Dr. Daniel Berger

Dr. Daniel Berger is a leading HIV specialist in the U.S. and an active patron of the arts. He is Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago and medical director and founder of Northstar Medical Center, the largest private HIV treatment and research center in the Greater Chicago area. Berger has conducted more than 200 HIV-related clinical research trials and has published extensively in journals including the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine and was a contributor to HIV – The First Year: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. In 2006, he was honored by Test Positive Aware Network with a Charles E. Clifton Leadership Award for his years of service to the HIV community.

Dr. Berger is an avid collector of contemporary art, focusing on works by queer artists and artists of African descent. In 2010, he founded Iceberg Projects, a Chicago alternative exhibition space. In 2015 Berger acquired the archives of Art+Positive, an important affinity group of ACT UP New York and in 2017 he with co-editor John Neff published Militant Eroticism: The Art+Positive Archives (Sternberg Press). In 2018, after curating an exhibition of work by artist David Wojnarowicz, Berger published David Wojnarowicz: Flesh of My Flesh (distribued by SPD, Berkely CA). He is a member of the Board of Governors at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, serves on the Collections Committee for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Board of Trustees of the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York City.

David Wojnarowicz Flesh of My Flesh

David Wojnarowicz: Flesh of My Flesh

See Dr. Berger’s other books.

Northstar Healthcare

Northstar specializes in a wide gamut of internal medicine issues as well as cutting edge HIV treatment. Additionally, Northstar prides itself with its’ program for management of Men’s health and gay issues and has a unique approach to testosterone and other hormonal replacements. Cosmetic treatments that include facial fillers, Botox and Dysport for youthful rejuvenation are also offered at the Center

The Book

Militant Eroticism – The Art+Positive Archives is the first survey of the art and practice of Art+Positive, a significant affinity group of ACT UP New York during the early years of the AIDS epidemic.

The Art+Positive archives, have been out of public view for more than 25 years. Art collector and HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Daniel S. Berger acquired the group’s archives in early 2015.


Iceberg Projects

Founded in 2010, Iceberg Projects is located in Rogers Park, one of Chicago’s most economically and culturally diverse neighborhoods, and is positioned between Loyola and Northwestern universities. Situated within the garden behind the home of Daniel S. Berger MD and Scott Wenthe, Iceberg’s private exhibition space is a historic carriage house modernized by interior architect Robert MacNeill.