Bert Bergen

b. Coopeville, WA. 
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education
The Evergreen State College, BA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014
The Time of Cruel Miracles, Dose Projects, Brooklyn, NY.
2011
Between Two Worlds, Hotel Biron, San Francisco, CA.
The Hole In The Sky, 31 Rausch, San Francisco, CA.
2010
We Are The Colony of Divine Consumption, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2009
The Severed Limbs of My Spiritual Overseers, SFMOMA Garage Windows,
San Francisco, CA.
The Giving Hands of Altered Destinies, 18 Reasons Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Surrender to the Infinite, SFMOMA Artist's Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2007
Offerings from Beneath the Realm of Chirality, Tartine, San Francisco, CA.
Vessels of Acquiessence, Adobe Books Back Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2006
The Crystals of Totality, Little Otsu, San Francisco, CA.
The Crystals of Totality, Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH.
2005
The Beasts of Transgression, The Painted Bird, San Francisco, CA.
2001
Late Night Dance Party, The Discount, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013
Permanent Summer, Civilian Arts Projects, Washington, DC.
Overturn the Artifice, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA.
2012
San Francisco Arts Commission Passport, North Beach, San Francisco, CA.
Stretch & Expose, San Francisco Arts Commission City Hall Gallery, San Francisco, CA
NewTown presents: Knock, Knock Sonic Surprise, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Division of Labor, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Cashing Out, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.
Abyss of Fathomless Light, Magic Carpet Ride, San Francisco, CA.
2010
Things Are Expanding, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
The More Things Change/Shadowshop, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
Unearthed, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA.
Hamamastu Kite Festival, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Japan
2009
Paper Tigers, Five Points Art House, San Francisco, CA.
Worship of Water, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Altered States, 138 Ludlow, New York, NY.
Bay Area Currents, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA.
2008
Letterheads, 18 Reasons Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Ethsix: Seeing the Unseen, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Mantic Gifts of Dismemberment and Renewal,Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
HUM, Project Theatre Artuad, San Francisco, CA.
Detourned Menu, ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, New York, NY.
2007
The Dollar Show, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Grounded, Southern Exposure/Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Post Expose, Long Island Screen Printing Design Center, Long Island City, NY.
SWEE(t)ART, Red Ink Studious, San Francisco, CA.
Art Sale 11, The Lab, San Francisco, CA.
2006
25 Years of Photography, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.
The Brilliance of the All Knowing, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Domestic Relocation, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Portrait Show, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2005
Mothership, Artscape, Baltimore, MD.
White Box, Triple Bass, San Francisco, CA.
Ephemeral Transformations, Hayes Valley Market, San Francisco, CA.
Ghost Town, Our Space, San Francisco, CA.
Gold Digger's Excavation, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Rock Goes To College, Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA.
Celestial Celebrations, Jimi Hendrix Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2004
Uncanny Fantasy, The Attic, San Francisco, CA.
Poster Show, Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
A La Carte, Pond Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2003
Le Sacre, Tomei Temple, Oakland, CA.
Antarctica, 848 Community Space, San Francisco, CA.
2002
Magical Worlds, Ego Park, Oakland, CA.
2001
EVAC, Ajax Plastics, San Francisco, CA.
2000
Bay Area Disfigurative, Ajax Plastics, San Francisco, CA.
Kun-Stoff II, Brava Theatre, San Francisco, CA.
1999
Our Special Weekend Together, Build, San Francisco, CA.
Kun-Stoff I, Brava Theatre, San Francisco, CA.
1998
SAP; The Residue of the San Francisco Art Scene, Four Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Lanai Hotel.
1997
Benefit, The Lab, San Francisco, CA.
Togetherness, Midnight Sun, Olympia, WA.
1996
Cabinet of Curiosities, Artist's Television Access, San Francisco, CA.
Art Amnesia, Capitol Theatre, Olympia, WA.
1995
Prosthetics, Capitol Theatre, Olympia, WA.

Performances
2014

Cruel Miracles, Dose Projects. Brooklyn, NY.
2013
Fetid Chasm of Transgression, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA.
Exodus, Bluxome Point, San Francisco, CA.
2012
Rusting Ciphers of a Forgotten Sky, MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, CA.
Impalement Performance, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA.
Godwaffle Noise Pancakes, The Lab, San Francisco, CA.
2011
Division of Labor, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
I AM Your Voice, You Are My Portal, 31 Rausch, San Francisco, CA.
2010
Transmuted Fluids for Disengaged Initiates, Madrone, San Francisco, CA
Placating The Stones of He Who is NOT Felt, SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2008
Prima Materia, ATA, San Francisco, CA.
Mantic Gifts of Dismemberment and Renewal,Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Ocular Guardians of Verdancy, ISE Cultural Center Gallery, New York, NY.
2007
Sacred Geometry of the Temporal Form, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Echoes from the Tomb of the Somnambulist, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2006
Steps to Infinity, The Eagle Tavern, San Francisco, CA.
Crystallization of the Divine, Fernwood Resort, Big Sur, CA.
The Crystals of Totality, Edinburgh Castle, San Francisco, CA.
2005
Healing the Fatherwound, The Modified Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Curatorial Projects
2012

Stretch & Expose, San Francsico Arts Commission City Hall Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007
The Memorial Leaves Devastation In Its Wake, The Gallery of Urban Art, Oakland, CA.
2006
The Brilliance of the All Knowing, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2005
Ephemeral Transformations, Hayes Valley Market, San Francisco, CA.
Celestial Celebrations, Jimi Hendrix Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Residencies
2008

Post Expose, Long Island City, NY.
2006
Skylab Gallery Residency, Columbus, OH.

Public Speaking
2006

Photography Today, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.

Bibliography
2008

Panache Magazine #26.
Eth6: Seeing the Unseen, Issue #3 2008.
The Believer Magazine, Issue #52 march/April 2008, McSweeney's Publications
2007
Greater Good Magazine, Winter 2007/2008
San Francisco Chronicle 96 Hours march 16th, 2007, "Killer Subject" by Reyhan Harmanci.
2005
San Francisco Weekly March 16th, "Real Musicians, Real Jobs" by Justin Farrar
Panache Magazine #23 - #25
2004
Panache Magazine #20, 21, 22
1999
Smeared With Pleasure