conference Participations and Talks

(2016) Poïésis: entre la raison et la sensibilité. Les nouveaux médiums de l’art. Third ISA Forum. The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World. RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture. Vienna, Austria, July 10-14.

(2017) Technology and Science as Fiction Narratives and Their Socio-Political Issues. 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association. Media Narratives RN18: Social Realities and Media in Society, Politics and Culture, Athens. (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association. Athens, Greece, 29 August to 1 September.

(2018) Critique des médias vers une réalité incisive: le pouvoir et la perception de la violence. XIX ISA World Congress, RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture, Toronto. Analyser le pouvoir et la violence dans les médias et les organisations. Toronto, Canada, July 15-21.

(2018) Power as Control: the Use of Technologies of Communication. XIX ISA World Congress. RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture, Toronto. Globalization, New Media and the Culture of Real Virtuality: Emerging Patterns. Toronto, Canada, July 15-21.

(2019) Aesthetics of Media and Post-media Practices. Artworks and the Paradoxes of the Media-transmitted Reality. ICA 2019 Belgrade: 21st International Congress of Aesthetics. Paper number: PS10.002. University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture. Belgrade, Serbia, July 22-26. [Also, I was a moderator for the panel Aesthetics of Media and Post-media Practices.]

(2019) Aesthetics of Architecture. Aesthetics and Cultural Aspects of Bauhaus Towards a New Conception. ICA 2019 Belgrade: 21st International Congress of Aesthetics. Paper number: PS15.005. University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture. Belgrade, Serbia, July 22-26.

(2020) Art as a Source of Solidarity. [Presentation] International Web-Workshop. Impact of COVID-19 on Society & Culture, DAV Post Graduate College, Varanasi, India, April 29 – May 3, 2020 . 

(2020) Media and Digital Interface: Designing Learning Spaces and Knowledge. [Presentation] TEACHING-LEARNING-RESEARCH: DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTS, Manchester School of Architecture, University of Manchester, 02-04 December, 2020.

(2021) Visuelle Kommunikation und Medien. Transformationsprozesse des globalen metropolitanen Rhythmus. [Presentation] Interdisziplinärer Workshop “New Tools for Old Problems.” IZdigital, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Digitale Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, FAU-Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

(2020 – 2021) Environmental Aesthetics and Socio-Territorial Conflicts throughout Media. [Session organizer] Research Committee: RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (host committee). Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.

(2020 – 2021) Inequality, as a Fact and a Permanent Image of Investigation. [Session organizer] Research Committee: RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee). Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.

(2020 – 2021) The Visual Claim through Images of Children. [Presentation] Research Committee: RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee). Session: Visualities of Childhoods – Images of Innocence, Vulnerability, and Inequality. Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.

(2020 – 2021) Challenges to Investigating the Image of Social Inequality as Fact. [Presentation] Research Committee: RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee). Session: Visualising Uneven Distributions of Power. Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.

(2021) Artistic, Cultural, and Political Interdependence. Cities in Motion: Sounds, Images, and Space in Relation to Cosmopolitan Ideals [Presentation]. Conference: CITIES IN A CHANGING WORLD: QUESTIONS OF CULTURE, CLIMATE AND DESIGN. The City University of New York (CUNY), New York City College of Technology (City Tech), New York, June 16-18, 2021.

(2021) Fragments in Connection and Algorithmic Rule: Encoding the Urban Image in Motion. [Presentation] Conference: Urban Assemblage : The City as Architecture, Media, AI and Big Data. University of Hertfordshire, London, June 28-30, 2021

Overall Academic Factors

Complete works published, see Web of Science ResearcherID: T-9766-2017 (books, peer-reviewed articles, essays, and proceedings of international conferences) or PUBLICATION LIST.

Member of Scientific Committee

Center for Open Access in Science (since 2017)

Editor of Visual Sociology Newsletter (2018-2022) Research Committee Visual Sociology, (ISA RC57), International Sociological Association.

Associate Editor (since 2016) Magazine of Culture, University of São Paulo, Revista de Cultura e Extensão

Executive Board Member/ Secretary (2018-2022) of the Research Committee on Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (ISA RC14), International Sociological Association.

Research Group on Critical Theory (since 2017) Research Group at Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences – IFCH UNICAMP

Research Group (certified by CNPq) on Scientific Journalism, Dissemination and Communication of Science in the Contemporary Context (since 2020) at School of Communication and Arts, University of São Paulo.

Center of Studies of the Contemporary Communication in Europe (since 2018)

QS Global Academic Survey 2020
Invited to participate in the annual QS Global Academic Survey 2020,
the World University Rankings of Quacquarelli Symonds Intelligence Unit (QSIU).

Scientific Advisor of the Research Foundation FAPESP (since 2017)

FAPESP maintains cooperation agreements with national and international research funding agencies, higher educational and research institutions and business enterprises. The international cooperation covers a broad range of countries and agencies including the UK Research Councils, the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, the European Commission, and NSF, NIH, and DoE in the US.

Note:

1. Academic degrees and some professional titles are protected by law in Germany. In this respect, the use of degrees acquired abroad is also regulated by law. My legally obtained French-language doctoral degree from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Diplôme National de Docteur en Esthétique et Sciences de L’Art, mention très honorable) was authorized in the abbreviated form “Dr.” (Doktorat) to be registered in my German identity document (Dr. Christiane Wagner) since 2014. That evaluation was made by the Central Office for Foreign Education in The Secretariat of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany (das “Diplôme de Docteur” entspricht einer deutschen Promotion und kann daher auch in der Form “Dr.” ohne Herkunftsangabe geführt werden).

Research Network & Social Media: for more information about my publications, please click on the links: Research Gate Profile | Academia Profile | Web of Science ResearcherID: T-9766-2017