Erika Råberg


On Looking
Chicago 2013-15
Available Light

Moving Images

Mirror State
Morning, noon, and night
New Year’s Day 2017 in the United States of America
Inner Ear
Composition for a space in between

Occasional Gallery

Hair and Waiting (Publication with HAIR CLUB)
Still is still moving
116 reviews of the Rothko Chapel



Erika Råberg (b. 1987) is a Swedish-American artist working across lens-based practices as a photographer, filmmaker, educator, and independent curator. She 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 regarding the founding of the United States can be observed in the everyday. She is driven by an interest in slow looking, body language, and image-making itself – in particular, within the space between still and moving image.

Råberg has shared work in group and solo exhibitions 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 exhibited in New York, Boston, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Boulder, as well as internationally in Stockholm, London, Berlin, and Iceland.

As an educator, she has taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and remotely at Berklee College of Music and Southern New Hampshire University. She also produces independent curatorial projects as Occasional Gallery, an apartment gallery initially located in Chicago, IL.

Råberg holds a BA in Literature from Oberlin College, an MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MA in Curating Art from Stockholm University.


What I Meant: [dancing_banana.gif]
a live music & multimedia performance

Curated by Melanie Emig and Naomi Columna

April 29 at Current, CLE

April 30 at Inlet Dance Theater
May 2 at BottleHouse

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Onion City Experimental Film Festival
March 31 - April 3, 2021

Outdoor Screening: June 10th, 2021

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March 8 - 28, 2021

Roman Susan
1224 W Loyola Ave
Chicago, IL 60626

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Flat Earth Film Festival
February 12 - 14, 2021

Austurvegur 4
Seydisfjördur 710

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Nested Roots
March 5 - 25, 2021

Carbondale Arts
76 South 4th Street, Carbondale, CO

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Mirror State
November 12, 2020 - February 21, 2021

Interdisciplinary project in collaboration with Ryan Packard, Jonathan Råberg, and Claire McCahan, as part of a fellowship from the NEST Foundation for the Arts at the University of Boulder, Colorado

On view in two locations:
In-person instalation at The Arbor Institute, Boulder, Colorado 
Online exhibition:

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Erratum Movie Club: Erika Råberg
June 21 - 25, 2020

Online stream
Erratum Galerie
Böckhstrasse 40
Berlin, Germany 10967

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May 20 - August 23, 2019

Various locations in Illinois and globally
Curated by Courtney Lederer

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Mindepartementet Opening Exhibition/Festival
September 10, 2019

Royal Institute of Art 
Slupskjulsvägen 26A
Stockholm, Sweden

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Available Light (solo exhibition)
September - November, 2019

Scandinavian Culture Center
206 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA

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In, between, and outside (solo exhibition)
March 18 - April 20, 2019

<terminal> at Austin Peay State University
Clarkesville, Tennessee
Curated by McLean Fahnestock

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Streetlight Revisited
May 6 - July 28, 2019

Roman Susan and Wedge Projects
1224 West Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
1448 & 1442 West Howard Street, Chicago, IL 60626

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Western Pole, with Frances Dorenbaum

April 2019

Located at approximately 2201 S Western Ave, 902 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

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Hasty Happenings

April 18, 2019

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL

I haven't been

November 9, 2018, 8pm
Video with composition for strings, synths, and percussion in collaboration with Ryan Packard

Featuring: Ensemble Chartreuse
Myra Hinrichs, violin
Carrie Frey, viola
Helen Newby, cello

High Concept Labs
Mana Contemporary
2233 S Throop Street, Chicago, IL 60608

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September 13, 2018, 6pm
Organized by Lydia Belevich, Anna Engver, and Oliva Pettersson Fleur and by SKF (Svenska Konstnärernas Förening/Swedish Artists Association)

Konstnärshuset /SKFSmålandsgatan 7, 111 46
Stockholm, Sweden

Guest Curator: Moving_Image_00:04
September 21, 2018

Founded by Santina Amato; Co-Directed by Santina Amato and Sarah Skaggs

ACRE Projects
1345 W 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

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We Like Small Things v.2
September 21 - October 27, 2018

Curated by Aimee Beaubien

2018 Filter Photo Festival

September 21 - October 27, 2018

Festival Reception:
September 28, 6 - 9pm

Filter Space
1821 W Hubbard Street, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60622

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Up like the sun, down like a pancake
July 7 - August 5, 2018

Organized by Kelly Lloyd

Opening reception: July 7, 7 - 9pm

Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore
16 W North Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

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Radio Play with Tate n Lyle and Fionn Duffy
Broadcast of selection from Chips in the night, in collaboration with Kelly Lloyd
July 23 - 5 August 2018

