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.