MIA Artist in Residence: Kota Ezawa





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Published on May 3, 2010

As part of the MIA's new initiative to present and collect the art of our times, the museum has begun a new program of Artists in Residency. The goal of the program is to increase access to the MIA's encyclopedic collection of contemporary and historical art. Artists in residence at the MIA work with specialists from across the museum's curatorial departments, exploring their collections, engaging in dialogues across times and cultures, and providing our visitors with new perspectives on the museum's richly diverse historical collections.


Kota Ezawa
Artist in Residence - December 2009

In December 2009, photographer Kota Ezawa (b. 1969) visited the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and spoke with Elizabeth Armstrong, Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Programs/Curator of Contemporary Art, and David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media, about his Art ReMix installation and his work The History of Photography.

Ezawa employs handwork and digital techniques to translate iconic images from television, cinema, and art history into minimal yet evocative versions of the originals.

He received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Stanford University. His work is represented in numerous public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


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