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CV Karlis Bergs

Karlis Bergs (1990) is a Latvian photographer, based in Los Angeles. Currently he is an MFA candidate at California Institute of the Arts. Previously, he has studied photography at Andrejs Grants master class and the ISSP School(2011-13). After, He spent a year studying in The school of Art Institute of Chicago(2014) and then transferred to Brighton University(2014-16), UK for his BFA.

In his work, he tries to explore what makes us humans; he is after portraying that unexplainable link that makes us all connected. From his first series “Between the Lake and the Sea” where he explores the importance of community and its influence on surrounding nature, to “What Hath God Wrought” where he is showing all the elements that allow us to be connected no matter where we are. To his latest series "The Clouds, They Were Blown From a Far Away Land" where he is portraying that unexplainable urge, that we all feel to explore the unknown and that is pushing the humankind to new frontiers endlesly.

Solo exhibitions:

2018 "They Clouds, They Were Blown From a Far Away Land" Riga, Latvia

2018 "What Hath God Wrought" Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

2013 "Between the Lake and the Sea" Engure, Latvia

Group exhibitions:

2018 [Upcoming] "Mūsdienu mākslas galerija" Līvāni, Latvia

2018 Selection of Latvian photography books, Photobook Week Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

2018 Tbilisi Night of Photography, Georgia

2018 20 best screenings of this year’s Nuit de l’Année, Arles, France.

2018 Night of The Year, Les Rencontres des Arles, projections, Arles, France.

2018 "Without Too Much Thinking" Room9, Riga, Latvia

2017 Efti, Plurar, 10 Latvian Emerging photographers, projections. Madrid, Spain

2017 Odesa// Batumi Photo Days Festival projection of contemporary Latvian photography, Odesa, Ukraine.

2016 Cream Graduate Showcase, Brighton, UK.

2016 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi province, China.

2016 University of Brighton Graduate show, Brighton, UK.

2016 Ryerson Brighton image exchange, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

2015 Tallin Photo Month, "Photography books from Latvia", Tallin, Estonia

2015 ISSP summer school exhibiton, Kuldīga, Latvia

2015 "Where Are We", One Eyed Jacks Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom

2015 "Shift", Brighton University Second Year Show, Brighton, United Kingdom

2014 Self Publish Riga, Shortlisted of 45, "Between the Lake and The Sea", Riga, Latvia

2013 Grayscale, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA, USA. Director's Choice Award

2013 Delhi Photo Festival, Evening Screening, Delhi, India

2012 Ping-Pong#8, Contemporary Creation from Latvia, Liege, Belgium

2012 "29 Latvian contemporary photographers Rādītprieks", Riga, Latvia

2012 “9 menesi” ISSP school final exhibiton, Riga, Latvia

Education:

2018 - California Institute of Arts, MFA candidate

2017 - 2018 Visual Comunication, Latvian Academy of Arts

2014 - 2016 BA Photography, University of Brighton, First Class Honours

2013 - 2014 School of Art institute of Chicago

Awards:

2018 Lillian Disney Scholarship

2016 Source photographic review graduate directory

2015 - 18 State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia Creative Grant

2013 SAIC Distinguished Scholarship

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