Caroline Bergvall

Caroline Bergvall is a writer of French-Norwegian origins based in London. She works across art-forms, media and languages; outputs alternate between books, collaborative performances and lan­guage installations. Award winning poet and performer, her publications include Drift (recipient of the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry 2017), Meddle English: New and Selected Texts (recently translated into the French: L’Anglais Mêlé), and the DVD Ghost Pieces: five language-based instal­lations (2010). She is the first recipient of the art literary prize Prix Littéraire Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017). Recent works and commissions include: Documenta14 (Kassel), John Hansard Gallery (Southampton), Dublin International Literature Festival, The Whitstable Biennale (UK), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), ICA (Portland), The Jewish Museum (Munich), Fundacio Tapiès (Barcelona), Festival de la Batie (Geneva), The Serpentine Gallery (London), MOMA (NY), Tate Modern (London). Her touring work Ragadawn (2016-2020) is an outdoor sunrise performance for spoken voice, soprano and a dawn chorus of voices in multiple minoritarian languages (with vocal work by British composer Gavin Bryars). She has been the di­rector of the interdisciplinary program Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts (1995–2000), co-Chair of the MFA in Writing, Bard Col­lege (2005–2007), Whitechapel Gallery Writer-in-Residence (2014), Collaborative Fellow, University of Chicago (w/ Jen Scappettone & Judd Morrissey, 2016), recent guest faculty at Naropa University, and 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. 

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