Craig Havens

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 countermonumental strategies derived from post-war German public sculptural practice. Artwork has been exhibited internationally in such venues as the Armory Biennial, Los Angeles, California in 2011, the Goethe Institute Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012, Vitrine 21 Gallery, Brussels in 2013, Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv in 2014, Embassy of the United States, Sofia, Bulgaria and Weserburg-Museum for Modern Art, Bremen, Germany in 2015. Havens has also created award-winning imagery for numerous commerce clients including: Rolling Stone Magazine, JANE Magazine, Huck Magazine/UK, Wired Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Comcast Communications, The House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resorts/Las Vegas, Gower Studios/Hollywood, and the City of Los Angeles among many others.Havens studied at the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, California, USA (BA, Fine Art),  Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Associatie KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium (MA, Photography), and Sint Lukas Hogeschool voor Kunst en Design, Antwerpen, Belgium (MA, Artistic Research). He serves as a guest lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, Extension Program and is a doctoral candidate in the joint Phd program ED 20 for applied artistic practice developed between Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve and Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Brussels, Belgium (Phd, Doctor of Arts and Science of Art).

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