Craig Havens (PhD) is an artist whose work spans a range of mediums including photography, video, installation and performance. Artworks address alternate perspectives on public monuments, personal archives and cultural memorials in order to reactivate their relevance in daily life. By operating within the dramatic interplay between memory systems and our present experience, the work offers viewers opportunities for confronting the reality of 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 Goethe Institute in Johannesburg/South Africa, the Brugge Triennial in Brugge/Belgium, Sariev Contemporary Gallery in Sofia/Bulgaria, Heritage Arts Space in Hanoi/Vietnam and Galerie Andreas Schmidt in Berlin/Germany, among others.
Artistic Research, Lectures and Degrees 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, UCLA, Los Angeles.
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Game No. 4, Sofia, Bulgaria. Pigment Print on Cotton Rag, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters