Ezra Wube

*1980, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lives and works in New York, USA.

Ezra moved to the United States at the age of 18 and received his BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and an MFA from Hunter College, New York, NY. His works encompassing video, installations, drawing, painting and performance.

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Hold de Door / USA / 2011 / 6'11 / 4:3

As a person of two cultures, I am in a continual dialogue between here and there, past and present, tradition and modernity. I require a narrative to reconcile these experiences. I currently perceive time and place as uncertain. This uncertainty makes time and place appear in my work as idealized or imagined. Since my present is not static my artwork needs to be experienced as continuously changing. My effort to make a narrative is left ambiguous, so that the line between what is real and what is imagined, what is sensical, and nonsensical becomes faint. By refusing a concrete representation, I have found the freedom to make art that is consistent with the flux of my life.