Bergman Gallery is a dealer galley representing and exhibiting artists from the broader Pacific region. Bergman Gallery is based in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, opening in 2016  & Auckland, New Zealand, opening in 2022. Alongside a regular schedule of exhibition, the gallery also participates in art fairs and offers an invitational artist in residence program. 


Bergman Gallery and represented artist Mahiriki Tangaroa  participated in the European Cultural Centre's curated project, Personal Structures, Venice, Italy, April - November 2022  with the site specific exhibition Kaveinga - Angels of the Ocean. 


Bergman Gallery services include private and corporate art consultation, valuations, acquisitions, lighting, art hanging and framing advice.


  • Meet the Team

    Ben Bergman, Director

    Ben Bergman was raised and educated in Rarotonga before undertaking study at the University of Auckland, graduating in 1992.


    Returning to Rarotonga in 1994, he joined his parents Black Pearl jewellery company and became Director in 1999. In 2001, he established BCA Gallery, to develop Pacifc contemporary art exhibition and showcase it at a domestic and international level. Over its 15 year lifespan, BCA Gallery deliverd 130 projects, including exhibitions in New York & Auckland. 


    In 2016, he established Bergman Gallery in Rarotonga, to further develop Modern Pacific Art exhibition. In 2022, Bergman Gallery opened its second gallery space, in Auckland, New Zealand. 


    Ben Bergman is a former member of the Cook Islands Tourism Board, The Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council and the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce. 



    Meet the Team, Ben Bergman, Director
  • Meet the Team

    Benny Chan, Gallery Manager, Auckland.

    Benny Chan was born in Hong Kong and raised in New Zealand. He graduated with Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Auckland in 2009 and previously worked in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery. He also worked for Creative New Zealand; for the New Zealand Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2019. Benny previously performed in Lee Mingwei’s artwork The Mending Project, Venice Biennale 2017 and was part of the Bergman Gallery team to deliver Mahiriki Tangaroa’s site specific installation Kaveinga – Angels of the Ocean, Personal Structures, Venice, Italy 2022.

    Meet the Team, Benny Chan, Gallery Manager, Auckland.