Education
2009: Kushi Institute, Macrobiotic Leadership Certification
2008 –2009: Integral Yoga Institute, NYC Yoga Certification
1998 – 2003: Rutgers University, New Jersey
B.S. in Physics and Visual Arts, High Honors

 

Awards + Residencies
Engaging Artists Residency, NYC 2016
Gene Frankel Theater Residency, NYC 2015
LMCC Fund for Creative Communities Grant for Werrrqshop, NYC 2015
Basic Finance for Artists & Artist Summer Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC 2014
Byrdcliffe Art Colony Fellowship Artist in Residence, NY 2013
NYFA Emergency Relief Fund, NY 2013
Commonwealth & Council Artist Residency, Los Angeles, CA 2011
Soulforce Q Residency, Austin, TX 2009
CineSlam Residency, Brattleboro, VT 2009
Puffin Foundation Grant for Community Arts Project in San Francisco, CA 2006
Makor Artist in Residence, Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y, NY 2006

 

Solo Exhibitions
2012
Strange Birds, The Center for Book Arts, NYC
2011
Falling Towards Light, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Escape to Uranus DVD Release, NP Contemporary Arts Center, NYC
Escape to Uranus, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, NYC
I’m always thinking of you even when I’m kissing another boy, Aljira, Newark, NJ
2009
I’m always thinking of you even when I’m kissing another boy, Envoy Enterprises, NYC
2006
The Secret Society, Galeria De La Raza, San Francisco, CA
2005
Fruits of Labor, Le Petit Versailles, NYC

 

