Adam Ekberg

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.

Upcoming Solo Exhibition

On The Surface of a Planet, Capsule Gallery, Houston, TX– Opening September 16th, 6-8pm. Exhibition runs from September 16th – October 22nd, 2016

Upcoming Group Exhibition

In Which We Dwell, sUgAR Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR


I just recently spoke with Jon Feinstein after my exhibition at Platform Gallery. Here is a link to the conversation.


My first monograph has just been relaesed, titled The Life of Small Things and published by Waltz Books.

Leo Hsu reviews The Life of Small Things for Fraction Magazine

Jim Stone selects The Life of Small Things as book of the week for photo-eye.

Read the review of The Life of Small Things in GUP Magazine

Gallery Representation

247 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001