EDUCATION
2006 The School of the Art Institute Chicago, MFA Photography
1998 BA Wheaton College, MA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Thomas Robertello Gallery – Transmissions From The Outpost
Fotografiska Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Platform Gallery Seattle – The arsonist’s shadow
2009 In the between – Thomas Robertello Gallery
Next to Nothing – Platform Gallery Seattle
2007-08 Lesser Deities – Thomas Robertello Gallery
2007 Disco ball in the woods – window video installation, Thomas Robertello Gallery
2006 Contemporary Art Workshop Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 ClampArt, Into the woods, New York, NY (upcoming)
False Front Gallery, Light Structures, Portland OR
Tempus Projects, Tampa FL (upcoming)
Comfort Station, Curated by Michael Green, Chicago IL (upcoming)
2011
Gravity – Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Ireland – Peter Murray curator
Chelsea Art Museum – The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2 Book Launch & Exhibition, Vanessa Kramer curator
Maryland Art Place, Small Magic: Photographic Transformations, Baltimore, MD
2010
RayKo Photo Center, Scene Unseen, San Francisco, CA
Dolphin, Some Where, Kansas City, MO
2009
The There – Platform Gallery Seattle, WA
(Re)Collect – Hyde Park Art Center, curated by Francesca Wilmott
Elements of Photography – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, curated by Michael Green
Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago – highlights from the collection
Gravity Buffs – Thomas Robertello Gallery
2008
Glow – Hyde Park Art Center – curated by Karen Irvine
One Moment – Indiana University School of Fine Arts Gallery, curated by Betsy Stirratt and Rob Off
Focus: Midwest Biennial Exhibition – MiCo Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art Indiana – curated by Scott Grow
2007
a spectral glimpse, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA – curated by Jim O’Donnell
Play Time – Clark University, Schiltkamp Gallery – Traina Center for the Arts – Worcester MA. Curated by Kirk Jalbert
Hyde Park Art Center, Constellation: A Faculty Show, curated by Michelle Beckett
Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival curated by Catherine Forster
Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago – Arts Botanica, curated by Pamela Ambrose
(Photographs) curated by Justin Leonard – Chicago Arts District Gallery
Discontented Pendulum, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Danger Rabies, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Ellen Curlee Gallery, Free Rein/ Full Play: New Chicago Photography, Saint Louis, MO
Elgin Community College, Faculty Show, Elgin, IL
The Art Center, Faculty Show, Highland Park IL
2006
Fifty/50 Gallery, Outtakes: Seth Smoot & Adam Ekberg, Chicago, IL (two-person)
Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Wondergems, Chicago, IL
Gallery 2, MFA Thesis Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2005
Gallery 2, Mash-Up, Chicago, IL
Renaissance Society Benefit, Double Take, Chicago IL
Independent Project Space, Selfish, Chicago, IL
Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Club Choice Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL
Portland Museum of Art, Biennial, Portland, ME
2004
WAG Gallery, Group Show in Conjunction with (photographs), Worcester, MA
Carriage House Gallery, New Work by Five Photographers, Portland, ME

COLLECTIONS
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago
Cleveland Clinic

Exhibitions

Adam Ekberg (2011)

Adam Ekberg (2009)

Gravity Buffs (2009)

Adam Ekberg (2007)

Adam Ekberg (2007)

