Adam Broomberg (b. 1970, Johannesburg) is an artist, activist and educator. He currently lives and works in Berlin.
Broomberg is a visiting professor for Media Arts at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe member (HfG) in Karlsruhe, Germany and is Practice supervisor on The MA in photography & Society at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. His most recent body of work, Glitter in my Wounds (a collaboration with CAConrad and Gigi Spelsberg) was published by MACK books and was recently exhibited at Signs & Symbols, NY and at the Dusseldorf Photography Triennial. His activist work currently includes having developed Artists + Allies x Hebron (AHH) which he co-directs alongside the celebrated Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro. Their last project, “Counter Surveillance” received a lot of press and their current project, “Anchor in the Landscape” a collaboration with many moving parts is an analogue survey of Olive Trees in Palestine on 8″ x 10″ film and involves training an Ai to read high resolution satellite imagery of Palestinian and Israeli agricultural landscapes. The result will be published as a book in spring 2024 by Mack books.
For two decades, he was one half of the critically acclaimed artist duo Broomberg & Chanarin. Together they had numerous solo exhibitions, most recently at Fabra i Coats Centre D’Art Contemporani Barcelona (2021), The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) and the Hasselblad Center (2017), among others. His participation in international group shows include; 8th Triennial of Photography — Currency, Hamburger Kunsthalle (2022); the Yokohama Trienniale (2017); Documenta, Kassel (2017); The British Art Show 8 (2015-2017); Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern (2015); Shanghai Biennale (2014); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Tate Britain (2014); and the Gwangju Biennale (2012). His work is held in major public and private collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Baltimore Museum of Art, Centres Pompidou, Cleveland Museum of Art, MoMA, Stedelijk Museum, Tate, Yale University Art Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum. Major awards include the Arles Photo Text Award (2018), ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2.