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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ezra Wube

September 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Still from Shgigir (Crossings): Stop action animation, using paint

Ezra Wube (b., Ethiopia) is a mixed media artist who lives and works in New York. His work references the notion of past and present, the constant changing of place, and the dialogical tensions between “here” and “there”. His exhibitions include the 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, Brazil; The 2nd edition of the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, France; “Gwangju Biennale”, Gwangju, South Korea; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, Art in General, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; “Dak’Art Biennale”, Dakar, Senegal and Time Square Arts Midnight Moment, NY. His residencies, commissions, and awards include Michael Richards Visual Arts Award, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, NY, Smack Mellon Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY; Work Space, LMCC Residency Program, New York, NY; Open Sessions Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY; The Africa Center, NY; The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NY; Museum of the Moving Images, Queens, NY; Rema Hort Mann Foundation; the Triangle Arts Association Residency, Brooklyn, NY and The Substation Artist Residency Program, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Ezra received his BFA (2004) from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, and an MFA (2009) from Hunter College, New York, NY. Since 2015 he has organized the Addis Video Art Festival, a platform for innovative international video art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ezra Wube is represented by Microscope Gallery, NY, NY.

An endowment established in 1983 through the generosity of Nancy and Robin Hanes supports the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Series. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our M.F.A. students.  The Hanes Visiting Artist series greatly enriches both our academic programs and our outreach to the wider community.  All lectures are free and open to the public.

A weeknight or daytime permit is now required after 5:00pm on weekdays. There is no permit required from 5:00pm Friday through 7:30am Monday. A $1.00 one-night pass is available in selected lots. More information can be found HERE.

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Image credit: Shgigir (Crossings): Stop action animation, using paint, 2021


September 20, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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