Selected Bibliography

Photograph Magazine by Jason Foumberg

Chicago Tribune by Lori Waxman

Humble Arts Foundation NY interview by Rachel Wolfe

Top 5 on BadAtSports

Visual Art Source

Seattle Weekly

SF Weekly by Keith Bowers

Bad at Sports interview with Claudine Ise

Chicago Tribune by Lauren Viera

Flavorpill by Karsten Lund

NewCity by Michael Weinstein

The Chiguide Weekly by Ginny Berg

Flavorpill by Stephen Gossett

Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism by Janina Ciezadlo

NewCity by Michael Weinstein

NewCity by Beatrice Smigasiewicz

TimeOut Chicago by Lauren Weinberg

Artslant by Robyn Farrell Roulo

Seattle Post-Intelligencer by Regina Hackett

Interview with Adam Ekberg by Brad Troemel

On-the-cusp Blog

Nuvo Indianapolis by Susan Watt Grade

Chicago Tribune by Alan Artner

NewCity Chicago - by Garin Pirnia

Chicago Journal by Kristin Gehring

The Stranger - Seattle, by Jen Graves

The Stranger - Seattle, by Jen Graves

Saatchi blog

Time Out Chicago by Jeremy Ohmes

Flavorpill Chicago by Audrey Mast

Chicago Sun Times by Kevin Nance (text)

F News Magazine by Britany Salsbury

F News Magazine by Britany Salsbury (link)

Time Out Chicago - Insider Insight Bridge Art Fair

Time Out Chicago - Bridge Art Fair Preview

St Louis Post-Dispatch by David Bonetti (text)

St Louis Post-Dispatch by David Bonetti (link)

Chicago Tribune by Alan Artner

New City Chicago by Michael Weinstein

Chicago Reader by Fred Camper (text)

Chicago Reader by Fred Camper (link)

Adam Ekberg

Occurrence #2

Occurrence #2, 2012

An aerosol container in an abandoned peach orchard

An aerosol container in an abandoned peach orchard, 2012

Milk bleed

Milk bleed, 2011

Outpost #1

Outpost #1, 2011

Outpost #2

Outpost #2, 2011

Fire and two trees

Fire and two trees, 2011

Beer bottles and flashlights

Beer bottles and flashlights, 2010

Untitled (Balloons in a room)

Untitled (Balloons in a room), 2010

Balloons and disco ball

Balloons and disco ball, 2010

Shadow and eye

Shadow and eye, 2010

Shadow and eye (detail)

Shadow and eye (detail), 2010

Untitled (beer bottles, bic lighters and cocktail umbrellas)

Untitled (beer bottles, bic lighters and cocktail umbrellas), 2010

Levitating pink umbrella

Levitating pink umbrella, 2010

Untitled (room filled with lighters and cocktail umbrellas)

Untitled (room filled with lighters and cocktail umbrellas), 2010

Untitled (room filled with lighters and cocktail umbrellas - Detail)

Untitled (room filled with lighters and cocktail umbrellas - Detail), 2010

Arrangement #3

Arrangement #3, 2010

Arrangement #2

Arrangement #2, 2010

Arrangement #1

Arrangement #1, 2009

A flashlight on the forest floor

A flashlight on the forest floor, 2009

Saturday night

Saturday night, 2009

Untitled

Untitled, 2009

The disconnect

The disconnect, 2009

Cocktail umbrella and bic lighter

Cocktail umbrella and bic lighter, 2009

Untitled

Untitled, 2008

Precise Equilibrium

Precise Equilibrium, 2008

A camera in the forest

A camera in the forest, 2008

Fire

Fire, 2008

Aberration #15

Aberration #15, 2008

My breath in a car #1

My breath in a car #1, 2008

A balloon in a room

A balloon in a room, 2008

Lighter

Lighter, 2007

The suns reflection in a small puddle

The suns reflection in a small puddle, 2007

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket, 2007

A melting ice cube

A melting ice cube, 2007

Smoke ring

Smoke ring, 2007

Match

Match, 2007

The view through my window

The view through my window, 2007

A splash in the middle of the ocean

A splash in the middle of the ocean, 2006

Aberration #7

Aberration #7, 2006

Aberration #8

Aberration #8, 2006

A bubble rests on the grass

A bubble rests on the grass, 2006

A sparkler on a frozen lake

A sparkler on a frozen lake, 2006

Vacuum on a frozen lake

Vacuum on a frozen lake, 2005

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket, 2005

A disco ball on the mountaintop

A disco ball on the mountaintop, 2005


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