Lene Berg was born in 1965 in Oslo, Norway and was trained as a filmmaker at Dramatiska Institutet (Radio College of Film, Radio, Television, and Theatre) in Stockholm. She combines her filmmaking skills with installation, photography, and text-based work to explore the role of art in war. Berg draws inspiration from documentary material and, in recent years, has been developing projects in public spaces. In her solo show at Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis (2007), her video The Man in the Background and her publication Gentlemen and Arseholes were launched as two parts of one project about art and propaganda during the Cold War. Among other exhibitions, Berg has participated in Transmediale, Berlin (2008); Headlines and Footnotes, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway (2008); and Pensée Sauvage, Frankfurter Kunstverein (2007).