Kota Ezawa

BORN                         1969, Cologne, Germany


2003                         MFA, Stanford University

1995                         BFA, San Francisco Art Institute

1990-1994             Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Germany


2006             "History of Photography Remix, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005             "History of Photography Remix," Art Projects, Art Basel Miami Beach exhibited with Haines Gallery

" Matrix 154", Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

"Lennon Sontag Beuys," Murray Guy, New York, NY

"Project Room," 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

•  Grove Street Windows, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (with Karla Milosevich)

2000             "IP," Künstlergilde Hechingen, Hechingen, Germany (with Karla Milosevich)

•  "Rocktoberfest," Scene/Escena Gallery, San Francisco (with Karla Milosevich)


2006             "The Last Generation," Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France

2005             "The Last Generation," Apex Art, New York, NY

            "Bay Area Bazaar," Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

"I Still Believe in Miracles," Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC au Couvent des

            Cordeliers, Paris

"in words and pictures," Murray Guy, NY, NY

            "Seeing Double: Encounters with Warhol," The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

            "Premieres," Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY

2004             "2004 California Biennial," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

"2004 Shanghai Biennial," 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)

            "simple.tech," Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

2003             "Killer Kartoons" , Vox Populi, Philadelphia

            "The Last Generation," Apex Art, New York, NY

"Single Channel," Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston

            "Courtisane Festival," Gent, Belgium

            "Color Value," Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago

•  "Bay Area Now 3", Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. (catalogue)

"Murphy & Cadogan Awards Show," San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

            "Impakt Festival," Utrecht, The Netherlands

2001             "Images Festival," Toronto

            "Stuttgarter Filmwinter," Stuttgart, Germany

2000             "LA Freewaves," Otis Gallery, Los Angeles

            "International Short Film Festival Berlin," Germany

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2000             "International Festival of New Film," Split, Croatia

            "It's the beginning of a new friendship," Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany

1999             "Spiel des Lebens," Hauptpost, Düsseldorf, Germany

1998             "Video About Nothing," Artists' Television Access, San Francisco

                        1997             "Better," San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

1996             "Projets," L'Association, Marseille, France

1995             "Alternative Requirements," Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California

1995             "Rhine Video," Anthology Film Archives, New York

1993             "Düsseldorf, Cologne - A Village Gaze," Anthology Film Archives, New York

Awards / Fellowships

•  Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

Personal Work Grant, Film Arts Foundation

Videomaker Award, Bay Area Video Coalition

2002             Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation James Williams     Borrelli Fellowship in Art, Stanford University

2001                         Eric E. and Elizabeth B. Johnson Fellowship, Stanford University

1995                         Meisterschuler, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Germany                        

1994                         Sobel Memorial Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute


2006                         "Fame as Form," Screening of The Unbearable Lightness of Being , California College of

                                    the Arts, San Francisco, CA

                        SuperCinema : Materials. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY


2005                         Bing, Alison.   "Kota Ezawa at Haines Gallery,"   Artweek, March 2006,

                                    Volume 37, Issue 2

                        Genocchio, Benjamin.   "Life, One Frame at a Time," The New York Times , December 25, 2005.            

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.   "This Side Towards Screen," Artforum , 2005.

Broker, David. Photofile, #74: Don't Flip the Switch, Spring 2005.

Chattopadhyay, Collette. "2004 California Biennial at OCMA," Artweek , December

2004/January 2005, Volume 35, Issue 10.

                        Goldsmith, Meredith. "Reviews: West Coast," Art Papers , January/February 2005.

                        Goldstein, Leigh. "One to Watch: Kota Ezawa," Artkrush.com, Issue #3, April 2005.

Higgs, Matthew. "Kota Ezawa," Artforum , February 2005, 162-16 3.

2004                         Bing, Alison. "Artist at work: Kota Ezawa," Art Contemporaries , Fall 2004, pp.4-5.

Coupland, Ken.   "Distant Recall," RES (November/December).

Bing, Alison. "Kota Ezawa and Michele O'Mara: 'Version': A Room for Debate," SF     Gate, 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.


Bibliography - continued                                                                                                 page 3

2004                         Failing, Patricia.   "'Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art,' Seattle

Art Museum," Reviews, ARTnews , February, 2004, pp. 117-118.

2003             "The Last Generation," The New Yorker ," November 24, 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                         Tromble, Merideth.   "Bay Area Now 3," Stretcher.org , November

Lee, Margaret.   "The Now School: Five Artists from Bay Area Now 3,"

Kitchen Sink , Fall

                        Macpherson, Mary. "Revisiting OJ From a Distance," North Beach Journal , November

                        Helfand, Glen. "Now, or later," SF Bay Guardian , September 11

Baker, Kenneth.   "Ezawa animates OJ Verdict," San Francisco Chronicle ,

October 25

                        Cobb, Chris.   "Bay Area Now 3," Flash Art , October

                        Kemp, Arnold.   "Bay Area Now 3," exhibition catalog, Yerba Buena

Center for the Arts

2000                         Ulrich, Bernd.   "Mutig and Spannend," Sudwest Presse , July 31

1999                         Crouse, Edward.   "RepPick," San Francisco Bay Guardian , May 26

1998                         Lutz, Dietmar and Von Hellermann, Sophie.   "Spiel des Lebens,"

exhibition catalog

1995                         Leiff, Jonathan A.   "No Alternative," The Daily Californian , October 6


Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA