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Awards and Residencies
2022 Michael Richards Visual Arts Award, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, NY
2020 Smack Mellon Residency Program, Brookly, NY
2019 Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Children’s Museum of Manhattan, NY
Trestle Visiting Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY
2017 NURTUREart Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Work Space, LMCC Residency Program, New York, NY
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT
Open Sessions Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Wave Hill, Winter Workspace, Bronx, NY
2015 Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant Award
Triangle Arts Association Residency program, Brooklyn, NY
2014-15 A.I.M., The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
Emergency Grants Foundation for Contemporary Arts
The Digital Travel Notebook, 1st Prize, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2013 NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, Brooklyn, NY
Swing Space, LMCC Residency Program, New York, NY
Van Lier Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Best Short Film, Colours of the Nile International Film Festival,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Animation Award, Silicon Valley African Film Festival, Mountain View, CA
Special certificate of recognition in Animation, Luxor African Film Festival, Luxor, Egypt
2011 The Substation Artist Residency Program, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Château de la Napoule Artist Residency Program, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
Contemporary Artists Center Woodside Artist Residency Program, Troy, NY
Best Short Film, Swedenborg Short Film Festival, UK
Best Animation, International Black Film Festival, Nashville, USA
2009 Pamela Joseph Art Scholarship
2004 Dondis Godine Travel Fellowship

