Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are artists based in London. Their work, explores how truth is presented through our media, particularly via the photographic image. Working with photographic archives, often adopting and questioning techniques of photo-journalism, their practice incorporates text, montage, found-footage, photography and performance in order to reveal the hidden power relations that are used to manipulate apparently ‘reliable’ imagery.
19th February, 2015
The Galvanising Shop
Free, everyone welcome!
Together they have had numerous international exhibitions including The Museum of Modern Art, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, The Gwangju Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum, the International Center of Photography, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, The Photographers Gallery, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art and Museo Jumex. Broomberg & Chanarin are Visiting Fellows at the University of the Arts London. Their work is represented in major public and private collections including Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee de l’Elysee, The International Center of Photography, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
In 2013 they were awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for War Primer 2, and most recently they were awarded the ICP Infinity Award 2014 for their publication, Holy Bible. Current and upcoming exhibitions include Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern, the Shanghai Biennale 2014, and Cross Section of a Revolution at Lisson Gallery, London.