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Adam Schreiber’s work portrays the material and historical significance of institutional archives. His interest in "photographs that occupy a position between making and recording,” is repeatedly evoked throughout his work. Schreiber's pictures remove, suspend, and alter objects within their institutional context, complicating and reformulating their significance. Halliburton Archiving Solutions (II), 1987-2009 is a photograph printed from an 8x10" negative depicting a common archiving implement in the University of Texas' Bureau of Economic Geology Core Research Center. This photograph is part of a decade-long project exploring the idiosyncratic domain of this vast research institution.
Adam Schreiber completed his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin (2007). Recent solo shows include Anachronic at Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, New York (2010), Diminishing Return at Artpace, San Antonio, 2011, Flanagan-Tiravanija at Pace Foundation (2012). Recent and upcoming group shows include: Phantoms in the Dirt, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (2014) and Photography Sees the Surface at Higher Pictures, NY (2015). He is a founding member of the Austin-based Artist Collective, Lakes Were Rivers, with recent and upcoming exhibitions including Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive at the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX (2013) and Strange Pilgrims at The Contemporary, Austin (2015). He was a recipient of a 2014 Graham Foundation Grant for Living High, Letting Die. He lives and works in Chicago and Austin.