Exhibitions/ Screenings

Solo
2021 “Possible World”, Time Square Midnight Moment November Screening, NY, NY
“Drakeness”, Micorscope Gallery, NY, NY
2020 “City Stories”, The High Line, NY, NY
“Project Junction”, commissioned, The Africa Center, NY, NY
2019 “Fulton Flow”, MTA commission, Fulton Center, NY, NY
“Special project installation”, presented by Pioneer Works, 1-54 Art Fair, New York, NY
2018 “Tales of Home”, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
2017 “Future Past”, commissioned, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University exterior wall projection, Miami Beach, FL
“A Memory of Astoria”, rescreening, commissioned, Museum of the Moving Image,
Queens, NY
“Cample Line Screening”, Thornhill, Scotland
2016 “Palindrome”, curated and presented by Art in General, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2015 “Past Present” Demolden Video Project, Santander, Spain
“This and That”, Chatou Cneai, France
2014 “A Memory of Astoria”, commissioned, Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY
2013 “At the same moment”, Time Square Midnight Moment November Screening, NY, NY 2011 “One Way”, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
“Memory and Process”, Addis Atlier, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Group
2023 “Faculty Show” Brooklyn College, NY
“Fast Forward Films”, Ackland Museum, NC
2022 “Entrelacs”, The Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France
“Art Speaks Out” by IkonoTV
Onion City Film Festival, Chicago
“Possible World Screening”, The Ashton, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
2021 Busan International Video Art Festival, 15th Edition, Busan, South Korea
“Visage”, Museum of Grenoble, Grenoble, France
“Food”, Videocity, St. Pölten, Austria
“Looking towards Africa”, Cortabitarte Gallery, Soria, Spain
FIVAC, International Video Art Festival, 9th Edition, CamagŁey, Cuba
”Home Is”, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel
“True Fairy Tales”, presented by Microscope Gallery
“The favourites”, The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
“Darkest Before Dawn: Art in a Time of Uncertainty”, Ethan Cohen Gallery,
Beacon, NY
“Imagined Communities”, 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, São
Paulo, Brazil
2020 “Blurred Expectations”, Lycoming College Art Gallery, PA
“Noir, Noir: Meditations on African Cinema and its Influence”, Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL
“Food”, Video City, Basel, Switzerland
2019 “Seeing Through”, Sugar Gallery, University of Arkansas, AR
2nd International Video Art Forum, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
“Blurred Expectations”, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
“Layers”, American Fabrics Building, Bridgeport CT
“Imagined Communities”, 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil,
São Paulo, Brazil
“Years of Solitude”, The 2nd edition of the Biennale d’Architecture
d’Orléans, Orléans, France
“Medium(s)”, La Box, National School of Art of Bourges, Bourges, France
“Dispossession, Willful Weeds, and World-Making from the Ruins”, Mumok
Cinema, Vienna
“Pattern Synthesis”, 4Culture Storefront, Arcade Pioneer Square,
Seattle
Storefront Media at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle
“YES”, two person screening, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018 “Prizm Art Fair”, Miami, FL
“Gwangju Biennale”, Gwangju, South Korea
“Transcendental Roots”, WOW 2.0, Codec International Festival of Experimental
Film & Video, Mexico
“Art, Artists & You”, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York
“Single Channel: Video Art Festival”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
“Feedback: Art, Africa, and the Eighties”, Iwalewahaus, University of
Bayreuth, Germany
“Meditations on Place: Four Perspectives; Four African Cities”, Video Project
Room, The Cleveland Museum of Art
2017 “Prizm Art Fair”, Miami, FL
“In Practice: Works in Progress”, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY
“Where Do We Stand? Two Years of Drawing with Open Sessions”, The Drawing
Center, New York, NY
“Lumen Video and Performance Art Festival”, Staten Island, NY
“Flatbushtopia”, Art Zone CG-91, Kings County Hospital, commissioned and
presented by “No Longer Empty”, Brooklyn, NY
“Video Box Festival”, group show, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris
“Private Affair”, Urban Research, group show, Berlin
“The Video Show”, RVCC, Somerville, NJ
2016-17 “Video Studio: Meeting Points”, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
“Prizm Art Fair”, Miami, FL
“Planes and Corridors”, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
“Jameco
Exchange”, commissioned and presented by “No Longer Empty”, Queens, NY
“The 8th Picknic Film Festival”, the Museum of Modern Art of Santander, Spain
“Movement/History: Home”, EX NUNC, online exhibition
“The City, Faraway”, The FRAC Centre, Orléans, France
“Solitary Refinement”, NYFA 2015 Finalists, Brooklyn, NY
“South of the Sahara: Accelerated Urbanism in Africa”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
“Time is Love”, Plateau Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015 “The 13th Biennial de Lyon”, France
“Lost & Found”, CologneOFF, Linoleum International Animation and Media Art
Festival, Ukraine
“Wish Show”, Staten Island Art Culture Lounge,
Staten Island, NY
“Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial”, Bronx, NY
“Lumen Video and Performance Art Festival”, Staten Island, NY
“We Must Discuss, We Must Invent”, UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY
“Static + Noise (Volume 1)”, Brooklyn Public Network
“Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival”, London, U.K.
“Kloosterkino Film Festival”, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
“Total Art - Alienated Timelines II”, CologneOFF video art festival, India
“Face to Place”, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
“Anyway, the Wind Blows”, Brundyn Gallery, Cape Town, SA
2014 “Gela 2”, AC Institute, New York, NY
“VideoBabel Festival”, Cusco, Peru
“Public Video Screening”, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
“Boda Boda Lounge”, cross-continental video festival: Picha (Lubumbashi),
The School of Fine Arts and Design (Addis Ababa), VANSA (Johannesburg), Townhouse (Cairo), Medina (Bamako), Centre Soleil De Afrique (Bamako), VAN Lagos (Lagos), E.studio (Luanda), Voices In Colour (Bulawayo), Zero point Art (Santiago), 32 Degrees East (Kampala), and Kin Art Studios (Kinshasa).
“Set in Motion”, Purdue University, Fountain Gallery, Lafayette, IN
“Film Africa”, The Royal African Society, London, UK
“Dak’Art 2014 Biennale”, Dakar, Senegal
“Key Frames “, Neuberger Museum of Art, NY
“Kampala Art Biennale”, Kampala, Uganda
“INSTA /Show and Tell Media Festivals”, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“12th Mumia underground world animation festival”, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
“Video in Progress 5: Reflections of the Past”, Slovenia, Ljubljana
-“The African Time Machine”
-“100×100=900 (100 VIDEO ARTISTS TO TELL A CENTURY)”
“The One Minutes Series - Animation”, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
“Total Art – Movement to Imagination”, CologneOFF 2014; MIVA – Muestra
Internacional de Videoarte Quito, Ecuador; Torrance Art Museum, LA
“Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy”; 5TH Marrakech Biennale, Morocco; Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, London, UK
“CinéSud, 15th Festival of Short African film”, Cozes, France
2013 “In TRANSITion”, Brooklyn Utopias, Brooklyn, NY
“Pangea”, New York State Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
“Talking Transition”, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
“Bodied Spaces”, Art Claims Impluse, Berlin, Germany
“The 18th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil”,
São Paulo, Brazil
“Video Art Festival Miden“, Kalamata, Greek
“New Media Caucus 10”
“ACTIVATE: Market Street”, Gallery Aferro and RBH Group, Newark, NJ
“Bideodromo international Experimental Film and Video festival”, Bilbao,
Spain
“Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy”; Dresden, Germany; Malmo, Sweden; São Paulo, Brazil; Clermont-Ferrand, France
“Utopie Distribuée”, Gallery White Project, Paris, France
“The 10th Green Film Festival”, Seoul, Korea
“TESTING THE CITY” on VisualcontainerTV
“Now & After, Tsiolkovsky Fest”, Kaluga, Russia
“The 6th International Animation Festival Fest Anca”, Bratislava, Slovakia
“Luxor African Film Festival”, Cairo, Egypt
“The Magmart Selection at FIVAC”, Camaguey, Cuba
“Streetvideoart in SCEAUX”, Paris , France
“FILMFEST DRESDEN International Short Film Festival”, Dresden, Germany
“Urban Research: Exploring Contemporary Urban Space”, Berlin, Germany
“Tampere Film Festival”, Tampere , Finland
“6th Fest Anca - International Animation Festival”, Zilina, Slovakia
“AnimateCOLOGNE”, CologneOFF 2013 Sattal/India
“The 30th Environmental International Film Festival”, Paris, France
“Seleda”, Jazz Heritage Center’s Lush Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Tampere Film Festival”, Tampere, Finland
“The VIDEOFORMES Festival”, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2012 “Colours of the Nile International Film Festival”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
“The Libelula Animation Festival”, Lloret de Mar, Spain
“The 16th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA”, Museum of Contemporary
Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
“The Migratory Photo Project”, New York, NY
“Animated Dreams”, Tallinn, Estonia
“International Short Film Festival”, Berlin, Germany
“Vuotociclo”, videoart show, University Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples, Italy
“International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film”, Leipzig,
Germany
“Australian International Animation Festival”, Victoria, Australia
“Animation Screenings”, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
“PixelPops!”; Barranquilla, Colombia; Cardiff, Wales
“Ezra Wube animation Shorts”, Community Television of Santa Cruz County, CA
“The Festival of Migrant Film”, Ljubljana, Slovenia
“Now & After’12”, Video Art Festival”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow,
Russia
“AnimateCOLOGNE”, Cologne Art & Animation Festival, Museum for experimental
art, Mexico City, Mexico
“Art & the City”, CologneOFF VII; Urban Culture and Fire Festival, Belarus;
CeC - Carnival of e-Creativity, Sattal, India; Ionian International Digital Film Festival, Lefkas, Greece
“Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy”; AIVA - Angelholm International Video Art Festival, Sweden; Torrance Art Museum, CA; Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Lucca Museum, Lucca, Italy; Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland; Museo/Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Switzerland; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
“Silicon Valley African Film Festival”, Mountain View, CA
“Anim’est International Animation Film Festival”, Bucharest, Romania
“Im[m]agine Objet d’art”, Savona, Italy
“Milano Film Festival”, Milan, Italy
“Regent Park Film Festival”, Tronto, Canada
“Distance: Contemporary Photography”, Tejas Gallery, OH
“AVANCA 2012 – International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia”,
Avanca, Portugal
“Roof Top Films”, Brooklyn, NY
“Arts on Division”, Somerville, NJ
“Multiplexer’s September Exhibition”, Las Vegas, NV
“Roof Top Films, Summer Series”, Brooklyn, NY
“Magmart International Video Art Festival”, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum,
Naples, Italy
“4x4”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
“The Santa Fe International New Media Festival”, Santa Fe, New Mexico
“ARTchSO Africa video art”, Rennes, France
“Annecy International Animation Festival”, Annecy, France
“Melbourne International Animation Festival”, Melbourne, Australia
“FILMIDEO”, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
“AMOA-Arthouse Screen Projects”, Austin, TX
“Art RGSA Mini-Film Festival”, SUNY Albany, NY
“ANIRMAU Animation Festiva”, Lalín, Spain
“ReImagine:Ourselves”, Yara Arts Group, Ukrainian Institute of America,
New York, NY
“Gowanus Art Fair”, New York, NY
2011 “Art & The City: Mirror1”, CologneOFF 2011; Beirut, Lebanon; Rome, Italy; Marrakech, Morocco; TimiShort - Film Festival, Timisoara, Romania
“Art & the City: A Gesture of Generosity“, CologeOFF 2011 Madrid, Spain
“Videoart from Africa”, CologneOFF 2011; Mexico City, Mexico; Riga, Latvia
“Swedenborg Short Film Festival”, London, UK
“Istanbul Animation Festival”, Istanbul, Turkey
“One Minute Africa”, nominated “Where History Begins”, Cairo, Egypt
“International Black Film Festival”, Nashville, TN
“Afrika in Motion Film Festival”, Edinburgh, Scotland
“Silicon Valley African Film Festival”, Mountain View, CA
“Ottawa Animation Festival”, Ottawa, Canada “Under African Skies”, Tria Gallery, New York, NY “Paradoxes in Video”, Garage 4141, San Diego, CA
“Stuttgart animation festival”, Stuttgart, Germany
“DIGit 2011”, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
“Media Wall”, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA
“Frame of Mind”, Denver, CL
“Exhibition LÚMEN_EX 2011”, The Museum of Extremadura and Ibero American
Contemporary Art, Badajoz, Spain
“PVE: Performance Video Event”, University of the Street, New York, NY
“The Video Show”, Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ
2010 “African Rythms/ American Echoes”, BAMart, Brooklyn, NY
“Animafrik Animation Festival”, Accra, Ghana
2009 “Hunter MFA Thesis Show”, Hunter College, New York, NY
“The Happening: Kinesics as Art Object”, Rush Art Gallery, New York, NY
“MA Selects MFA”, Hunter College, New York, NY
“Rush Arts in Miami”, Miami, FL
“BINA Film Festival”, New York, NY
2008 “Here to There”, South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA
“Reflection in Exile”, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
2007 “Ethiopian Millennium art show”, Howard University, Washington DC
“African Art Show”, Washington DC
2006 “Blen art show”, Washington DC
“[Other] Worldly”, DCTV Firehouse, New York, NY
2005 “A Tribute to Spalding Gray”, Performance Space 122, New York, NY
“Addis York Art”, Orchard St. Gallery, New York, NY

