Iñaki Bergera (Vitoria 1972) received his Degree in Architecture (1997) and PhD (2002) from ETSAN in Pamplona, Spain, with a dissertation awarded and published by the Fundación Caja de Arquitectos. Funded by the Fundación ‘la Caixa’, he also graduated with distinction from Harvard University in 2002
with a Masters Degree in Architecture (MDesS). He is Associate Professor of Architectural Design at the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Zaragoza, having taught formerly at the ETSAN (1997-2007) and at the Universidad Europea in Madrid (2007-09). He has been a visiting teacher and guest critic at the London Architectural Association, Harvard GSD, TEC and CEDIM in Monterrey and the Schools of Architecture of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Bologna-Cesena and Lisbon Technical University.
Devoted to photography since 1995, in 2001 he studied photography at the Harvard School of Visual Arts, with the British photographer Chris Killip, taking as well a course on Architectural Photography with the professional photographer Gerry Kopelow. Ever since then, he has been passionately involved in photography both as practice and as scholarly assignment, understanding architecture and photography as interdisciplinary parallel discourses. Starting with his own practice in collaboration with Iñigo Beguiristain he began to receive professional architectural photography commissions and his series have been published on prestigious professional international media like Casabella, A10, The Architects' Journal,
Detail, Arquitectura Viva, Baunetz or ArchDaily. Along with that, his interest in contemporary urban and hybrid landscapes and buildings has lead him to produce an intensive and coherent photo work displayed in several solo exhibitions.
He is currently involved in a rigorous theoretical research on issues related to architectural photography. He is the Main Researcher of the Research Project "Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain 1925-65" sponsored by the 6th National Research Plan I+D+i of the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad running from 2013 to 2015. He has been Visiting Scholar in world celebrated institutions like the CCA in Montreal, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Center of Creative Photography in Arizona or Columbia University and the International Center of Photography in New York, and the results of this research have been presented in international conferences and published in books and journals. He belongs to several international research teams like the EAHN Urban Photography, Film and Video group and, in collaboration with Ricardo Lampreave, he organizes the yearly Symposium “Architecture and Photography” in Zaragoza.
A stunning exhibition in Madrid demonstrates the strong link between modern architecture and photography.