Adam Ekberg is a talented photgorapher, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts and currently based in Flemington, New Jersey. He creates constructed still life photographs exploring ephemeral occurrences in calculated performances that intersect with photography’s documentary potential. Making such humble events happen is alchemy of sorts, the transformation of the mundane into the poignant. Within these constructed images, Ekberg repositions specific celebratory iconography to create minor spectacles. His 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 the artist that these constructions actually exist in the world, if only for the moment in which the photograph is made.
Ekberg earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lives along the Delaware River in western New Jersey.
Adam Ekberg has had recent exhibitions at Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago; Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden; Platform Gallery, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; and ClampArt, New York. His work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.