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BORN, 1969, Cologne, Germany

EDUCATION
2003    MFA, Stanford University
1995    BFA, San Francisco Art Institute
1990-1994    Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS     

2014
Panorama, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2013
Kota Ezawa: Boardwalk, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Kota Ezawa: Redrawn, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, NY

2012    
Offsite: Kota Ezawa, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The Curse of Dimensionality, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011    
Paper or Plastic, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, Brazil
City of Nature, Feldbuschwiesner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
City of Nature, Murray Guy, New York, NY
City of Nature, Madison Square Park, New York, NY

2010
Upstairs Downstairs, Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Beatles Über California, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany     

2009
Odessa Staircase Redux, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Medley, The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN
Group Show, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany

2008
Multiplex, Murray Guy, New York, NY
Kota Ezawa: Lennon Sontag Beuys, New Media Series, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Dietmar Lutz & Kota Ezawa: Documenta, Arquebuse Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2007                
Hotel California, The Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, England
The History of History, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver,
    Canada.
Re-Animating History, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Last Year At Marienbad, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

2006                
Kota Ezawa, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
The History of Photography Remix, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005    
Matrix 154, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Lennon Sontag Beuys, Murray Guy, New York, NY
On Photography, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2004                
Version, New Langton Arts, San Francisco (and Michele O’Marah)

2003                
Who’s Afraid of Black, White and Grey, Haines Gallery, San Francisco

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Fundamental Abstraction III, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Between Critique and Absorption, Haggery Museum of Art, Maquette University, Milwaukee, WI

2013
SLOW: Marking Time in Photography and Film, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
The Unphotographaable, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Out of the Ordinary, Hirshhorn Museum, Wahsington, D.C.

2012
The Sports Show, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
After Photoshop, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Sports Show, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Occupy Bay Area, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
The End, Vogt Gallery, New York, NY
Fax, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Dwelling Life of Man, Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Foto Colectania
    Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

2011
HERE. Survey Exhibition on Contemporary and Historical Photography from the Bay Area, Pilara    
    Foundation, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image, Smithsonian American Art Museum,
    Washington, DC
Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Art Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Blink, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
H-Box, Artsonje Museum, Seoul, Korea
Serious Games: War-Media-Art, Mathlidenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
Super 8, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010   
The Image in Question, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Pervasive Influence: The Mechanical Bride, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
The Tell-Tale Heart (Part 2), James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
New York Now, Murray Guy, New York, NY
Splicing Life, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Project 35, Saint Joseph College Art Gallery, West Hartford, CT
CUE: Artists’ Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Video Art: Replay, Part 2, Everyday Imaginary, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Remise Animation, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
Bruce Conner: Long Play and the Singles Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
    San Francisco, CA
Until Now: Collecting the New, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
3+3, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009   
Talking Pictures, SITE, Santa Fe, NM
Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography,
    New York, NY
Grau Zero, Paco das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Suddenly This Summer, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Material Witness, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Untitled (History Painting): Painting and Public Life in the 21st Century, University of Michigan Museum
    of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection, Orange County Museum of Art, CA
H Box: Matthew Buckingham, Cliff Evans, Kota Ezawa, Cao Fei, Orange County Museum of Art, CA
LandMark, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA      
Between Grass And Sky: Rhythms of a Cowboy, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2008 
01SJ Biennial: Superlight, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA 
The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium Since 1960, The Metropolitan Museum of
    Art, New York, NY
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image; Part II: Realisms, Hirshhorn Museum
    and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The New Normal, Artists Space, New York, NY; Huarte Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, uarte, Spain;
    The Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
Two-Fold Fraction, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding, Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School,
    New York, NY
The Object is the Mirror (Part II), Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
Southern Exposure, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego,  CA (traveled to Sydney MCA)

2007         
Animated Painting (travelling exhibition), San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; El Cubo            
    at Centro Cultural Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico; Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Four Thursday Nights: Minus, Aspen Art Museum, CO
The Temporal Moving Image: Nam June Paik, Alan Rath, Kota Ezawa, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
On the Scene: Kota Ezawa, Sarah Hobbs, Angela Strassheim, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Image Processor, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, NY
Videology, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
SECA Art Award Exhibition, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
On Paper, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006                
Out of Time: Contemporary Art from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Down by Law, The Wrong Gallery at the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art,
    New York, NY
Històries Animades, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain, traveling to Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain, and to Le                 Fresnoy, France
Metro Pictures, The Moore Space/Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Joint Venture, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA

