b. 1987, Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Erika Råberg is a Swedish-American visual artist and writer who uses both still and moving images to explore the subtle relationships built into her surrounding environments, whether on the farm in rural Sweden which has been in her family since the 1600s or in and around Boston, Massachusetts, where mythologies surrounding the founding of the United States provide rich material.
Råberg has shared work widely in Chicago, including at the Elmhurst Art Museum, ACRE Projects, Roman Susan, Chicago Artists Coalition, Sector 2337, High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary, Filter Photo Festival, Ballroom Projects, and the Swedish American Museum. She has also shared work in New York, Boston, and Baltimore, as well as internationally in Stockholm, London, Berlin, and Iceland.
She earned her BA in English and Comparative American Studies from Oberlin College in 2009, and lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan for the years following graduation as a Fellow for the Oberlin Shansi Foundation (2009-11). In 2015, she earned her MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she was a recipient of the James Nelson Raymond fellowship.
Råberg was recently a recipient of a grant from the American Scandinavian Foundation, a guest artist in Project Studies for Professional Artists at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden in 2017-18, and will be completing an International Masters in Curating at Stockholm University in 2021.
Links to complete video works available upon request at erika.raberg at gmail.com.