LINDA BERGMAN (1976) - ARTIST, ART HISTORIAN, CURATOR, WRITER

EDITOR IN CHIEF - VERK TIDSKRIFT | PUBLISHER - BORIS PRESS

WORKING POSITIONS

Publisher and founder, Boris Press, 2018 – present. (Boris Press is a small publishing house focused on lense based art.)

Editor in Chief and co-founder, VERK journal, 2016 – present. (VERK tidskrift is a digital journal/publication focused on Nordic lense based art. 2018 VERK won the Swedish Publishing Prize, an annual juried contest for films, websites, newspapers, magazines, books and other printed matter in English or Swedish.) 

Gallery assistant doing PR and Marketing at Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm and Berlin, 2016 - 2017.

Independant art historian / curator / writer, 2014 – present.

Artist / photographer, 2008 – present.

TV-photographer, METER Film & Television, 2002.

 

EDUCATION

Japanese Art, Architecture and Visual Culture, 7,5 credits, Uppsala University, 2019.

Digital Art History II, 7.5 credits, Uppsala University, 2019.

Contemporary Art I, 7.5 credits, Linneaus University, 2019.

Art Worlds I, Public Art, 7.5 credits, Linneaus University, 2019.

To Write About Contemporary Art, 7.5 credits, Umeå University, 2018.

Art Criticism, 7.5 credits, Linnaeus University, 2018.

The Mask of Beauty, 7.5 credits, Uppsala University, 2018.

Digital Art History I, 7.5 credits,  Uppsala University, 2017.

Advanced Course in Art Historical Theories and Methods, 7.5 credits, Uppsala University, 2017.

 

Degree of Bachelors of Arts / Main field of Study: Art History

Photography and Video Art History, 30.0 credits, Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, 2013 - 2014.

Curatorship Studies, 30.0 credits, Stockholm University, 2012.

Politics of the Art Exhibition, 7.5 credits, Stockholm University, 2012.

The Photographic Process, 15.0 credits, HFF / Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, 2011.

Art History – Bachelor´s Course, 30.0 credits, Stockholm University, 2011.

Interpretation of Art, 30.0 credits, Stockholm University, 2010.

History of Art I, 30.0 credits, Stockholm University, 2010.

Studies in Art Education, 7.5 credits, Stockholm University, 2008 – 2009.

Visual Communication, 15.0 credits, Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, 2002.

Basic Course in English, 30.0 Credits, Stockholm University, 2001.

Film, Kulturama Film School, Stockholm, 2000 – 2001. (A film school aimed at those who want to work artistically with film and prepare them for studies at artistic college.)                                                      

Photography, GFU, Stockholm, 1996 -1997. (A photo school aimed at those who want to work artistically with photography and prepare them for studies at artistic college.)                                                              

EXHIBITIONS BY LINDA BERGMAN ARTIST

In Dialogue with Strömholm, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, 2018. (G)

CFF (Centrum för fotografi), Stockholm, 2018. (G) (The Center for Photography is a national interest and membership association for photographers and other professional groups who work with photography.)

Grandmother´s mother, Gna Project, Mälarhöjden Stockholm, 2018. (S) (Gna Project is an artist-run, project-driven exhibition space in Mälarhöjden, Stockholm.)

CFF (Centrum för fotografi), Stockholm, 2017. (G)

Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, 2017. (G) (Galleri Kontrast is owned by the Press Photographers' Club, PFK.)

A Room of One´s Own, included in the exhibited publication TjejLand at Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, 2017. (G) (Established in 1978, Wetterling Gallery is today one of the leading galleries for contemporary art in Scandinavia.)

Planket, Stockholm, 2017. (G) (A yearly public art exhibtion with photography.)

Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm , 2016. (G)

Abecita konstmuseum, Borås, 2016. (G)

PLAY, Stockholms Fotoantikvariat, Stockholm, 2016. (S) (A gallery space and book shop.)

Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, 2015. (G)

Almlof Gallery at AAF, Stockholm, 2015. (G)

PLAY, The Match Museum (Tändsticksmuséet), Jönköping, 2015. (S)

Female Masquerade, Saatchi & Saatchi, Stockholm, 2014. (S)

Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, 2014. (G)

Konstforum, Norrköping, 2014. (G)

Female Masquerade, Abecita konstmuseum, Borås, 2014. (S) (Abecita Museum of Modern Art exhibits international photography and graphic art, together with Nordic textile art.)

