Adam Ekberg

Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Lives: Flemington, New Jersey

In calculated performances that intersect with photography's documentary potential, I explore ephemeral occurrences. Making such humble events happen is alchemy of sorts, the transformation of the mundane into the poignant. Within the constructed images, I reposition specific celebratory iconography to create minor spectacles. My process requires detailed and elaborate production outside the photographic frame so that what appears within the frame implies simplicity and straightforwardness. It is important to me that these constructions actually exist in the world, if only for the moment in which the photograph is made.

Education

2006
  • MFA, Photography
    The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014
2012
2011
2009
2007

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
2012
2011
  • Gravity
    Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  • The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography Vol 2
    Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York
2009

Selected Collections


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