Craig Havens

Craig Havens

Visual Artist, Photographer

Craig Havens (US/DE) is a visual artist working in the lens-based media of photography, video, installation and projection. He lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin. His practice is concerned with expanding the function of photographic and moving images beyond the role of documentary monuments through the use of counter monumental strategies derived from post-war German public sculptural practice. 

Havens’ Artwork has been exhibited internationally in such venues as the Weserburg-Museum für moderne Kunst in Bremen/Germany, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp/Belgium, the Armory Biennial in Los Angeles/California, the Nanjing International Biennale in Nanjing/China, the Sariev Contemporary Gallery in Sofia/Bulgaria, the Heritage Arts Space in Hanoi/Vietnam, the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg/South Africa, the Brugge Triennial in Brugge/Belgium and Galerie Andreas Schmidt in Berlin/Germany. He has also created award-winning imagery for numerous commerce clients including: Rolling Stone Magazine, Huck Magazine/UK, Wired Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Comcast Communications, Mandalay Bay Resorts/Las Vegas, Sony Studios/Hollywood, and the City of Los Angeles among many others.     


Université Louvain-la-Neuve and Ecole de Recherche Graphique
Brussels, Belgium | Ph.D. Arts and Science of Art

Sint Lukas Hogeschool voor Kunst en Design
Antwerpen, Belgium | M.A. Artistic Research

Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Associateie KU Leuven
Brussels, Belgium | M.A. Photography

Art Center College of Design
Los Angeles, CA | B.A. Fine Art

"I enjoy creating a shared space for information and experimentation where students can generate the momentum that propels them into a robust, self-generative practice. Through carefully-structured group actions and individual projects, participants are presented with opportunities to formulate questions whose solutions lay deeper within the creative process. The resulting insights have the strength and flexibility to thrive and grow over the course of a career and a lifetime."

- Craig Havens

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