Planket, Stockholm, 2014. (G)

The Studio at Konstforum, Norrköping, 2013. (S) (The Association Norrköping's Art Forum was formed in 1964 as an attempt to establish deeper contact between artists and audiences.)

Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, 2012. (G)

Degeberga konsthall, Degeberga, 2012. (G)

Konsthandeln, Stockholm, 2012. (G) (Curated by Cecilia Hillström, Joakim Geiger and Niclas Östlind.)

Degeberga konsthall, Degeberga, 2011. (S)

Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, 2011. (G)

KG52 Gallery, Stockholm, 2010. (S) (Gallery with focus on photography and textile art.)

Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, 2010. (G)

Liljevalchs Springshow, Stockholm, 2010. (G)

Tensta Konsthall, Virtual Gallery, Tensta, 2009. (S) (Tensta konsthall is a private foundation organization.)

CFF (Centrum för fotografi), Stockholm, 2008. (G)

Stockholm Photo Fair, Älvsjö, 2008. (G)

Art Now Gallery, Gothenburg, 2008. (S)

S = Solo show, G = Group show

 

EXHIBITIONS BY LINDA BERGMAN CURATOR / EXHIBITION PRODUCER

"Rare Prints" by Dawid (Björn Dawidsson) curated by Linda Bergman, Kirkegaards Antikvariat Copenhagen, 2018

Final exhibition for graduate students curated by Linda Bergman, Gestaltande fotografi - Gamleby folkhögskola, Galleri Axel Stockholm, 2018

"A Room of One´s Own" - with artist like Iris Smeds, Behzad Farazollahi, Stefanie Moshammer - a curatorial collaboration between VERK | Curerar (Linda Bergman and Susanne Fessé), C-print Journal and TjejLand at Wetterling Gallery Stockholm, 2017

Final exhibition for graduate students curated by Linda Bergman, Gestaltande fotografi - Gamleby folkhögskola, Galleri Axel Stockholm, 2017

"Korsfästelsen av det kvinnliga martyrskapet (återbesök)" by Annica Karlsson Rixon curated by VERK | Curerar (Linda Bergman, producer and Susanne Fessé, curator), Skeppsholmen Stockholm, 2016

"Body Stories" a group exhibition at Nordic Forum curated by Linda Bergman and Viktoria Léli with artists like Arvida Byström, Maja Malou Lyse, Casia Bromberg, Sanna Sjöswärd, Jenny Lindhe m.fl. Malmö, 2014

Linda Bergman is a member of Swedish Art Critics Association, AICA

The Swedish section of AICA, is a nonprofit organization that brings together professional art critics within all media, teaching, or curating. The members are primarily working with modern and contemporary art from all cultures. The association’s mission is to promote understanding and critical interpretation of the visual arts in all its stories and expressions.

WRITINGS BY LINDA BERGMAN

“Jenny Nyström på Kalmar läns museum”, Utställningskritik #4, 2019. (Review.)

“Roxy Farhat - en konstnär i konstant flux”/”Roxy Farhat - An Artist in Constant Flux”, VERK tidskrift #3, 2019. (Interview.)

“Samtal med Mia Galde” / ”Conversation with Mia Galde”, interview with Mia Galde for the book Anime Meo (2 pages), 2019.

“Anime Meo”, preface for the book Anime Meo by Mia Galde (2 pages), 2019.

“Christer Strömholms polaroider” / ”Christer Strömholm´s polaroids”, VERK tidskrift #2, 2019. (Essay.)

“Samtal”/ ”A Talk”, text for the book Figurer - Åke Persson (4 pages), Boris Press, 2019.            

“Om den fotografiska processen och Gunnar Smoliansky” /About the Photographic Process and Gunnar Smoliansky), VERK tidskrift #1, 2019. (Essay).

“Samtal med Albin Biblom”/”A Conversation with Albin Biblom”, VERK tidskrift #1, 2019. (Interview with artist and film maker Albin Biblom.)

“Serendipity - Ödets lyckokast”, Erhan Can Akbulut at Galleri Axel, 2018. (Text for solo show at a photo gallery.)

"När allt förändrades - om Anna Claréns utställning och bok"/”When Everything Changed - About Anna Claren´s Exhibition and Book”, VERK tidskrift #3, 2018. (Essay and the book discussed was nominated for best photo book in the Swedish Photo Book Award 2019.)