2005                
The Last Generation, Apex Art, New York, NY, traveling to Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France
I Still Believe in Miracles, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC au Couvent des Cordeliers,
    Paris, France
Seeing Double: Encounters with Warhol, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
In words and pictures, Murray Guy, New York City, NY

2004                
2004 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Shanghai Bienniale 2004: Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum
temporalscape, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, traveling exhibition: Seattle Art Museum,
    Seattle, WA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC,
    Canada; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

2002                
Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS
2014    Spring 2014 Dodd Chair, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2013    Artist in Residence, The Workshop Residence, San Francisco, CA (produced "Kota Ezawa, Wallpaper")
2013    Artist in Residence, Goethe Institut Villa Kamogawa, Japan
2012    Artist in Residence, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA (produced "Paper Space")
2011    Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2010    Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2006    SECA Art Award
2005    Artadia Jury Award
            Residency Fellowship, Akadmemie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
            Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
            Film Arts Foundation Mediamaker Award, Bay Area Video Coalition
2002    Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation
1995    Meisterschüler, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf

SELECTED SCREENINGS & LECTURES     
2014
Visiting Artist/Scholar Series Lecture: Kota Ezawa, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2012
Kota Ezawa, Graduate Lecture Series, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
The Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Panorama, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

2011    
Reading Experimental Film Festival, Reading, UK
Mixtape, Image Movement, Berlin, Germany (solo screening)
International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

2010     
Kota Ezawa, Visiting Artist Series, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Animated Screen, CPH PIX, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009    
Kota Ezawa, Visiting Artist Program, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
TechnoIntervention and Reanimating History, Hastings College of The Law, San Francisco, CA

2008  
Le Syndrome Chinois, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France (solo screening)
The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, UC Berkeley Center for New Media, Berkeley, CA
European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
Three Days of Film Screenings by Contemporary Artists, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
  
2007    
Pervasive Animation, Tate Britain, London, UK

2006
The Artists Cinema, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
Fame As Form, San Francisco Cinematheque, CA

2005    
Premieres, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2003   
Courtisane Festival, Gent, Belgium

2002    
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2000  
International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany
International Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012
Plocek, Keith. Sports, Illustrated, ARTnews, February 16, 2012. Beckman, Karen. Animation, Abstraction, Sampling: Kota Ezawa in conversation with
   Karen Beckman
, Grey Room, Issue 47, Spring 2012, pp 98-109.
Cassidy, Laura. The Curse of Dimensionality, Art Practical, February, 2012
Baker, Kenneth. Cursed, San Francisco Chronicle, February 11, 2012.
Reiger, Christopher. Review in Brief: Kota Ezawa at Haines Gallery, hungryhyaena.blogspot.com,
    February 14.
Quick, Genevieve. Kota Ezawa: The Curse of Dimensionality at Haines Gallery,
    Temporary Art Review, January 25.
Karnig, Max. Opening: Kota Ezawa @ Haines Gallery, San Francisco, JUXTAPOZ, January 10.
Hotchkiss, Sarah. Kota Ezawa & Taha Belal at Haines Gallery, KQED.org, January 10.

2011 
Kota Ezawa The Curse of Dimensionality @ Haines Gallery, SF, JUXTAPOZ, December 21.
Wood, Sura. Contemporary Champions—‘2010 SECA Art Award’ & ‘Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The
    SECA Awards
,’ Bay Area Reporter, December 22.
Beckman, Karen. Animation on Trial, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 6 No 3,
    November 2011, pp 259-269.
Smith, Tara. Kota Ezawa – Feldbuschwiesner Galerie, Artforum.com, October, 2011.
O’Sullivan, Michael, How art works, The Washington Post, September 21, 2011.
Saltiel, Natalie, Kota Ezawa: City of Nature, Rhizome, April 15, 2011.
Hodgson, Simon, Enter the Outsider: CCA’s Kota Ezawa Scores with Smithsonian and New York,
    CCA News, April 4, 2011.
Gopnik, Blake. Hard-core Beatles, The Daily Beast, April 4.
Hulme, Emily, More nature for Madison Square, amNew York, March 17, 2011.
Halle, Howard, Landscape becomes pop artifact, TimeOut New York, March 2011.

2010
Helfand, Glen. Kota Ezawa, Artforum, January 2010.
Fischer, Jack. Reality Twice Removed, Stanford Magazine, July.

2009   
Odessa Staircase Redux, KQED Spark, first aired November 2009.          
Silas, Marti. Vídeos do alemão Kota Ezawa são exibidos em mostra em SP, Folha SP, Brazil, November 4.

