Alec Von Bargen
Artist

Born in New York City, Alec Von Bargen is a social anthropologist of sorts. He captures aesthetic instances resonating true with their historical, political and social contexts. He uses the most basic equipment possible to create his images, videos, murals and installations. Although his research is meticulous he does not prep, pre-produce, light or arrange for his shoots.

Alec Von Bargen recently exhibited at both the 54th and 56th editions of the Venice Biennale, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the OCT Museum in Shanghai, China and Les Rencontres D’Arles Festival, France, amongst others. His work has won numerous awards including the IPA’s in LA and the PX3’s in Paris. He was a finalist at the Dubai Emerging Artist Award and Aesthetica Magazine, UK, selected him as one of their top 100 Artists 2 years in a row. He was finalist for the Terry O’Neill Award and the Celeste Prize in Berlin, Germany. He recently completed a six month project in China having been selected by François-Henri Pinault and the Swatch Group as guest artist at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai.

Von Bargen’s latest awards are the 2017 International Fine Art Photographer Award in Paris, the 2018 IPA’s, the 2018 International Color Photography Awards, the 11th edition of the Pollux Awards and his most recent series is included in the 161st Royal Photographic Society exhibition.

In October 2015, Alec was officially named ‘Visual advisor’ to the Venice Film Festival’s Biennale College.

He spends most of his time between Italy and Mexico but works all over the world.

Alec Von Bargen
Artist

Born in New York City, Alec Von Bargen is a social anthropologist of sorts. He captures aesthetic instances resonating true with their historical, political and social contexts. He uses the most basic equipment possible to create his images, videos, murals and installations. Although his research is meticulous he does not prep, pre-produce, light or arrange for his shoots.

Alec Von Bargen recently exhibited at both the 54th and 56th editions of the Venice Biennale, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the OCT Museum in Shanghai, China and Les Rencontres D’Arles Festival, France, amongst others. His work has won numerous awards including the IPA’s in LA and the PX3’s in Paris. He was a finalist at the Dubai Emerging Artist Award and Aesthetica Magazine, UK, selected him as one of their top 100 Artists 2 years in a row. He was finalist for the Terry O’Neill Award and the Celeste Prize in Berlin, Germany. He recently completed a six month project in China having been selected by François-Henri Pinault and the Swatch Group as guest artist at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai.

Von Bargen’s latest awards are the 2017 International Fine Art Photographer Award in Paris, the 2018 IPA’s, the 2018 International Color Photography Awards, the 11th edition of the Pollux Awards and his most recent series is included in the 161st Royal Photographic Society exhibition.

In October 2015, Alec was officially named ‘Visual advisor’ to the Venice Film Festival’s Biennale College.

He spends most of his time between Italy and Mexico but works all over the world.

  • Helen Cammock: I Will Keep My Soul
    Publication
    siglio
    International
    Convening polyphonous voices from past and present, I Will Keep My Soul is an orchestral layering of photography, historical documents, poetry and interviews, all rooted in the social history, geography and community of New Orleans. In this prismatic artist’s book, UK-based artist Helen Cammock traverses the city, rendering her observations and encounters into reverberant texts and percipient photographic images that tender the city’s invisible histories. (more…)
  • Sage Sohier: Passing Time
    Publication
    Nazraeli Press
    International
    “During the isolation of the pandemic, I had the opportunity to revisit my archive of negatives and contact sheets from the 1980s, and discovered a number of interesting images that I had never printed. These photographs were made between 1979 and 1985 in a pre-digital, largely un-air-conditioned era, when people fled the heat of their houses to hang out in their yards and on the street. (more…)
  • Gertie Fröhlich: (In)Visible Pioneer
    Sep 13, 2023 – Mar 3, 2024
    MAK
    Wien, Austria
    The artist Gertie Fröhlich (1930–2020) was in the background and yet still the focal point of the activities of the Viennese avantgarde.While studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, she made contact with young artists of all disciplines, became the “moving spirit” of the Galerie nächst St. Stephan [Gallery near St. Stephan’s Cathedral], and her apartment at Sonnenfelsgasse 11 was soon a meeting place for creative people (more…)
  • 13 Stories of War
    Publication
    Ukrainian Warchive
    International
    Welcome to the book release of 13 Stories of War, published by Ukrainian Warchive supported, among others, by the Hasselblad Foundation. In the book, The Ukrainian Warchive has brought together visual essays created by 13 Ukrainian photographers and artists responding to the profound impact of full-scale war on their country and its people since the Russian invasion in February 2022. (more…)