Bergit Arends

is interested in how the sciences and the arts intertwine to form cultural knowledge. She has been Curator of Contemporary Art at the Natural History Museum in London since September 2005. Curated exhibitions include Lucy + Jorge Orta: Amazonia, part of International Year of Biodiversity in 2010, After Darwin: Contemporary Expressions (with accompanying publication Expressions: From Darwin to Contemporary Arts), Mark Dion: Systema Metropolis (2007) and in 2006 The Ship: The Art of Climate Change in partnership with Cape Farewell. She enables artists’ residencies at the Museum, most recently Chinese artist Hu Yun, and Australian artist Daniel Boyd.

Bergit is currently Artistic Director of the Supersonix festival, which will take place on Exhibition Road in London in June 2012. She is also co-curating a touring exhibition on the Galapagos Islands with Greg Hilty, featuring 13 artists who will re-imagine the cultural significance of the ‘enchanted isles’.

Bergit graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1997.

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Daniel Boyd: king no beard, oil on canvas, 290 x 178 cm, 2007