Sargent, Derek

Photography, film, performance and installation

Artist statement

- Åpent atelier lørdag 21.september 2024, kl 12-17 -

My work investigates themes of sexual identity, authenticity and popular cultural production. I explore evolvements of queer identity and draw on historical references and materials to critique twenty first century dominant histories as they are bound in normative sexual identities.

USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12, Studio 207
5011 Bergen




2019-2021 Master of Fine Art University of Bergen, NO
2016-2017 Graduate Diploma of Fine Art Chelsea College of Arts, UK
2013 Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours University of South Australia, AU
2010-2012 Bachelor of Visual Arts University of South Australia, AU

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2022 Skeiv Norge Studio 17, Stavanger, NO
2022 Skeiv Norge ISOTOP, Bergen, NO
2020 Queers of the East FELTspace, Adelaide, AU
2019 The Grave Project Elevador, Barcelona , ES
2018 Genuine And Authentic FELTspace, Adelaide, AU
2015 Allure Me CACSA, Adelaide, AU
2014 Living In My Mind, Constance, Hobart, AU
2014 Emulate Nexus, Adelaide, AU
2014 Fleeting Flash Of Fervour Firstdraft, Sydney, AU
2014 I Wish I Could Be You Fontanelle, Adelaide, AU

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 Ways ISOTOP, Bergen, NO
2021 Masterutstillingen 2021 Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, NO
2020 The Administration Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, NO
2020 After school special Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, NO
2020 Love In The Time Of Covid-19 Art Gallery Of South Australia, Adelaide, AU
2020 History Interplays NARS, New York, US
2020 The Roots that Clutch PhotoAccess, Canberra, AU
2019 The Scene is Seen Holly Rollers Studio, Adelaide, AU
2018 Word Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, AU
2018 Fervere Art Quarter, Budapest, HU
2017 Graduate Exhibition Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2017 Big Fridge Safe House, London, UK
2017 Hot Dairy The Cookhouse, London, UK
2016 Around Corners NARS Foundation, New York, US
2015 Unsettle Paper Mountain, Perth, AU
2014 Hatched 2014 PICA, Perth, AU


2022 Ways Residency Gyula, HU
2019 Ways Residency Gyula, HU
2018 Arts Quarter Budapest, HU
2016 NARS Foundation New York, US

Lorentz Severin Skougaard, digital print, 2021
The Grave Project, digital prints, film, 2021
Johanna Elberskirchen, billboard, 2021
Restrain Me - leather restraints, chains, 2022