Iris Bergman (1993) is based in Amsterdam & Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

As an image maker Iris searches for the edge  between fiction and reality. Driven by her fascination for architecture and  sociology she visits several places where she transforms daily life environments  into a piece of scenery. She uses their inhabitants as characters of a play. These  cinematic and minimalistic compositions are a recurring approach in her visual  language. Being both an observer and a director she creates an area of tension  for her audience.

Education & experience

2017 jan - now                    Assistant Teacher, HKU, Photography Department

2015 feb - now                   Assistant of Bertien van Manen

2012 sep - now                   Freelance Photographer, fine art & commissioned

2012 - 2016                         Photography, Bachelor of Design, with honours, Utrecht (HKU)


2015 may                             Internship Het Parool

2014/2015 nov-jan              Internship Bertien van Manen

2008 may                            Internship Rijksmuseum Amsterdam


2016                                     New Dutch Photography Talent 2017 / GUP Magazine


2016/2017 nov/dec/jan      Group exhibition - New Dutch Photography Talent 2017 - 5&33 

2016 -sep                            Group exhibition - The Passed Present - S1 Gallery Amsterdam

2016 - june                          Group exhibition - Picture This - HKU Media

2015 - april                          Group exhibition - Entangled - Academie Galerie Utrecht 

2014 - nov                           Solo exhibition - Interbellum - Coffee Company Amsterdam

I also work in commission. Clients include: Het Parool, VICE, Heineken, Museumn8 Amsterdam, , Theaterfestival de Parade, The Performance Bar, AHK, Broadly, Van Gogh Museum.

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