The work of artist David Bergé has, since 2008, been an attempt to formulate a performative and embodied sensitivity to photographic materiality.
It has so far taken the form of publications, lecture performances and durational installations. What he is most known for are his silent Walk Pieces in which viewers are guided in silence through the fabric and infrastructures of cities.
David Bergé's work has been presented at various international art centers including Kunsthal Extra City in Antwerp (2018, 2015, 2016); SKD, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden (2018); Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art (2018); CAC in Vilnius (2015); STUK arts center in Leuven (2017, 2013); SALT, Istanbul (2011); KCB Belgrade (2013), NETWERK Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst (2015, 2012, 2009); Maison Particulière, Brussels (2014); Gati New Delhi (2011); TanzQuartier Wien, Vienna (2010) and Kunsthaus Muerz, Muerzzuschlag (2012). He published a book with MER. Paper Kunsthalle (2015).
David Bergé has been invited to artist in residence programs around the world, such as the Cape Cod Modern House Trust in Wellfleet, USA; Beta-Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico; geoAIR in Tbilisi; Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (curator: Andre Lepecki) and the Saari Residence of the Kone Foundation in Finland.
Since 2009, Bergé has been teaching and mentoring 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, and many others.
Bergé has also produced set designs in the form of projections for artists Trajal Harrell and Marc Vanrunxt of which results were presented at Kaaitheater, Brussels (2009), MoMA, New York (2013) and The Barbican, London (2017).
David Bergé currently lives in Athens and Brussels where his work has received support from government funding bodies. He holds an MA from the Dutch Art Institute (2017) and an MFA from LUCA Brussels (2005).
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