Héloïse Bergman

Héloïse Bergman

About Héloïse Bergman

Héloïse Bergman is a photographer and visual artist. She holds a MFA in photography (UK), and a BA in textile design (NZ). These twin passions have led her to live in Japan, India, Thailand and the UK; initially as a designer working with traditional textiles, then as a photographer documenting the cultures behind the textiles.

Her work has been widely published in books and magazines, and exhibited in galleries and festivals around the world, including New Zealand, Australia, Holland, Mexico, USA, France, Wales and England.

Héloïse’s lens-based projects encompass a wide range of processes, including chlorophyll printing, hand tinting carte de visites, printmaking, photogravures, video, installations and performance. In conjunction with her art practice, she currently leads bookmaking and photography workshops, which explore issues of identity and connecting with society.

 

Education

2013

Master of Fine Art Photography, Sir John Cass School of Art, UK

2011

Bachelor of Fine Art (Hon), Sir John Cass School of Art, UK

2008-2010

FDA (Distinction) in Photography, City & Islington College, UK

1984 —1987

Textile Design, Wellington School of Design, NZ


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

The Dying Art, Virso Gallery and Recto Gallery, London Southbank University

2015

Tā Moko: Modern Māori Warriors, The Cass Foyer Gallery, London

2014

Tā Moko - Modern Māori Warriors, Dodge & Burn Studios, London

2013

The Dying Art of Smoking, Central House Foyer Gallery, London

2012

The Dying Art of Smoking, London Metropolitan University Library

2011

The Dying Art of Smoking, installation on Caledonian Rd, London

2003

‘Arsenal Fans’, Studio Super Deluxe, London


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

The Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition,  Royal Academy, London

The Space Between, Espascio Gallery, London

2017

Here, Espascio Gallery, London

London Independent Photographers' Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London

2016

Head On Portrait Prize, Museum of Sydney, Sydney

Lost In Music, International Tour

Lost In Music, London

Beyond the Boarder Story Telling Festival, Castle Donat, Wales

Fuzz, The Rum Factory Gallery, London

2015

Tā Moko: Modern Māori Warriors, Muse Gallery, London

Tā Moko: Modern Māori Warriors, Art Below, exhibited in Nottinghill tube station as part of Frieze, London

London Independent Photographers' Exhibition, Embassy Tea Gallery, London

Photography Matters, Espascio Gallery London

Summer Show, Candid Gallery, London

He Toi Reikorangi, Mahara Gallery, New Zealand

2014

Postcards from Holloway, London Resource Centre

The Bleached Bones of a Story, Espascio Gallery, London Photomonth

Tā Moko – Modern Māori Warriors, Art Below, exhibited throughout Angel tube station corridors and platforms as part of London Art Fair

Tā Moko – Modern Māori Warriors, Candid Gallery, London

Tā Moko – Modern Māori Warriors, See.Me Gallery, New York City

2013

Off the Ground, The Rowan Arts Project/Resource for London

London Independent Photographers' Exhibition, The Strand Gallery, London

Slowing Down, Mile End Art Pavilion, London 

Tā Moko – Modern Māori Warriors, The John Cass MA Graduation Show, Spring House, London

2012

London Independent Photographers' Exhibition, The Strand Gallery, London

A Testing Time, The Rag Factory Gallery, London

Photo Month Open Exhibition, by Invitation, Rich Mix Gallery, London, Subtext, Doomed Gallery Dalston, London 

NY Photo Festival Invitational Exhibition, Dumbo, New York City

2011

171, Rag Factory Gallery, London

Phantasmagoria, O2 Centre, London

Photo Month Open Exhibition, by invitation, Rich Mix Gallery, London

Capture, Mile End Art Pavilion, London

Exhibitionism, Rough Trade, London

2010

C&I Photography Show, AOP Gallery, London

2009

Islington, Candi Gallery, London

2002

Life After Death, Islington Arts Factory, London


Museum Collections

2017

Kauae Tehe, V&A Museum Library

Tā Moko: Modern Māori Warriors (Men), V&A Museum Library


Residencies

2017

1 Month, Vetro and Verso Galleries, London Southbank University


Bibliography

2013

Tā Moko: Modern Māori Warriors, Flip Magazine, vol. 26, November 2013, p 18-21.

2015

Exploring Topography: Photographing a City guidebook, Flip Magazine, vol 30, March 2015, p 54-55