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Ezra Wube: Zemed I
17 × 21 × 1 in
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Ezra Wube: Palindrome was a solo exhibition presented as part of Art in General’s International Collaborations Program at kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Latvia, December 6, 2015 – January 31, 2016.
Focusing on themes of migration, mobility, and socio-cultural displacement, Art in General’s two individual solo exhibitions at kim? with Donna Huanca and Ezra Wube demonstrate each artist’s relationship to historical and embodied memory through an ongoing engagement with the figure. Both artists repurpose the methods and logic of painting, as well as the associative capacities of color to unpack senses of longing; experiences of spatio-temporal disjunction; and the mapping of cultural norms onto the body. Huanca and Wube collectively apply this engagement through animation, photography, video, sculpture, and performance.
*Ezra Wube (b. 1980) is a Brooklyn-based mixed media artist born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Wube’s work references shifting time and place, working through video, installation, drawing, painting, and performance. Wube’s exhibitions include the Dak’Art 2014 Biennale, Dakar, Senegal (2014); 5TH Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco (2014); The 18th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2014); and At the same moment, Time Square Midnight Moment program, New York, NY (2013). Wube’s awards and residencies include Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY (2013); The Substation, Johannesburg, South Africa (2011); Contemporary Artists Center Woodside, Troy, NY (2011); Château de la Napoule, France (2011). Wube received his M.F.A. from Hunter College, New York, NY and his B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design..