Erika Raberg is currently pursuing her MFA in Photography and MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her photographic work explores the idea of surrogacy both literally and in a broader figurative sense in order to engage classic questions of birth, motherhood, and identity formation; written work focuses on experimental geography.

Prior to coming to Chicago, Erika spent two and a half years researching contemporary art and teaching writing at Obirin University in Tokyo, Japan as a fellow for the Oberlin Shansi Foundation. As the curatorial assistant to the Department of Academic Programs at The Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio, from 2011-2012 she curated two small exhibitions including one titled Framing Narrative: Contemporary Photography from the AMAM. She contributed to a forthcoming dictionary of photography to be published in spring 2014 by Thames & Hudson in London. Her work has been exhibited as part of The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, IU Bloomington. Erika earned a BA in American Literature from Oberlin College in 2009.


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