 “Det osynliga rummet”/”The Invisible Room”, preface for the publication Work in Progress - Curated Inspiration by Fujifilm, 2018. (Preface fo catolagoue. 1 page.)

"Ett öppet förhållningssätt till nuet - om Anton Renborg"/”An Open Approach to the Present), VERK tidskrift #2, 2018. (Essay about artist/photographer Anton Renborg who is also a commercial photographer with clients like Rodebjer, Vogue Italia, i-D France, WeSC, Nike, Financial Times etc.)

"Henrik Strömbergs betydelsesprång/förskjutningar"/”Henrik Strömberg´s leaps/shifts of Significance”, VERK tidskrift #1, 2018.(Essay.)

"Mellan det sakliga och poetiska - ett samtal med Annika Thörn Legzdins"/”Between the Objective and the Poetic – A Conversation with Annika Thörn Legzdins”, VERK tidskrift #4, 2017.

"Pernilla Zetterman - Närhet och distans"/”Pernilla Zetterman – Proximity and Distance”, VERK tidskrift #4, 2017. (Essay.)

"With the Ship Comes the Wreck - ett samtal med Mandi Gavois"/”With the Ship Comes the Wreck – A conversation with Madi Gavois”, VERK tidskrift #4, 2017.

"Entusiasm som smittar betraktaren"/”Enthusiasm that Infects the Viewer” about Lee Friedlander, Fotografisk tidskrift #3, 2017.  (Fotografisk tidskrift is a Swedish Journal about Photography.)

"Ett eget rum för kreativiteten"/”A Separate Room for Creativity”, TjejLand #3, 2017. (TjejLand is a Journal featuring female photographers from all around the world.)

"Samtal med Erik Berglin"/A Conversation with Erik Berglin”, VERK tidskrift #3, 2017.

"Fotografi och måleri - ett samtal med Mats Bergsmeden"/”Photography and Painting – A Conversation with Mats Bergsmeden”, VERK tidskrift #1, 2017.

"Rost / Rust - Dawid (Björn Dawidsson)", text for solo exhibition at Grundemark Nilsson Gallery Berlin, 2017.

"Strike a Pose" - text for fashion photography group show at Grundemark Nilsson Gallery Stockholm, 2017. (Fashion photographers included: Helmut Newton, Carl Bengtsson, Julia Hetta.)

"Fotoboken - en diskussion kring materialitet, form, text och fotografiskt innehåll"/”The Photo Book – A Discussion about Materiality, Design, Text and Photographic Content”, text for catalogue about the Swedish Photobook Prize, 2017.

"Flöde och friktion - ett samtal med Vendela Grundell"/Flow And Friction – A Conversation with Vendela Grundell”, a text about Glitch Art, VERK tidskrift #1, 2017.

"Jag ska ta hand om dig"/”I Will Take Care of You”, about Erik Östensson - VERK tidskrift #2, 2016. (Essay.)

Introduction to "Ulan Bator" – a project by Gerry Johansson - VERK tidskrift #2, 2016.

"Earthworks" about Helene Schmitz - VERK tidskrift #1, 2016. (Essay.)

"Satsa på visuella kulturstudier i skolan”/”About Visual Cultural Studies” - Fotografisk tidskrift #3-4, 2014. (Debate article.)

LECTURES AND ARTIST TALKS ETC.

Book talk at Fotografiska in Stockholm about the book Anime Meo by Mia Galde, 2019.

Lectures, workshop, portfolio review and examination Gestaltande Fotografi, Gamleby Fotoskola, 2019. (Is aimed at those who want to work artistically with photography and to prepare them for studies at artistic college. I teach there 7 days a year approxiamately.)

Portfolio reviewer at CFF (Centrum för fotografi/Centre for Photography) at the course ”Photographic Project Development”, Stockholm, 2019.

Lectures, workshop and portfolio review, Gestaltande Fotografi, Gamleby Fotoskola, 2018.

Book talk at Rönnells about the book Indigo/Keloid by Björn Bengtsson, Stockholm, 2018.

Book talk at Design Studio Sandra Praun about the book VÄLSTÅND by Dawid (Björn Dawidsson), Stockholm, 2018.

Artist talk at CFF (Centrum för fotografi), Stockholm, about the exhibition "The Observer" with the artist Emanuel Cederqvist and curator Iréne Berggren.