Group Exhibitions + Performances   
2017
NY Art Book Fair (Printed Matter), MoMa PS1, NYC
Hope Lives 2, curated by Chev d’Orange, Le Petit Versailles, NYC
Cheeto Side of Heaven, Art Market Provincetown Gallery, MA
HE, curated by Robert Summers and Stiofan O’Ceallaigh, Last Projects, Los Angeles CA
Collective Thinking, For Freedoms, WRRQ Collective @ Aperture Foundation, NYC
“Noir” Defining the Melodrama, Longwood Arts Gallery @ Hostos, NYC
24 Bond Arts Center Benefit, Gene Frankel Theater, NYC
2016
Open Rehearsals for Disappearing Into the Ocean, Gene Frankel Theater, NYC
Night Flights to Venus, DreamHouse, NYC
Watermill Center 23rd Summer Benefit Auction, Watermill, NY
Summer Nights on Jupiter, que he estado llorando por tu amor / que he estado, The Le Petit Versailles, NYC
Screen Tests, Art Market Provincetown Gallery, MA
2015
D.I.C.T.I.O.N.A.R.Y, The Spectrum, NYC
Kathleen White: The Spark Between L and D, PPOW Gallery, NYC
Screen Test for Disappearing into the Ocean, Leslie Lohman Prince Street Project Space, NYC
Screen Test Boulevard in the Sand, Fire Island Performative tour with Visual AIDS, Fire Island Artist Residency and New York Performance Artist Collective, NY
Provincetown Film Festival, Art Market Provincetown Gallery, MA
Paella Pop, Brooklyn, NYC
#Interface, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, NYC
2014
MIX NYC 2014 Queer Experimental Film Festival, MIX Hive, Brooklyn, NYC
The Artist is Not Present, curated performances by Runn Shayo, Chashama, NYC
Manifest, Encuentro 2014 Performance Festival, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, NYU and Concordia University, Montreal Canada
Objects of Poetic Reaction, Greenpoint Palace, NYC
Know Who You Are At Every Age, Bronx River Art Center & BronxArtSpace, NYC
Saudade, Queens Museum, NYC
2013
Hair-Code, online exhibition with The Vienna Memory Project curated by Ildiko Meny, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Byrdcliffe Art Colony Open Studios, Woodstock NY
LA is Burning, Curated by Robert Summers, This Is Not An Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Epitaph, Gene Frankel Theater, NYC
Not Over, Visual AIDS exhibition curated by Sur Rodney Sur + Kris Nuzzi, La Mama La Galleria, NYC
Real Time, Artists’ Studios Pop-Up Exhibition, NYC
2012
Papryi, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice Italy
2011
Failed States, curated by Wayne Northcross, Cuchifritos, NYC
Genitalia, Gayleria, Hombres Lounge, NYC
Thirty Everything, curated by Dan Fishback, Dixon Place, NYC
First Fridays, International Playground, Los Angeles, CA
Collective Show Los Angeles, Silvershed, Los Angeles, CA
2010
NYC Emerging Talented Visual Arts Community, Rush Arts Gallery, NYC
NYC Emerging Talented Visual Arts Community, Essex Street Market, NYC
Brother My Lover X, hosted by Robert Smith, NP Contemporary Art Center, NYC
Commonwealth, curated by Young Chung, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
Even When I’m With Him, curated by Pato Herbert, XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna Austria
Ides of March, ABC No Rio, NYC
2009
CineSlam, Brattleboro, VT
Northside Arts Festival, Momenta Art, NYC
Web Release + For You, Envoy Enterprises, NYC
Chain of Love, Momenta Art, NYC
Handmade Paper & Artist Books, Ice House, Morgan Arts Council, WV
La Vie en Rose, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark NJ
Chemical Utopia, CSV Cultural Center, NYC
Detainee Wear, Bluedahlias Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Cocoon, Full Moon Evening, 92Y Tribeca, NYC
2008
The B-Sides, curated by Edwin Ramoran, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Inquiry: NYU Queer Arts Festival, Kimmel Center, NYC
MIX 21 Film Festival, The Seaport Museum, NYC
Democracy In America, The Armory, Creative Time, NYC
Ides of March, ABC No Rio, NYC
Finocchio, Gene Frankel Theater, NYC
2007
20 Years of Dedication to Demanding Experimental Queer Films, MIX NYC Film Festival curator, NYC
Spoken Word, curated by Mathieu Copeland for Performa’07, Swiss Institute, NYC
The Red Badge of Courage, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ
Loyal Rooftops, Galerie Loyal, Kassel, Germany
reLOVution, Colony Arts Center, Woodstock, NY
The Art of Drag, Fresh Fruit Festival, Cherry Lane Theater, NYC
Chocolate City, MNN, Cable Access TV Show, NYC
Peace Action Coalition Exhibit, Judson Memorial Church, NYC
MANifest, curated by Leor Grady, Makor/Steinhardt Center, 92nd St Y, NYC
2006
MIX 19: The GateCrashers, MIX NYC GLBT Film Festival, 3LD, NYC
Haulter Skelter in the Garden of Earthly Delights, Nowhere Bar, NYC
Chocolate City Screening, Carlito’s Café, NYC
little dreamO in slumberland, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn
Anti-Violence Mural Project, El Balazo 18 Art Gallery, San Francisco
Crash Cabaret, Roxy Theater, San Francisco
Margarita Fridays (curated by Meredith Arena), Pochron Studios, Brooklyn
He Can Dance if He Wants To (curated by Arthur Aviles) Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx
Queering Sound ’06, The Warehouse Theater, Washington, DC
Wanderings, 92nd St Y Makor/Steinhardt Center, NYC
Tragic Bride Fashion Victim (curated by Ethan Shoshan) MIX NYC & Collective Unconscious, NYC
3rd Rail Revisited: An Evening of Al Hansen Performance, Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC
Tonight We Dye, Ukranian National House, NYC
EnGendered Species, CSULB Gatov and Merlino Galleries, Long Beach, CA
EnGendered Species, Advocate Gallery at the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
No More Drama II: The Saga Continues (curated by Edwin Ramoran), Center for Book Arts, NYC
Racing Pages (curated by Rory Golden), LGBT Community Center, NYC
Moving Men (curated by Arthur Aviles) Dixon Place, NYC
2005
Time Travel, the Bistro, NYC
Serenading the Death of the Big Cup, site specific, the Big Cup, NYC
Hey, Is That a Boy or a Girl?” Artists Look at Gender, Warehouse Theater, Washington, DC
Groundwork: Space and Place in American Cultures, American Studies Association Conference, Washington, DC
Crushed Crushes, ARC Gallery, Chicago
The Emperor’s Premiere, Gowanus Arts, Brooklyn
The Emperor’s Premiere, Fresas y Chocolates, Bronx, NY
The Emperor’s Premiere, Liquid Sky, Guerneville, CA
The Emperor’s Premiere, Le Petit Versailles, New York
Let’s Take the Role (curated by LTTR) The Kitchen, New York
2004
Sand, Sea, Sky, site specific, Oahu, HI
Papierbomben, site specific, Frankfurt, Cologne, Germany; Honolulu, Kauai, Hawaii; New York, Brooklyn, Queens, NY; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; and San Francisco, Oakland, CA
The Wedding Project (curated by Jennifer Musawwir and Melissa Potter) 65 Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2002
Freak Show (curated by Jennifer Musawwir) MUSAWWIR Art Space, New Jersey
Pause, BFA thesis show, MGSA Gallery, New Jersey
Writing on the Wall, visual poetry exhibition, T.W. Wood Gallery and Art Center, Vermont

