David Bergé practices photography without taking pictures. His work reveals and makes personal the contemporary condition of urban space. He deals with the physicality of built environment and changing territories today.
With a background in photography, his practice materializes in the form of immersive arts: silent Walk Pieces, durational photo installations, performative talks and publications.
His work has been presented at various international art centers including CAC, Vilnius (2015); NETWERK Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst (2012, 2015); SALT, Istanbul (2011); Maison Particulière, Brussels (2014), Goethe Institution New Delhi (2011); The Body Arts Laboratory Gallery, Tokyo (2012); TanzQuartier Wien, Vienna (2010); Kunsthaus Muerz, Muerzzuschlag, (2012); and Extra-City kunsthal, Antwerp (2015, 2016).
Bergé has also collaborated with a range of artists and curators across many projects that have been produced for festivals and site-specific venues such as the Artefact festival at STUK arts center, Leuven (2013); MoMA, New York (2013); KCB, Belgrade (2013) and Kaaitheater, Brussels (2009).
He has been invited to artist residence programs around the world, such as the Cape Cod Modern House Trust in Wellfleet, USA; The Ars Aevi collection in Sarajevo; geoAIR in Tbilisi, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin; Beta-Local Art Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saari residency of the Kone Foundation in Finland, the BOZAR in Brussels and the Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme, France.
Since 2009, Bergé has been teaching as well as speaking about his work at a number of different institutions, including Srishti school of art, design and technology in Bangalore (IN); Beckett University in Leeds (UK), Ghent University (BE); UdK, University of the Arts in Berlin; LUCA school of the Arts, Brussels, K3-Zentrum für Choreographie, Hamburg, and many others.
David Bergé currently lives in Athens and Brussels and is currently in residency at the nomadic program the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem.
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