Craig Havens (US/DE) is a visual artist exploring the migration of traditional physical monuments into the mediums of photographs, sound recordings and moving images – effectively disembodying the monument and allowing it to traverse space time. Havens views a defining aspect of contemporary life as being a heightened sense of temporality and his work employs this perspective to present the viewer with opportunities for confronting transience and the improbability of existence.
Work has been exhibited internationally in such venues among others as Art Basel, Switzerland in 2013, Open Arts Foundation and United States Embassy, Sofia, Bulgaria in 2014, Weserburg-Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany in 2015, Nanjing International Arts Biennale, Nanjing, China in 2016 and Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin in 2017.
Galerie Andreas Schmidt Finished With Engines / Exhibition & Performance / Berlin, Germany.
l'Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Robert Fillou's 1'000’054ème Anniversaire de l’art / Sound Performance & Radio Broadcast / Brussels, Belgium
50°49'19.50''N 4°21'25.53''E galerie de l'erg / Exhibition & Performance / Brussels, Belgium
Nova Kultura Foundation & United States Embassy, Sofia / Exhibition & Performance / Bela Rechka, Bulgaria
Nanjing International Art Fair / Selected Artist / Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing, China.
Dorland Mountain Arts / Artist Residency / Temecula, California
Weserburg-Museum für moderne Kunst / Print Multiples in Public Space / Bremen, Germany
Wild West Active Space / Solo Exhibition & Film Screening / Maastricht, Netherlands
Embassy of the United States / Film Screening / Sofia, Bulgaria
l'Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) / Symposium / Brussels, Belgium
Armory Center for the Arts / Performance / Los Angeles, California
LIIIm3 / Solo Exhibition & Artist Talk / Antwerp, Belgium
Sariev Contemporary / Solo Exhibition in collaboration with Open Arts Foundation / Plovdiv, Bulgaria
WARP / Group Exhibition / Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
AXA Bank / Residence and Exhibition with KDG University / Antwerp, Belgium
PANEL Magazine at Art Basel / Publication Launch with Panel Magazine / Basel, Switzerland
Recyclart/Vitrin 21 Gallery / Installation & Screening / Brussels, Belgium
ShowRoom / Group Exhibition / Antwerp, Belgium
Wolke / Group Exhibition / Brussels, Belgium
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) / Performance with Stephanie Allespach / Los Angeles, California
20th Century Fox Studios / Artist Talk & Film Screening / Hollywood, California
C102 Project Space / Installation & Performance / Brussels, Belgium
Goethe Institute / Group Exhibition / Johannesburg, South Africa
Blank Projects / Group Exhibition / Capetown, South Africa
Universidade Tecnologica Do Parana / Performance with Octavio Camargo / Curitiba, Brazil
Armory Center for the Arts / Biennial Exhibition & Auction / Los Angeles, California
Outpost for Contemporary Art / Collective Action & Performance / Los Angeles, California
Eagle Rock Center for the Arts / Group Exhibition / Los Angeles, California
BlackGate / Solo Exhibition / Los Angeles, California
Pierro Gallery / Group Exhibition and Artist Publication / Newark, New Jersey
El Camino College Art Gallery / Group Exhibition / Los Angeles, California
G18 Gallery / Group Exhibition / Helsinki, Finland
Barnsdall Art Gallery (BMAG) / Group Exhibition / Los Angeles, California
Pharmaka Gallery / Group Exhibition / Los Angeles, California
Armory Northwest/965 / Group Exhibition / Los Angeles, USA.
Grand Hall Artist Union / Solo Exhibition / St. Petersburg, Russia
Vladislav Sevov, Daniela Sevriyska. “Memory Artists”. Open Arts Foundation Online
(BULGARIA), (July 11, 2016) Editorial Interview
Yankov, Victor. “Generosity Under Duress” BNT World Network
(BULGARIA), (September 12, 2014) Video Interview.
Edelstein, Ali. "An American in Brussels" Fulbright.be.
(BELGIUM), (February 2013) Video Interview.
Zavala, Nicholas. "Craig Havens" The Living Man.
(US), (April 2012) Video Interview.
Paz, Rafael. "Around Downtown" SameCity.
(US), (March 2011) Video Interview.
Markarian, Cristina. “Craig Havens” www.visual.uclaextension.edu
(US), (April 2009) Editorial Interview.
Directo, Danielle. "Artists Go Wild.” LAist.com
(US), (Nov 2009) Review.
Bischoff, Dan. “A World View of New Jersey.” Star-Ledger
(US), (March 2008) Review.
Pasadena Living Magazine. “Armory Northwest/965.”
(US), (March 2007) Review.
Nespanov, Pavel. “A Watching Eye.” St. Petersburg Times
(RUSSIA), (March 2006) Editorial Interview.
Fondation, Larry. “The World As It Is Now.” Vice Magazine
(US), (August 2006) Essay.
Friedreich, Kristin. “Craig Havens: New Works.” LA Downtown News
(US), (August 2005) Review.
Crew, Adrienne. “Craig Havens.” LAist.com
(US), (July 2005) Editorial Interview.
2017 / The ubiquitous technical images around us are in the process of magically restructuring out reality and turning it into a global image scenario / Andreas Schmidt / Berlin, Germany
2016 / b.o.r.n. bee or right now / Illustrations with Isolde Loock / Bremen, Germany
2015 / A Short History of Countermonuments / Journal L'Atelier / Brussels, Belgium
2014 / Fountain / Artist publication of 45 ink prints / Berlin, Germany
2013 / Wheel of Fortune / Panel Magazine / Vienna, Austria
2012 / Soundings / Artist edition of 21 Silver Gelatin Prints / Los Angeles, California
2009 / EASTWEST / Monograph / Essex Press, Los Angeles, California
2016 / US State Department International Artists Grant
2016 / Dorland Mountain Arts / Artist Residency / Temecula, California
2016 / Nova Kultura Foundation / Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 / US State Department International Artists Grant
2014 / KdG University / AXA Bank Space, Antwerp, Belgium
Weserburg-Museum, Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen, Bremen, GERMANY.
Collection of Susan and John W. Caldwell, Pasadena, CA. USA.
Newark Public Library, Special Collections Division, Newark, NJ. USA.
Baijia Lake Museum, Yan Lugen Collection, Nanjing, CHINA.
Sariev Contemporary, Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv, BULGARIA.