Craig Havens (US/DE) is a visual artist working in the mediums of photography, moving images, sound performance, sculpture and site-specific installation. Artworks explore alternate perspectives on public monuments, personal archives and cultural memorials in order to reactivate their relevance in daily life.
Havens considers a defining aspect of contemporary life as being a heightened sense of temporality and displacement. By operating within the dramatic interplay between memory systems and our present experience, the work presents viewers with opportunities for confronting transience and the improbability of existence.
Works have been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Weserburg-Museum für moderne Kunst in Bremen/Germany, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp/Belgium, the Armory Biennial in Los Angeles/California, the Nanjing International Biennale in Nanjing/China, the Sariev Contemporary Gallery in Sofia/Bulgaria, the Heritage Arts Space in Hanoi/Vietnam, the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg/South Africa, the Brugge Triennale in Brugge/Belgium and Galerie Andreas Schmidt in Berlin/Germany.
Artistic research, lectures and academic studies have been conducted in collaboration with the following institutions: PhD, Doctorate in Art and Sciences, École de Recherche Graphique, ERG, Brussels & University of Louvain-la-Nueve, UCL, Belgium / MA, Master of Artistic Research, Sint Lucas, Antwerp / MA, Master of Photography, Sint Lukas, Brussels / BA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles / Visiting Lecturer, École de Recherche Graphique, ERG, Brussels / Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA.
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