Adam Ekberg is a photographer who creates constructed still life photographs exploring ephemeral occurrences . These seemingly simple images often transform mundane objects through poetic visual associations. Ekberg’s humble events may exist for mere moments, but often require elaborate planning and production outside the photographic frame. Ekberg has had many solo exhibitions including De Soto Gallery in L.A.; Platform Gallery in Seattle; Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago; and Fotografiska Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been featured in group exhibitions in major cities such as San Francisco, Portland, Kansas City, and Cork, Ireland. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Museum of Contemporary Art, both in Chicago. Ekberg earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lives along the Delaware River in western New Jersey.
This bio/description was originally published in 2013 and updated in 2014. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).