Kota Ezawa (American/German, )

Timeline

1969
Born in Cologne , Germany
1990–1994
Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
1995
San Francisco Art Institute - BFA
1995
Meisterschüler, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
2002
Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation
2003
Stanford University, Stanford, CA - MFA
2003
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
2006
SECA Art Award
Lives and works in San Francisco

Exhibitions

2013
Redrawn, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)
2012
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (solo)
2012
Vancouver Art Gallery – Offsite, Vancouver, BC (solo)
2012
The Curse of Dimensionality, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2011
City of Nature, Madison Square Park, New York, NY (solo)
2011
City of Nature, Murray Guy, New York, NY (solo)
2011
Feldbusch Wiesner (video gallery), Berlin, Germany (solo)
2011
Serious Games. War - Media – Art (Curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki) Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, travelling to Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
2011
11 Lights on the Bay, The Apartment, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2010
Odessa Staircase Redux, Haines Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
2010
Upstairs Downstairs, Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (solo)
2010
Endgame, Slaughterhouse Space, Healdsburg, CA
2010
Bruce Conner and the Singles Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2010
CUE: Artists' Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2010
Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2010
Pervasive Influence: The Mechanical Bride, Contact Photography Festival, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
2010
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
2009
Medley, The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (solo)
2009
Medley, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
2009
Group Show, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt a M, Germany (solo)
2009
Video del mes: Kota Ezawa - Lennon Sontag Beuys, Matadero, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2009
Group Show, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt a M, Germany (solo)
2009
Medley, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
2009
Medley, The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (solo)
2009
The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2009
H-Box, Orange Country Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2009
The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2008
Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840–1900, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2008
Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2008
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, Part II: Realisms, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
2008
01SJ Biennial: Superlight, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, traveling to Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2009)
2008
Worlds on video - Video Arte Internazionale, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
2008
Framing and Being Framed: The Uses of Documentary Photography, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
2008
Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding, Parsons The New School for Design / The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York
2008
Kota Ezawa: Brawl, Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2008
Multiplex, Murray Guy, New York, NY (solo)
2008
Documenta, Arquebuse, Geneva, Switzerland (with Dietmar Lutz) (solo)
2008
Kota Ezawa: Lennon Sontag Beuys, New Media Series, St Louis Art Museum, St Louis, MO (solo)
2008
Floating Architectures and Constant Centers: Some Projections, Martin Art Gallery, Pennsylvania
2008
The 5th Seoul International Media Art Bienniale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2008
Kiki: The Proof Is In the Pudding, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
2008
My [Public] Space, Nederlands Institut voor Mediakunst, Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2008
Southern Exposure, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2008
The New Normal, Artists Space,New York, NY; traveling to Huarte Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Navarra, Spain; The Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; 2009: Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH (2009); Pomona College Museum of Art, Montgomery Art Center, Claremont CA (2009)
2008
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2008
Two-Fold Faction, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
2008
The Object is the Mirror (Part II), Wilkinson, London, UK
2008
Into the Atomic Sunshine - Post-War Art under Japanese Peace Constitution Article 9, Puffin Room, New York, NY; tavelling to Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan; Okinawa Prefectural Museum of Art and Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan (2009)
2007
Last Year at Marienbad, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia (solo)
2007
Hotel California, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2007
The History of History, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
2007
Kota Ezawa: Re-Animating History, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (solo)
2006
Artpace, San Antonio, TX (solo)
2006
Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2005
Matrix, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (solo)
2005
Lennon Sontag Beuys, Murray Guy, New York, NY (solo)
2005
On Photography, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (solo)

Public Collections

Smithsonian Musem of American Art, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The RISD Museum, Providence, RI
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
University of California, San Francisco, CA
University of Texas, Austin, TX
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA