N. A. Vague (born in Berlin, Germany) is an emerging artist who initially studied advertising and marketing.

Growing up in a creative household, N. A. Vague photographed, drew and collaged from early on. Before being brave enough to share her personal art with the world, she worked in a variety of jobs across the media industry, including at The Walt Disney Company, the TV Show “Big Brother” and the Carl Hanser Verlag.

After becoming a mother, N. A. Vague dropped everything (besides her son, of course) to pursue her passion of creating playful conceptual art with an emphasis on photography. Her work is characterized by its subtle wit. She often draws inspiration from pop culture, fashion and advertising.

In 2018 and 2019, N. A. Vague was subsequently shortlisted at the Sony World Photography Awards and her works were exhibited at The Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161. In 2020, she was declared the overall winner of the 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, juried by Elizabeth Avedon, and also nominated for the 8. Merck-Preis.

N. A. Vague lives in Munich, Germany.

 

Exhibitions

2021:

BBA Photography Prize, Berlin Photo Week, RAW Area, Berlin

2020:

Darmstadt Photography Days, Designhaus, Darmstadt

#real #me #ad & In Between, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona

2019/2020:

Sony World Photography Awards Traveling Exhibition, Tokyo, Madrid, Busan, Monza, Medellín, Paris, Berlin

2019:

Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161, HIP Festival, Hull

Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin

Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161, Royal Albert Hall, London

Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London

Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, Screening, York Art Gallery, York

Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161, Royal Photographic Society, Bristol

2018:

Sony World Photography Awards Traveling Exhibition, Paris, Berlin, Monza, Sicily, Tokyo

Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London

 

Awards & Accolades (selected)

Longlist, BBA Photography Prize 2021

Nomination, 8. Merck-Preis 2020

Overall Winner, 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers

Shortlist, Athens Photo Festival 2019

Shortlist, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Longlist, Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Finalist, The Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161

2 Honorable Mentions, 2018 International Photography Awards

Top 200, Photolucida Critical Mass 2018

Shortlist, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Publications (selected)

2022:

How to Create a Million Dollar Artwork - The Effortless Way, N. A. Vague, July 2022

2021:

"In Between", Poetry, Shutter Hub Editions, November 2021

2020:

"N. A. Vague - #real #me #ad", Skurrile Fluchten - Humor in der Fotografie, Darmstadt Photography Days, October 2020

14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition, Book Edition, FotoNostrum, March 2020

2019

"N. A. Vague - #real #me #ad", Square Magazine, Issue 1001, April 2019
www.squaremag.org/2019/04/issue-1001-is-out/

"#real #me #ad 8", shortlisted photograph, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Book

"N. A. Vague", Future Now 2019 - 100 Contemporary Artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize

"Artists’ Profiles 2019 - N. A. Vague", synopsis as 2019 longlisted artist of the Aesthetica Art Prize, Aesthetica Magazine Online
www.aestheticamagazine.com/profile/na-vague

2018:

"#real #me #ad", essay & photographs, Photomonitor, July 2018 
www.photomonitor.co.uk/real-me-ad

"In between 2", shortlisted photograph, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Book

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