Adam Liam Rose is an Israeli-American visual artist living and working in Chicago, IL. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies and Photography in 2012. Adam’s practice incorporates photographic, textile, installation and papermaking processes to investigate the role of history, collective memory, place and architecture in contemporary identity formation. Primary influence arises from issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, spatial and queer theories, and personal history. Since graduating from SAIC, Adam has worked as studio assistant and manager for various Chicago-based artists including Anne Wilson, Joan Livingstone, Lynn Basa, Ellen Rothenberg and Michael Rakowitz.
Recently, he launched a new website that archives a growing collection of images of the Shuafat Refugee camp in East Jerusalem, which include some images from his childhood. The images were taken from the Israeli neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev where Adam lived as a child, which overlooks the camp. The images mark the changing landscape, both visually and politically.
Adam is currently a resident in Chicago Artist Coalition’s HATCH Projects program, where he will also be participating in a group exhibition this coming February (participating artists include Mara Baker, Nina Barnett, Cherith Lundin, Regina Mamou and Sabri Reed). He also received a fellowship to attend the Vermont Studio Center residency in 2015, where he plans on collaborating with his partner and fellow artist Alexander Zak.
And, Adam just got a dog names Shoshi!