Presentations
2023 “Visiting Artist”, California Institute of the Arts
“Visiting Artist”, Animated Alchemy, New York Univeristy, NY
2022 “Crossing Signals: Animation as Documentary Form”, UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY
“Visiting Lecture”, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2021 “Drawing for Designers“, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
“Experimental animation”, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
“Artist Talk”, San Francisco Art Institue, CA
2020 “Visiting Artist”, Experimental Animation, California Institute of the Arts “SVA Practice Lecture Series”, The School of Visual Arts, NY, NY
2019 “Between here and there”, panel, 1-54 Art Fair, New York, NY
2017 “Visiting Artist”, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA
“Critical Theory Seminar in Contemporary Art”, Visiting Artist Talk,
Columbia University, New York, NY 2016-17
Visiting Scholar, New York University, New York, NY
2015 “Workshop Merkato”, Visiting Artist Talk, Columbia University, New York, NY
“Visiting Artist”, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
2014 “Cross Disciplines”, Visiting Artist Talk, Addis Ababa University of Art, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2012 “Stop-action Animation”, Introduction to Animation Guest Lecture, UCSC, CA
2011 “Interdisciplinary Evenings: Memory and Process”, Addis Atlier, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
“Teret Teret/ Story Telling”, Ethiopian Television, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2005 “Art, Activism, and Community: Social Change Through Visual Arts”, Guest Artist, Tufts University, Medford, MA
“Ethiopian Story Collection Project”, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

