Visual artist | Norway
Working within a broad spectre of camera based art, Bergjord presents his work in exhibitions, web-projects, films and public art. He made his first printed matter in 1998 and several of his photo books are published by his own publishing company, Gilka. Most notable Pierre Henry’s House of Sounds (Gilka, 2010), a collaboration with the French composer and musique concrète pioneer Pierre Henry. In 2018 Bergjord launced Gilka QTLY, an art project in a format and a paper quality known from weekly magazines. Completely free of text and made entirely of Bergjord's own photographs, each issue of Gilka QTLY deals in a playful way with a selected theme or topic.
In Bergjord’s ongoing project, Private Views, he is photographing iconic landmarks from a private home nearby. In visually complex photos, the private and the public are juxtaposed in a surprising way. Since the start in 2003, the project has brought Bergjord to many international cities, and well known landmarks like the Pyramid of Cheops, the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China and Colosseum are already included in the series.
Geir Egil Bergjord lives and works in Stavanger, Norway. Please follow the link to visit his web-portfolio: www.bergjord.com