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.

Through exhibitions, screenings, and other programming, Iceberg brings artists producing work of depth and substance to the attention of local and regional communities. The gallery is also invested in bringing Chicago-based artists into dialogue with global developments in contemporary art. Iceberg functions as a place for artists and guest curators to develop experimental projects in a gallery environment combining historic character with state-of-the-art architectural design. By maintaining non-commercial status, Iceberg allows artists to conceive and exhibit works without conventional financial pressures.

Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards (VAVA) Virtual Gala Film Premiere

VAVA honored and celebrated Dr. Daniel S. Berger, Catherine Gund, and Frederick Weston (1946-2020) with a virtual film premiere on June 15, 2021.  Find out more and view the video here.

CARE BEAR POLICE: Art Evoking Politics in the Age of COVID-19

During the deep freeze of our public exhibition program, Iceberg Projects mounted CARE BEAR POLICE  which featured work by Sandro Chia, Stevie Cisneros Hanley, Christian Holstad, Carlos Motta, and David Wojnarowicz. Learn more and view a 30-minute video gallery walk-through of the dormant exhibition with Iceberg founder Dr. Daniel S Berger and artist Stevie Cisneros Hanley here.

Bad at Sports Interview

Dr. Berger appeared on the July, 2018 episode of Bad at Sports podcast, featuring contemporary art talk without the ego. In this episode, Dr. Berger speaks with Dana Basset about his recent work at Iceberg Projects focusing on the artist and AIDS-activist David Wojnarowicz.


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Dr. Berger Recognized in Art 50: Chicago’s Visual Vanguard 2019 -- New City

“Daniel Berger’s contributions to the art and queer communities of Chicago are vast and wildly impressive. The founder of Northstar Medical Center, the Chicago HIV/AIDS research and treatment center, Berger is also an avid art collector, and in 2010 founded the domestic gallery Iceberg Projects. Berger published the book “Militant Eroticism—The Art+Positive Archives” in 2017 with John Neff, which is the first survey of the art and practice of Art+Positive, an affinity group of ACT UP New York. Iceberg Projects staged multiple noteworthy shows last year, including “David Wojnarowicz: Flesh of My Flesh,” a gorgeous mounting of the late artist’s work.”

David Wojnarowicz Flesh of My Flesh

David Wojnarowicz: Flesh of My Flesh

See Dr. Berger’s other books.