Press
04/09/2019 “MTA Arts & Design Unveils New Digital Artwork “Fulton Flow” Now on Display at Fulton Transit Center”, Digital Signage Connection
“Very Impressive ‘Fulton Flow’ From MTAArtsDesign”, Daily Dooh
“Fulton Center’s Award-Winning Display Network Launches Latest NYC-Themed
Digital Art Piece”, Sixteen-Nine
04/04/2019 “MTA ArMTA Arts & Design Unveils New Digital Artwork “Fulton Flow” Now on Display at Fulton Transit Center”, Digital Signage Connection
02/2016 “Fragmented Conformism”, echo gone wrong
“Painting in Motion”, Wave Hill Blog
01/2016 “Migrant image of a changing world”, art territory
04/2015 “Current NYFA Featured artist: Ezra Wube”
10/2014 “NY1: Your Weekend Starts Now”, Museum of the Moving Image Presents
“A Memory of Astoria”
“Astoria uncovered in animated video piece”, Tess McRae, Queens Chronicle
05/2014 “Rejecting the “exoticism” of African art”, Kyla Herrmannsen, This is Africa
“Ezra’s stop action animation”, News 24 Nigeria
11/2013 “NY1: Your Weekend Starts Now”, At the same moment, Time Square Midnight Moment program
03/2013 “LandEscape, Art Review: Ezra Wube”
02/2013 “Quick Quotes, Ezra Wube”, FLEFF Blogger
10/2012 “CHANCE ENCOUNTERS #12: EZRA WUBE”, OPERATORANNA
01/2010 “An Artist’s Journey, Freeze-Framed”, The New York Times
03/2008 “Stop the Bastards!”, The Boston Phoenix

Education
2009 MFA, Painting Combined Media, Hunter College, New York, NY
2004 BFA (Honors) in Painting, Massachusetts College Art, Boston, MA

   

 

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