Lecture about digital publications at Master of Fine Arts Programme in Photography at Valand Academy/Gotheburg University, Gothenburg, 2018.

Member of Editorial Council, Fotografisk tidskrift, 2017 - 2018.

Opponent to all the students at Master of Fine Arts Programme in Photography at Valand Academy/Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, 2017.

Portfolio reviewer at CFF (Centrum för fotografi/Centre for Photography) at the course ”Photographic Project Development” , Stockholm, 2017.

Presentation at symposium by VERK (Linda Bergman and Susanne Fessé) "Matter of Concern - Photography in a Changing Environment", Konstfack in cooperation with Valand Academy, 2017.

Lectures, workshop and portfolio review, Gestaltande Fotografi, Gamleby Fotoskola, 2017.

VERK | Curerar (Linda Bergman and Susanne Fessé) at Grundemark Nilsson Gallery - "Camerabased Site-specific Temporary Art in the Public Space: Artist talk with Annica Karlsson-Rixon and Björn Larsson", Stockholm, 2016.

Book Talk at Mindepartementet about Vendela Grundell´s "Flow and Friction: On the Tactical Potential of Interfacing with Glitch Art", Stockholm 2016.

Lecture and workshop about exhibiting art, Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm 2015.                                                                             (2 days.)

Lecture and workshop in still life photography, Forsbergs skola, Stockholm 2015. (Forsbergs School's educate some of the most sought after and innovative creators in advertising, copywriting and graphic design.) (2 days.)

Inauguration speach, "The Polaroids of Christer Strömholm", Höganäs Museum, Höganäs 2012.

PUBLICATIONS

Publisher, “Figurer” by Åke Persson, Boris Press 2019.

Publisher, "Indigo/Keloid by Björn Bengtsson, Boris Press 2018.

Publisher, "Välstånd" by Dawid (Björn Dawidsson), Boris Press 2018.

Editor in Chief and co-founder, VERK tidskrift, 2016 - present.

 

WRITINGS ABOUT LINDA BERGMAN

In Dialogue with Strömholm, Franziska Schmidt, 2018.

Kalmarposten, 12/12 2018.

Östra Småland, 12/11 2018.

Medievärlden, 8/11 2018.

Jönköpings-Posten, 29/5 2015.

"Play", "Female Masquerade", "Being the Actress - the Actress Being Me" by Annika Wik for exhibition catalogues - Abecita konstmuseum, 2014.

Planket "Angelägenheter", catalogue, 2014.

Fotografisk Tidskrift, # 3-4, 2014.

Borås Tidning, 24/2 2014.

Fotografisk Tidskrift, # 1-2, 2014.

Auktionsverkets katalog, 13/11 2013.

Folkbladet, 7/9 2013.

Norrköpings Tidningar, 7/9 2013.

Tidningen FOTO # 7, 2013.

Livraison No4, 2010.

Traum Noir No2, 2010.

 

COLLECTIONS

Jönköpings Kommun, Kultur och Fritid.

Abecita konstmuseum.

Degeberga konsthall.

 

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENT PROGRAMS

VERK tidskrift (Linda Bergman - Editor in Chief) - Nominated for the Swedish Publishing Prize (Publishingpriset), 2019.

VERK tidskrift - Production Grant for Cultural Magazines, Kulturrådet (Swedish Arts Council), Stockholm, 2019.

VERK tidskrift (Linda Bergman - Editor in Chief) - Winner of the Swedish Publishing Prize (Publishingpriset), 2018.

Boris Press (Linda Bergman - Publisher) - Literature Grant for ”Välstånd” by Björn Dawidsson (Dawid), Kulturrådet (Swedish Arts Council), 2018.

VERK tidskrift - Production Grant for Cultural Magazines, Kulturrådet (Swedish Arts Council), Stockholm, 2018.

VERK tidskrift - Production Grant for Cultural Magazines, Kulturrådet (Swedish Arts Council), Stockholm, 2017.

VERK | Curerar (Linda Bergman and Susanne Fessé) - Grant from Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse for the event "Camerabased Site-specific Temporary Art in the Public Space", Stockholm, 2016.

VERK | Curerar (Linda Bergman and Susanne Fessé) - Grant from Kulturförvaltningen Stockholm stad, Stockholm, 2016.

Artist-in-Residence, Stiftelsen Danielsgården i Bingsjö, 2008.