2008    
Kota Ezawa, The New Yorker, October 6, 2008.
Lewallen, Constance and Kota Ezawa, In Conversation: Kota Ezawa with Constance Lewallen,
    The Brooklyn Rail, September 2008, pp.40-43.
Tissot, Karine.  Dietmar Lutz & Kota Ezawa: Documenta, artreview, May 2008.
Ellegood, Anne, Matthew Buckingham, The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the  Moving Image,
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, D Giles Ltd,
    London 2008, pp.134-137.

2007      
Kota Ezawa / Chris Finley / Jordan Kantor, The New Yorker, May 14.
Egan, Danielle. Drawing from History, The Globe and Mail, Friday, April 13, 2007.
Laurence, Robin. Visual DJ Ezawa puts spin on photo culture, The Georgia Straight, March 29 -
    April 5, 2007.
Chun, Kimberly. The Video Guy, San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 24 – 30, 2007.
Hertz, Betti-Sue. Kota Ezawa, Animated Painting, San Diego Museum of Art, San  Diego, CA, 2007.
Olson, Christopher, Kota Ezawa, Border Crossings, Issue 103, August 2007, pp. 138-140.
Janku, Laura Richard. 2006 SECA Awards, art ltd., March 2007.
Baker, Kenneth. SECA Award winners, San Francisco Chronicle, January 27, 2007.

2006      
Baker, Kenneth. Emblems of an Era as Seen From a Fresh Medium, San Francisco Chronicle,
     January 21, 2006.
Keats, Jonathan. Kota Ezawa at Haines Gallery, Art in America, May 2006.
Mobley, Chuck.  From A to Z and Back Again, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 82, pgs 36 - 37.
Bing, Alison.  Kota Ezawa at Haines Gallery, Artweek, March 2006, Volume 37, Issue 2.

2005     
Higgs, Matthew. Kota Ezawa, Artforum, February 2005, 162-163.
Ratner, Megan. Kota Ezawa, Frieze Magazine, Issue 95, November - December 2005.
Kota Ezawa & John Smith in conversation.  From Fame to Form and Pop to Hop, Camerawork, Volume 32,
    No. 2, Fall/Winter 2005.
Stillman, Nick.  Kota Ezawa, Time Out New York, Issue 524, Oct. 13-20, 2005. 
Schwendener, Martha. Critic’s Pick: Kota Ezawa – Murray Guy Artforum.com, 2005.
Vine, Richard. Shanghai Accelerates, Art in America, pp.104-111.
Zellen, Jody. Reviews: West Coast – Santa Monica, Art Papers, July / August 2005.

2004                
Bing, Alison. Kota Ezawa and Michele O’Mara: ‘Version’: A Room for Debate, San Francisco Chronicle,
    October 7, 2004.
Feldman, Melissa.  Kota Ezawa at Haines, Art in America, April, 2004, p. 141.
Knight, Christopher. Coastal confluence: Geography links the art in ‘Baja to Vancouver,’ but it’s the social
    landscape that resonates,
Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2004, pp. E41, E48.

2003   
Baker, Kenneth.  Who’s Afraid of Computer Animation – Or Modern Art by One of Italy’s Greats,
    San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 2003.
Hackett, Regina.  A treck through West Coast art: ‘Baja to Vancouver’ at SAM explores the distinctive
    cultural terrain of the Pacific corridor,
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 9, 2003, section E
Farr, Sheila.  SAM’s ‘Baja to Vancouver’ showcases impact of mass culture on West Coast art,
    The Seattle Times, October 9, 2003
Bonetti, David. Contemporary Magazine, Issue No. 49, p. 25

2002                
Baker, Kenneth. Ezawa animates OJ Verdict, San Francisco Chronicle, October 25

PUBLICATIONS / BOOKS
2012
Paper Space, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA, January 2012, 4 pages.

2011
Upstairs, Downstairs, (exhibition catalogue), University of Idaho, essays by Kevin Killian and Roger
    Rowley, 20 pages.

2010            
Odessa Staircase Redux, JRP Ringier/ECU Press, 170 pages.
2009
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Ellegood, Anne and Buckingham, pp.134-137.

2007
The History of Photography Remix, Nazraeli Press, essay by Lars Bang Larsen and Chus Martinez, 60 pages.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Collection Neuflize Vie, Paris, France
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angleles, CA
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Margulies Collection at the WAREhouse, Miami, FL
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
Netherlands Media Arts Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Oakland Museum of California, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Richard L. Nelson Gallery & Fine Arts Collection, University of California, Davis, CA
RISD Museum, Providence, RI
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT