Residency: December 2018 through February 2019
Ethan Shoshan is an artist, activist, and computer repair technician. Over the years with various projects, Ethan has connected with alternative venues and communities, including Queer Fist, Visual AIDS, Democracy NOW!, MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Food Not Bombs, WRRQ Collective, Allied Productions Inc, it/EQ Collaborative, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Sylvia’s Place, engaging beyond the experience of an art project or volunteering. An example: The WRRQ formed after he co-ran a free drop-in art workshop with Quito Ziegler at the Joan Mitchell Foundation, which started as a way to facilitate and create art projects with the transient LGBTQ youth he volunteered for at Sylvia’s Place emergency shelter, as well as “Arts in The Woods,” which brought these young adults upstate for a week of collective art and workshops. He has exhibited and performed on the streets and at the Kitchen, Aljira, Envoy Enterprises, Commonwealth & Council, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Judson Memorial Church, The Center for Book Arts, La Mama La Galleria, Dixon Place, Le Petit Versailles, Leslie Lohman Museum, Gene Frankel Theater, Emily Harvey Foundation, and other venues. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art In America, LA Weekly, Huffington Post, BlackBook, The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, ArtNEWS, Washington Post, among numerous other publications. He was previously the director of the Feature Hudson Foundation and currently manages Empirical Nonsense, an art space in the Lower East Side as well as curator of Glass Door Projects.
Ethan Shoshan’s residency is made possible through the ongoing studio partnership with Residency Unlimited.