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 Exhibitions:

ClampArt, New York, January 2015

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, February 2015

Upcoming Group Exhibitions:

Lucas Gallery, Princeton University: Photography: Before and After
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 17 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m

Brookdale Community College, Observing Connections: Photographs from the Teaching Collection and Invited Photographers, October 2014

Eastern Michigan University, Atmosphere, 2015

Upcoming Artist Talks

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Maryland, September 2014

Keene State College, Keene New Hampshire, October 2014

Society for Photographic Education National Conference, New Orleans, LA March 2015

Society for Photographic Education Imagemaker Award

I am honored to be the recipient of the 2015 Imagemaker award. A component of this award is a one month residency at PLAYA in south central Oregon.