Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Ezra Wube

Flatbushtopia / A place to be, 2017
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
A commissioned work for No Longer Empty

Over the course of ART ZONE CG-91, Ezra will create a participatory portrait of East Flatbush that takes Kings County Hospital as its point of departure. His process has three main phases: mapping, constructing and wishes. Visitors are asked to map their knowledge of the neighborhood; participate in constructing a diorama with objects, maps and drawings; and then make changes to the diorama-like portrait based on their wishes for the neighborhood. The intention of this interactive project is to facilitate in the learning and sharing of knowledge and to engage in a creative process that triggers awareness and memories of the everyday. Flatbushtopia / A place to be will be accompanied by documentation of the process, and will culminate in a stop-motion animation of the project in its entirety. 

Work with artist Ezra Wube on site at CG-91 Thursdays, 12 – 6pm; and Saturdays starting July 15, 12 – 6pm.  

Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Ethiopia) is a mixed media artist who lives and work in Brooklyn, NY. Through autobiography his work references the notion of past and present, the constant changing of place, and the dialogical tension between "here" and "there". Exhibitions include The 13th Biennial de Lyon, Lyon, France (2015); Dak’Art 2014 Biennale, Dakar, Senegal (2014); The 18th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2013); and At the Same Moment, Time Square Arts Midnight Moment, New York, NY (2013). Residencies and awards include LMCC Workspace Residency Program New York, NY (2017); Open Sessions Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (2016); Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant (2015); and the Triangle Arts Association Residency, Brooklyn, NY (2015). Ezra holds a B.F.A in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art (2004) and an M.F.A in Painting, Combined Media from Hunter College, New York, NY (2009).