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

Awards and Residencies
2021
Best of Fest, Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL
2020-21
Smack Mellon Residency Program, Brookly, NY
2019
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
2018 
Children’s Museum of Manhattan Artists Residency Program
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 AfricaChâteau de la Napoule Artist Residency Program, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, FranceContemporary 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

Solo Exhibitions/ Screenings
2021
“Drakness”, Microscope Gallery, NY, NY
2020
“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
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
“Gela 2”, AC Institute, New York, NY
2013
“At the Same Moment”, Time Square Midnight Moment November Screening, NY, NY  
2012
“AMOA-Arthouse Screen Projects”, Austin, TX
2011
“One Way”, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
“Memory and Process”, Addis Atelier, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
“Media Wall”, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA

Group Exhibitions
2021 
”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
"Human-Nature", Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
“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
“Pattern Synthesis”, 4Culture Storefront, Arcade Pioneer Square, Seattle
“Storefront Media at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation”, Seattle, WA
2018
“Prizm Art Fair”, Miami, FL
“Gwangju Biennale”, Gwangju, South Korea
“Art, Artists & You”, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York
“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
2016
“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 Picnic 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
2015 
“The 13th Biennial de Lyon”, Lyon, France
“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
“Face to Place”, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
“Anyway, the Wind Blows”, Brundyn Gallery, Cape Town, SA
2014 
“VideoBabel Festival”, Cusco, Peru
“Dak’Art 2014 Biennale”, Dakar, Senegal
“Public Video Screening”, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
“Set in Motion”, Purdue University, Fountain Gallery, Lafayette, IN
“Kampala Art Biennale”, Kampala, Uganda
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
“Utopie Distribuée”, Gallery White Project, Paris, France
“TESTING THE CITY” on VisualcontainerTV
“Street Video Art in SCEAUX”, Paris , France
“Seleda”, Jazz Heritage Center’s Lush Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“The VIDEOFORMES Festival”, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2012
“The 16th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad,  Serbia
“The Migratory Photo Project”, New York, NY
“Vuotociclo”, Video Art Show, University Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples, Italy
“Im[m]agine Objet d’art”, Savona, Italy
“Distance: Contemporary Photography”, Tejas Gallery, OH
“AVANCA 2012 – International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia”,  Avanca, Portugal
“Arts on Division”, Somerville, NJ
“Multiplexer’s September Exhibition”, Las Vegas, NV
“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
“ReImagine:Ourselves”, Yara Arts Group, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, NY
“Gowanus Art Fair”, New York, NY
2010
“African Rhythms/ American Echoes”, BAMart, Brooklyn, NY
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”, Freeze Frame,Miami, FL
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      
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

Group Screenings
2021 
“Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival”, Chicago, IL
2019 
“Dispossession, Willful Weeds, and World-Making from the Ruins”, Mumok Cinema, Vienna
“YES”, two person screening, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018
“Transcendental Roots”, WOW 2.0, Codec International Festival of Experimental Film & Video, Mexico 
“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
“Private Affair”, Urban Research, group show, Berlin
“The Video Show”, RVCC, Somerville, NJ
“Cample Line Screening”, Thornhill, Scotland
2015
“Lost & Found”, CologneOFF, Linoleum International Animation and Media Art Festival, Ukraine
“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
2014
“Film Africa”, The Royal African Society, London, UK
“12th Mumia underground world animation festival”, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
“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
“Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy”; Dresden, Germany; Malmo, Sweden; São 
Paulo, Brazil; Clermont-Ferrand, France
“The 10th Green Film Festival”, Seoul, Korea
“The 6th International Animation Festival Fest Anca”, Bratislava, Slovakia
“Luxor African Film Festival”, Cairo, Egypt
“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
“Tampere Film Festival”, Tampere, Finland
2012
“Colours of the Nile International Film Festival”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
“The Libelula Animation Festival”, Lloret de Mar, Spain
“Animated Dreams”, Tallinn, Estonia
“International Short Film Festival”, Berlin, Germany
“International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film”, Leipzig, Germany
“Australian International Animation Festival”, Victoria, Australia
“PixelPops!”; Barranquilla, Colombia; Cardiff, Wales
“The Festival of Migrant Film”, Ljubljana, Slovenia
“Silicon Valley African Film Festival”, Mountain View, CA
“Anim’est International Animation Film Festival”, Bucharest, Romania
“Milano Film Festival”, Milan, Italy
“Regent Park Film Festival”, Toronto, Canada
“Arts on Division”, Somerville, NJ
“Magmart International Video Art Festival”, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy
“Annecy International Animation Festival”, Annecy, France
“Melbourne International Animation Festival”, Melbourne, Australia
“FILMIDEO”, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
“Art RGSA Mini-Film Festival”, SUNY Albany, NY
“ANIRMAU Animation Festiva”, Lalín, Spain
“Gowanus Art Fair”, New York, NY
2011 
“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
“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
“Animafrik Animation Festival”, Accra, Ghana
2009
“BINA Film Festival”, New York, NY

Presentations
2021
“Artist Talk”, San Francisco Art Institute, 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
2018
“Visiting Artist Presentation”, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
2017
“Visiting Artist”, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA 
“Artist Lecture”, Columbia School of Art, New York, NY
“Visiting Artist Presentation”, Alle School of Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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, Alle School of Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University, 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
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
04/2019
“MTA ArMTA 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
11/2018
“Interview with Ezra Wube”, The Aestheticized, Kisito Assangni
09/2016
“Animation, Fabrication, Photography”, Page 63-68, Paula Callus
02/2016 
“Interview with Ezra Wube”, Anti-Herion Chic
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
08/2011
“Teret Teret/ Story Telling”, Ethiopian Television, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
01/2010
“An Artist’s Journey, Freeze-Framed”, The New York Times
03/2008
“Stop the Bastards!”, The Boston Phoenix 



   

 

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