Organized by Fionn Duffy, Rohanne Udall, and Paul Hughes
Open Choreography Residency

July 31, 6 - 9pm UK time (UTC +1) 

Siobhan Dance Studios
London, England

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Available Light (solo exhibition)

Photographs and moving images from 2012-17
February 8 - March 29, 2018
Opening reception: February 23, 4-6pm

Swedish American Museum
5211 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

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Screening: Moving_Image_00:03

March 23, 2018, 6:30pm
Moving_Image series founded by Santina Amato, with guest curator Jose Santiago Pere

Lithium Gallery
1932 S Halsted, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60608

Utställning: Projektstudenter Exhibition (Project Studies Exhibition)

Featuring work by Corrine Ericson, Daphne Keramidas, Ellen Malmgard, Emille de Blanche, Erika Råberg, Igor Blomberg Traneaus, Jens Evaldsson, Maija Lempiainen-Nyrén, and Sarah Tjäder

January 10 - 14, 2018
Opening reception: January 10, 5pm

Mindepartementet, Slupskjulsvägen 26a

Stockholm, Sweden

Mounting Tension
New works by Courtney Mackedanz, April Martin, and Erika Raberg
Curated by Kate Sierzputowski

December 1-29, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, December 1, 6-9pm

ACRE Projects Gallery
1245 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60608

chips in the night
in collaboration with Kelly Lloyd

Terrain Biennial
October 1 - November 15, 2017

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'this holiday season' album release party
Royal Art Academy
November 13th at dusk

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2017 Grant Recipient: Independent Research in Visual Arts
Thord-Gray Memorial Fund

The American-Scandinavian Foundation
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Guest artist in Project Studies, Fall 2017

Royal Institute of Art
Stockholm, Sweden

Roman Susan

July 17 - July 31, 2017

Roman Susan
1224 W Loyola Ave
Chicago, IL 60626

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Screening of New Years Day 2017 in the United States of America with free jazz improvisation on strings

Part of Triloka (Three Realms) Album Release Concert by composer and bassist Bruno Raberg

Bruno Råberg - acoustic bass
Layth Sidiq - violin
Bengisu Gokce - violin
David Wallace - viola
Naseem Alatrash - cello

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Shapeshifter Lab
Brooklyn, NY

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InVisible Culture Retrospective Exhibition (University of Rochester)
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lyric Theatre
440 East Ave
Rochester, NY

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Artist Talk, Hambidge 2nd Saturday Artist Talks
The Hambidge Center
Rabun Gap, GA

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Residency at the Hambidge Center
Rabun Gap, GA
March 28 - April 9, 2017

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Screening of New Years Day 2017 in the United States of America with free jazz improvisation on strings
Part of Triloka (Three Realms) Album Release Concert by composer and bassist Bruno Raberg

Bruno Råberg - acoustic bass
Layth Sidiq - violin
Bengisu Gokce - violin
David Wallace - viola
Naseem Alatrash - cello

February 25, 2017
7:30pm - 9pm

Piano Craft Gallery
793 Tremont St, Boston, MA

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Fiction Within, Chicago Artists Coalition
Curated by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera

February 3 - 23, 2017
Opening: Friday, February 3, 6 - 9pm

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COLLABO, Second Floor Rear
Curated by Frances Dorenbaum and Claire Frost

February 4 - 6, 2017

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Sense of Place
Elmhurst Art Museum

December 10, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Artist Walkthrough
Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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ACRE Residency
Steuben, WI
July 6 - 17, 2016

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Organized by Roman Susan and Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center

May 21 - July 2, 2016

Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center
6433 N Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60626

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Curated by Brett Swinney

Hannah Givler
Woomin Kim
Erika Raberg

April 29 - May 19, 2016
Opening: April 29, 6pm - 9:30pm

Special Event: Echolocation: a performance
Echolocation invites two bassists into the gallery space for an exploration of nonverbal communication through sound. Through choreographed movements and improvisation, the two players imagine and reimagine sound directed internally and also responsive to the other.

Conceived by Erika Raberg, performed by Bruno Raberg and Rob Lundberg

May 8, 2016, 4pm - 5:30pm 

Chicago Artists Coalition
217 N Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60607

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In/habit Roving Art Series
Curated by Mitsu Salmon (Chicago) & Rebecca Lavoie (Montréal)
April 28, 2016, 8pm
Ballroom Projects
3012 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL

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B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beamer)  Chicago IV
Organized by Andrew Rosinski

April 23, 2016, 8pm - 11pm
Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St., Chicago, IL, 60608

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Links to complete video works available upon request at erika.raberg at