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van der Moga Photography

Photography, journalism, research, architecture
Mix well = van der Moga Photography

Mireille Moga is a photographer turned architect turned architectural photographer.

Raised in New York City, Mireille was gifted a camera at the age of 13 and despite a nonlinear academic and professional trajectory, photography always managed to prevail. She studied Studio Art and Marketing at Binghamton University (1995-1999) and during that time worked as a photographer for various news outlets in NY State and in the editorial department at the Associated Press in NYC. Her interest in examining society took her into the field of market research where she managed studies in various consumer industries and in public opinion polling.

Moved by a desire to create again, Mireille went on to earn her Masters in Architecture from the City College of New York in 2008 and her license to practice architecture in 2013. She worked for various architectural firms in NYC and Berlin before coming back around to her first passion – photography.

Since 2014 Mireille is a Berlin-based architectural photographer whose personal projects strive to show the beautiful hypocrisy of our world, using the camera as both an end and a means of seeing the dualistic and often destructive ways in which we occupy it. Her background in architecture informs her perspective and her focus on how we organize ourselves, be it in cities or the countryside, taking into consideration the social, environmental and interpersonal consequences of our choices.



Education

2019
Photographic Project Course with Ebba Dangschat
Photocentrum der Gilberto-Bosques Volkshochschule Friedrichshain Kreuzberg, Berlin

2016
Photographic Project Course with Ebba Dangschat
Volkshochschule Mitte, Berlin

2013
Architectural License
The State of New York, USA

2008
Master of Architecture
City University of New York City College, NYC, USA
History-Theory Prize

2001
Bachelor of Science, Business Management Marketing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA

1999
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art,
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA

 

1977 Oradea, ROM
1981 New York City, USA
2014 Berlin, GER

Selected Exhibitions & Festivals

2022
Nuclear Nippon @ Elften Tempelhofer Kunstausstellung, Vom Stand der Dinge, Galerie in Tempelhof Museum, Berlin, DE

he-she blue-green, Solo exhibition, tunnel19 | Studio, Berlin, GER

Nuclear Nippon @ Rotterdam Photo Festival, Rotterdam, NL

Plattenland @ THE URBAN BETWEEN REALITY AND UTOPIA, Tiradentes Photography Festival, Tiradentes, BR

2021
Nuclear Nippon @ nah | fern, tunnel19 | Studio, Berlin, DE

Into the Woods @ Publieke Werken, Rotterdam, NL

Plattenland @ Genius Loci, tunnel19 | Studio, Berlin, DE

2019
In the House of Light and Shadow @ Gutshaus Rossin, Rossin, DE

Casino Berlin @ BILD-TEXT-FORM, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2016
End of Year Exhibition, Volkshochschule Mitte, Berlin, DE

2010
New New York: The City We Imagined, the City We Made, The Architectural League of New York, NYC, USA

 

 

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