Adam Schreiber was born in 1976 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He currently lives and works in Austin, Texas, where he teaches at various universities, as well as in Chicago, where he is assistant professor in the Department of Art, Media, and Design and DePaul University. His work explores contingencies of photographic objectivity in relation to archives. Much of the artist’s inspiration is drawn from research conducted at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Museum, the Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities, and the Pickle Research Center.
Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive (2013), a collaborative curatorial project (with the artist collective, Lakes Were Rivers) at the Ransom Center for the Humanities; Flanagan-Tiravanija (2012) at the Pace Foundation; and Diminishing Return (2011) at Artpace San Antonio. He has also shown at Art Palace, Austin, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and Box 13 Artspace in Houston. In 2010 he was selected for the ARTPACE international residency, in San Antonio.