Institute of Sociometry | Art: Portfolio of Exhibitions & Happenings

In addition to making books and zines we also exhibit our work in DIY spaces, galleries, and museums under the name Institute of Sociometry. (is PRESS is the press of the Institute of Sociometry.) We 2020-21 we were part of the Citizenship: A Practice of Society exhibition at MCA Denver with a large scale installation title Leftist Leaflets in Little Free Libraries. We also curate and work with exhibition or DIY spaces to host on ongoing series the is Fair (or Sociometry Fair) which has taken place every four years since 1996 on the same schedule as the summer Olympiad.

The following is a portfolio of 11 selected 21st century works by or curated by Institute of Sociometry:


Title: HisTORY
Dimension: 8 x 15 ft. 
Description: A mail-art collage documenting 20 years of correspondence done as The Institute of Sociometry. By Peter Miles Bergman – collage includes the work of multiple artists.

Title: Sociometry Fair 2008
Dimension: 3,000 square ft. installation and fair
Description: The fourth quadrennial Sociometry Fair at Co-Prosperity Sphere in Chicago. is agents document guerrilla sociometry on tri-fold displays on our perpetual theme: “individuals and their relationship to groups”. By Peter Miles Bergman, “Above God” is a collaboration with Vincent Comparetto, lower right is a collaboration with Charlie Vurmin.



Title: MAN MADE
Dimensions: 6 x 7 ft. 
Description: Photo documentation of a 500 mile walk across Wyoming and the
corresponding sticker tagging and census of man made artifacts. By Peter Miles Bergman. Read the report.


Title: WEDUPT – West Denver Urban Preserve and Trail
Dimension: 5 x 10 ft.
Description: Photo and collage on a modified road barricade documentation of a guerrilla installed trail-sign system for non-sanctioned use (camping, tagging, day-drinking) of Lakewood gulch. Article from Denver Westword. By Peter Miles Bergman. Read the Report.

Title: iSFair 2O12 infocalypse
Dimension: 2,500 square ft. installation and fair
Description: The fifth quadrennial Sociometry Fair at SUBmission in San Francisco. is agents document guerrilla
sociometry on tri-fold displays on our perpetual theme: “individuals and their relationship to groups”. By (top to bottom) Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (Brian Dick), Malcontent (Nima Nouri), Peter Miles Bergman, Eric Von Haynes, Hi-Tri (Heather Link-Bergman). Read the report.


Title: Opportunity for Reflection at Art In Odd Places festival 2013
Size: Roaming happening with six artists and dozens of passers by along 14th St. in Manhattan.
Description: Custom reflection boxes with changeable face framing cards reflect the viewers face inset into two oppositional personaes oriented around one of the numbers in the festival theme. Pictured above are two reflections available by looking into to 9/11 box.  By Peter Miles Bergman, Heather Link-Bergman, and Jim Hanson. Read the report.



Title: ABATOR
Size: 2 x 5 ft.
Description: Photo and collage documentation of abating dozens of West Denver fix-and-flip signs with grey paint and the creation of a street artist personae ABATOR – an overtly feminized woman in a matte grey bunny mask. By Peter Miles Bergman and Heather Link-Bergman. Read the report.


Title: is Fair 2O16 Emancipation
Dimension: 1,500 square ft. installation and fair
Description: The sixth quadrennial Sociometry Fair at The Smell in LA. is agents document guerrilla sociometry on tri-fold displays on our perpetual theme: “individuals and their relationship to groups”.
By (top to bottom left to right): ABATOR (Peter Miles Bergman and Heather Link Bergman)
You Are A Warrior (Jacklyn Jacunski)
CTZ BLK (Eric Von Haynes)
OAF (Peter Bergman)
Spread the Word Alien Resistance (V2)
Read the report.



Heather Link-Bergman Peter Miles Bergman CV’s & MCA Denver Artist Talk

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