photo by Cynthia O'Brien



The intersection between art and science is the crux of Karina Bergmans’ art practice. By converging the themes of communication and the body, she creates cross disciplinary installations merging art and science. Karina Bergmans works in sculpture, installation, performance, public art and public interventions.  Exhibitions include Airborne Allergens/Allergènes Aéroportés at Art-Image in Gatineau in 2016, Ligaments and Ligatures at Ottawa’s City Hall Art Gallery (2013) and Edmonton’s Harcourt House (2013). Bergmans’ work has been exhibited at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto (2014), Fieldwork, Perth, ON (Fall 2011-Spring 2012), the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum, Almonte, ON (2010), Stride Gallery +15 Window Space, Calgary (2010), Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (2009), the Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, (2009) and the Toronto Alternative Fashion Show (2006, 2007). Karina has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre (2011) and Moon Rain Textile Bienniel, Val-des-Monts, QC, (2013). She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. Bergmans’ work has been featured in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 2013 and Ottawa Magazine Art of Fashion issue, October 2015. Karina resides in Ottawa, Ontario. 

Karina Bergmans C.V