Adam Berg Israeli, b. 1962


My paintings command my attention to what they, as self-emergent agents, want to become as opposed to me as the intervening agent (i.e.. painter) is telling them what I want them to become. It reveals itself to me and to the viewer, and together we (artist and viewer) generate our meaning and connections which constitute a resonance with the painting.

Adam Berg attended Accademia de Belle Arti, Rome, Italy; and studied architecture, landscape architecture, and philosophy at University of Toronto, Canada. He went on to complete Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctoral degrees in Philosophy from University of Haifa, Israel Berg has had solo exhibitions at Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; Museo Arte Plastica, Olona, Italy; Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Italy; Redcat, Los Angeles, CA; Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Archipelago, Israel; Pino Cassagrande Gallery, Rome, Italy; and Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. Group exhibitions include King David Tower Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Koblenz, Germany; Barnsdall Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; and Art Museum of Athens, Athens, Greece. Berg won the Beller Prize for outstanding PhD, Israel Society for History & Philosophy of Science (2008), research grants from Otis College Art and Design (2007, 2010), and Canadian Arts Council Grants (1995, 1997, 1999).