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.

Recent Solo Exhibitions

Orchestrating the Ordinary, ClampArt, New York, January 2015

The Life of Small Things, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, February 2015

Recent Press

Read the Review in the Village Voice

Read the Review in Aperture

Read the Review in L’Oeil de la Photographie

Interview with The Week

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.

Gallery Representation

DeSoto Gallery
1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Platform Gallery
114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

531 West 25th Street, Ground Floor, New York City, 10001