Born and raised in Toronto, Dan Bergeron is a public artist who employs a range of styles, themes and materials to activate and explore the meaning of our shared public spaces. The shape, texture and location of a site and its history or current uses dictate the form and content of his projects. Dan’s projects are sometimes commissioned and sometimes uncommissioned; sometimes temporary and sometimes permanent. His public installations aim to open a dialog with viewers, promoting engagement through both intimate familiarity and wonder at the unexpected.
Dan has installed uncommissioned works in cities around the world including London, Toronto, New York, Paris and Amsterdam. He has created works for commercial brands such as Nike, Adidas, Vespa and Converse. He has completed commissions for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and the Luminato festival. Dan’s permanent public artworks include commissions for the City of Toronto, the City of Richmond, BC and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).