American, born Germany, 1969
An associate professor at the California College of the Arts, Kota Ezawa translates found film and video footage and photographs into animated videos, slide projections, light boxes, collages, wooden sculptures, and works on paper. By reducing complex imagery to its most essential elements, Ezawa debates the validity of images as mediators of historical events and personal experiences. Ezawa has had solo exhibitions at Hayward Gallery Project Space (London), Artpace San Antonio, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art; Warhol Museum; and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Ezawa was an instructor in FOR-SITE’s education program in 2013.