About

D.M. Nagu is a collage artist working and living in Berlin. He started to exhibit his collages in 2014. His images are often organized in series and follow a conceptual approach. Drawing on his background as a language and literary scholar, his collages reflect the processes of cutting up as a means to first strip given material of its meaning, and then give new meaning through the artistic process. The work investigates how to create original artworks before the backdrop of appropriation art and copyright issues. He also curates and writes about collage art.

His work has been published in the magazines Glueheads, Prophet Zine, Nancy, Oltre, and in the books „Von Kopf bis Fuss. Bausteine zu einer Kulturgeschichte der Kleidung“, ed. by Ch. Kutschbach and F. Schmieder, Berlin 2015; and Marc Martin: „Fenster zum Klo, Hommage an den Klappensex,“ Ausstellungskatalog Schwules Museum, Berlin 2017.  The Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung recurrently uses his collages and photographs for print and online projects.

Solo exhibitions

2018 Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst/I spy with my little eye, Bohei, Berlin
2017 Im Stadtpark (with Patrick Fürli), Ludwig, Berlin
2017 Der große Schrei nach Freiheit. Kinolektüren, The Oval Room at Babylon Mitte, Berlin
2016 Home Decorations, Crye Space, London
2015 „Im Banne des großen Motivs“, Vino divino, Berlin

Group exhibitions

2019
Vor und Zurück, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin
2018
Sticky Fingers, ATM Gallery, Berlin
CollaTeral. De-Collagen, Supalife Kiosk, Berlin
2017
State of Mind, curated by Jorge Chamorro, Stillpoint Spaces Berlin,
Cutting Edge, CoGalleries, Berlin
Fruit, invited by Niels Kalk, Premarts Gallery, Berlin
Bardo, curated by Sarah Wölker, Aquabit Art Gallery, Berlin
2016
Edging, curated by Dirk Naguschewski, Ludwig, Berlin
100 years after Dada, Raum für Drastische Maßnahmen, Berlin
Glueheads3, Hochparterre, Berlin
2015
Black, Ethnik Gallery, Berlin
Minimal Collagen, Alternativ Gallery, Berlin
Schnipseljagd und Fette Beute, Studio 74, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin
Glueheads1, Alternativ Gallery, Berlin

For current projects please go to instagram, an uncensored scrapbook version can be found on tumblr.