Born 1993, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2020    BFA in Photography, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC 
2016    BA in Mathematics, McGill University, Montreal, QC

2024    (forthcoming) Garnished Sundries, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada
2023    Ornamental Cookery, Audain Art Museum, Whistler, Canada
2022    Looking for Representation, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver, Canada
2022    Garnished Sundries, Telephone Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2022    Photorama 36, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON
2022    Capture Benefit Auction, Capture Photo Festival x Heffel, Vancouver, BC
2022    VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Art Collection, Trapp Projects, Vancouver, BC
2022    Open Studios Group Show, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB
2022    The Big Camera Show, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
2021    To Stay Related, Nextdoor Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2021    Discovery, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
2020    The Lind Prize, Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver, BC 
2020    I Spy…, UNIT/PITT, Vancouver, Canada
2020    Reading and Being Read, Capture Photo Festival, Vancouver, BC
2020    We Are a Lighthouse, Michael O’Brien Exhibition Commons, Vancouver, BC
2018    Living Image, The Halide Project, Philadelphia, USA

2022    Works from the Crudités Series, commissioned by Burrard Arts Foundation for Marine Drive Canada Line Station, Vancouver, BC
2022    Garnished sundries, commissioned by the City of Vancouver for display on 20 city bus shelters, Vancouver, BC
2020    TV Dinner, projection for Main Street Prime Time, Vancouver, Canada

2023    Art Toronto, with Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Toronto, Canada
2022    NADA Miami, with Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Miami, USA

2022    PENN Idea Art Award, Shortlist
2021    New Generation Photography Award, Longlist
2021    Critical Mass, Longlist
2020    Lenscratch Top 25 to Watch
2020    Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, Shortlist
2020    Discovery Award, Honourable Mention
2019    Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, Longlist  

2021     Canada Arts Council, Research & Creation Grant
2020    BC Arts Council, Early Career Development Grant 
2020    Capture Photo Festival, Tricera Printing Grant  

2021    Visual Art Residency, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada
2020    Local Residency, Duplex Artist Society, Vancouver, Canada

2023    Kristin Lim, “Fruit, Meat, Flowers & Lace: Deconstructing the Still Life with Local Artist, Svava Tergesen,” Scout Magazine, March 31
2023    Gail Johnson “Vancouver’s Svava Tergesen turns food photography on its head in Ornamental Cookery” Create a Stir, March 30
2023    Katherine Fawcett “Ornamental Cookery: An Intimate Look at Taste,”  Whistler Traveller, May 1
2023    Yani Kong, “Ornamental Cookery: Svava Tergesen bends the tropes of glossy food photography” Galleries West, May 16       
2021    Lea Zöller, “Svava Tergesen: Shifting the Perception of Food Photography” METAL Magazine, March 11
2021    Jeanne Alexandre, “Weekend Portfolio: Svava Tergesen” Musée Magazine, April 16
2020    Kimi Hamada, “Crudités by photographer Svava Tergesen” Booooooom!, March 12
2020    Francesca Rusalen, “Aural Fixation” L’emergere del Possibile, April 3

2023    Emmy Lee Wall, “Svava Tergesen: Ornamental Cookery” Capture  Photography Festival 2022-2023 catalogue, pp. 72-75
2023    PhotoEd Magazine, The Food Issue, p.38-43
2022    Studio Saudari, Fruta, pp. 188-193
2020    The Analog Cookbook, Issue 2, pp. 74-75

2022    Aural Fixation. VIFF Micro Theatre x XINEMA society, Vancouver, Canada
2021    Aural Fixation. Cineworks x Capture, Vancouver, Canada
2020    Rider. Antimatter Media Art, Victoria, Canada
2020    Aural Fixation. Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland
2020    Aural Fixation. Artifact Small Format Film Festival, Calgary, Canada
2019     Aural Fixation. Antimatter Media Art, Victoria, Canada
2019    Aural Fixation. WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, Canada
2019    Rider. When Colour Bursts Through, Vancouver, Canada
2019    Aural Fixation. Ground Floor Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada
2015    Second Sight. One Take Super 8 Event, Montréal, Canada