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. Latest book: Meddle English: New and Selected Texts (2011), currently being translated into French (Les Presses du Réel). Other books include: Fig (2005), Goan Atom (2001) Eclat (1996). Widely published in magazines, journals and anthologies. Latest visual arts commission in the UK: Middling English (John Hansard Gallery, with catalogue, 2010). Recent group shows/festivals: Fundacio Tapiès (Barcelona), Theatre du Grütli (Geneva), Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), The Serpentine Gallery (London), MOMA (NY), DIA Arts Foundation (NY), Museum of Contemporary Arts (Antwerp), Tate Modern (London). Bergvall’s work champions many forms of work in the expanded fields of writing: performative and live writing, new literacies and spellings, contemporary and historical language use, digital and audio-visual textuality, language invention and cultural affiliation, bilingual texts of a new citizenry. She was the Director of the influential programme Performance Writing, Dartington College of Arts (1995-2000), co-Chair MFA in Writing, Bard College (NY, 2005-2007), a recent faculty guest at Naropa’s School of Disembodied Poetics. Awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts (2007-2010).