Installation by artist Ezra Wube
Presented by Pioneer Works’ Visual Arts Residency 2019
Ezra Wube is a mixed media artist born in Ethiopia and based in Brooklyn, New York. His work references the notions of past and present, the constant changing of place, and the dialogical tensions between “here” and “there.” His work has been shown at the Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea; Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY; the 13th Biennial de Lyon, Lyon; Dak’Art 2014 Biennale, Dakar; the 18th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil; and as part of the Times Square Arts Midnight Moment, New York, NY. His residencies and awards include LMCC Workspace Residency Program, the Drawing Center, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Triangle Arts Association Residency, all in New York. Wube received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from Hunter College.
Initiated in 2012, the Pioneer Works Studio Residency Program provides a free space where artists working across a variety of disciplines can work in close proximity, sharing energies and ideas. Pioneer Works encourages its residents to explore new avenues, expand on their research and collaborate with others.
Friday 3 May, 11:30 – 13:00
TALK: Between here and there ARTnews hosts a talk with artist Ezra Wube, Pioneer Works Founding Artistic Director Gabriel Florenz, and 1-54 Founding Director, Touria El Glaoui. Subjects for discussion include Wube’s special project on view at 1-54 plus Pioneer Works’ engagement with international artists through its residency program and the ascent of African art in New York. Moderated byARTnews Deputy Editor Andy Battaglia
1-54 FORUM Room, Industria, 775 Washington Street