Caroline Bergvall

Caroline Bergvall is a writer of French-Norwegian origins based in London. She works across artforms, media and languages; her projects alternate between books, audio pieces, collaborative performances and language installations. Her publications include Drift (recepient of the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry), Meddle English: New and Selected Texts (recently translated into the French: L'Anglais mêlé), and Fig as well as a DVD of earlier installations Ghost Pieces: five language-based installations (2010). Recent group shows/festivals: Fundacio Tapiès (Barcelona), Theatre du Grütli (Geneva), The Serpentine Gallery (London), MOMA (NY), DIA Arts Foundation (NY), and Tate Modern (London). Recently completed a performance version of Drift, which toured Europe in 2014-2105. Director of the Performance Writing program at Dartington College of Arts (1995-2000), co-Chair MFA in Writing, Bard College (2005-2007), and recent guest faculty at Naropa University. The Judith E. Wilson Fellow in Poetry and Drama at the University of Cambridge (2012-2013). Caroline is currently a Visiting Professor in Medieval Studies at King's College London.


Caroline Bergvall was awarded the inaugural Prix Littéraire Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou in September 2017. This award, funded by the Centre Pompidou and the Fondazione Bonotto, recognises non-book literature experimentation. For the first time, this award puts the emphasis on all the literature experimentation that has abandoned the book as a unique place of realization, highlighting the vitality and influence that these researches exert on the contemporary.