Lene Berg, born 1965, grew up in Oslo, Norway and was educated a film-director at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. She lives and works in Berlin and New York. Lene Berg mainly works with film/video, text and photography. She has explored relationships between contemporary images and inherited ideas; between clichés and facts; between ideology and structures of narration. Berg is particularly interested in what is not told, what has been forgotten, what has failed and what does not fit the general picture or story. Central to all her projects are questions about the distribution of ideas and the function of images in relation to propaganda and political power.
Her work has been shown at Whitechapel gallery, London, Art in General, New York and Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, as well as in ‘Transmediale’ Berlin, the Sydney Biennale, The Taipei Biennale, Contour Mechelen and Manifesta 8.