 

Public Talks + Panels
2017
Artist talk for International Center of Photography class called “Daily Practice”
2013
NYSCA regrant review panel for community arts grants
2012
NYSCA regrant review panel for community arts grants
BCA grant review panel for BRIO Awards to artists (Bronx Recognizes Its Own)
Guest Speaker on the relationships of socially relevant art practices in museums and exhibitions for class on Relational Aesthetics, Otis College of Art & Design
2011
Quest for Home; an interpretation of Jewish Diaspora in a working practice, Artist talk for “Postcolonial Theory and Art Practices,” Otis College of Art & Design
2010
The Artist-Citizen, panel discussion with CUE Art Foundation & Elizabeth Foundation for The Arts

 

Publications + Press

  • Breadcrumbs, Ethan Shoshan, self-published, 2017
  • “CityViews: De Blasio Admin’s Move On Land Trusts Reflects Good Idea, Great Organizing,” Sam Miller and Arvernetta Henry, City Limits, July 21, 2017 (PDF)
  • East End Photography Show has Downtown Vibe, Provincetown Banner, Vol 23 #23, June 8, 2017 (PDF)
  • Cheeto Side of Heaven, Provincetown Magazine, Vol 40 #8, June 8-14, 2017 (PDF)
  • Platform 2016: Lost and Found, Allied Productions Zine, DanSpace, 2016
  • Emergency INDEX: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, Vol. 4, edited by Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary, Ugly Duckling Presse 2015
  • “The WERRRQSHOP is becoming the kind of intergenerational space of positive energy we imagined.” Interview with Visual AIDS’ Alex Fialho, Quito Ziegler and Ethan Shoshan, Visual AIDS Blog Monday, February 9th, 2015 (PDF)
  • “Authentic Success,” Gary Indiana, ArtNEWS February 2015 (PDF)
  • What Matters, edited & published by Quito Ziegler + Ethan Shoshan, Werrrqshop Zine, Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2014
  • VacZine, published and edited by Walt Cessna, 2014
  • “In the Shadow of Constellations,” Ethan Shoshan, On-Verge Cue Art Foundation Blog August 20, 2013 (PDF)
  • “Art Review,” Holland Cotter, New York Times, Friday, June 21, 2013 (PDF)
  • “Give Me Just a Little More Time,” Ethan Shoshan, Visual AIDS Blog, June 19, 2013 (PDF)
  • “What Is Lost and What Remains at Not Over: 25 Years of Visual AIDS,” Emily Colucci, Filthy Dreams Blog, June 15, 2013 (PDF)
  • “Just Do Art!” Scott Stiffler, Chelsea Now, March 7-20, 2012 (PDF)
  • “Wednesday Exhibitions: Ethan Shoshan’s Miss Piggy,” Christina Squitieri, Center For Book Arts Blog, February 15, 2012 (PDF)
  • “Brothers in Forearms,” Wendy Gilmartin, LA Weekly, Nov 4-10, 2011 (PDF)
  • Petite Mort, Recollections of a Queer Public, organized and edited by Joshua Lubin-Levy and Carlos Motta, Forever and Today, Inc 2011.
  • “Ethan Shoshan: Show and Tell,” Elora Tocci, GALA Magazine, May 14, 2011 (PDF)
  • “Haiku Reviews: Love, Dolls And Rhinos | Berkely, Los Angeles, Culver City,” Peter Frank, Huffington Post, February 17, 2011 (PDF)
  • “I feel like peeling it off the paper,” Sami Martin Sarmiento, stylismms | sos | saga of sami, February 15, 2011 (PDF)
  • 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #2, published and edited by Darin Klein, small press edition of 100, 2010 (LINK)
  • I’m always thinking of you even when I’m kissing another boy, Ethan Shoshan, Disiterate Press 2010 (BUY BOOK)
  • “I’m always thinking of you even when I’m kissing another boy,” Jill Conner, Art Quips, March 26, 2010 (PDF)
  • “Newark: Ethan Shoshan at Aljira,” Jess Wheaton, Little Paper Planes Blog, March 9, 2010 (PDF)
  • “Correct Culture: Man Bags, Muffinhead, Max Steele,” Walt Cessna, BlackBook, Pop Culture, October 19, 2009 (PDF)
  • “You Missed It: Ethan Shoshan,” John Leon, Art In America, News & Opinion, September 3, 2009 (PDF)
  • “Porno-rigami,” Ecrans.fr, September 30, 2009 (PDF)
  • “Les étoiles du porno,” Liberation.fr, October 1, 2009 (PDF)
  • “Pornigami,” Blogadilla.com, July 15, 2009 (PDF)
  • Noncot.com “23188” (PDF)
  • “Porn Star Origami,” Chris Burns, WorldFamousDesignJunkies.com, July 10, 2009 (PDF)
  • “Ethan Shoshan – Web Release, Weave Mater, and the Silent Protest!,” ArtByDavey, Red Velvet Roses Magazine, June 7th 2009
  • “The House Party Spirit in All its Glory,” Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times, Arts & Entertainment Section, December 28, 2008 (PDF)
  • “House Party Environment Captured in New Exhibit,” Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger, December 7, 2008 (PDF)
  • “First Look: Unnata Aerial Yoga”Channel 4 News, September 6, 2008.
  • Ides of March, Exhibition Catalog, ABC No Rio March 2008 (PDF)
  • Shell Fischer, “Food Not Bombs,” Shell Fischer, Brooklyn Rail April 2008 (PDF)
  • “Exhibits Showcase Newark Artists,” Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger, Arts Section, November 11th, 2007 (PDF)
  • “Headlines,” Plot #2, LPV & Allied Productions Inc. Small Press Publication 2007 (PDF)
  • “Anastasi’s Army,” Oly’s Musings, January 27, 2007 (PDF)
  • “Art in Review,” Holland Cotter, review of “No More Drama: The Saga Continues,” NY Times, June 16th, 2006 (PDF)
  • “He Can Dance If He Wants To,” Jennifer Dunning, NY Times, June 16th, 2006 (PDF)
  • “Art in Three Dimensions,” Anne McKeown, in Papermaking for Printmakers by Elspeth Lamb, A & C Black Publishers, London 2006 (PDF)
  • No More Drama: The Saga Continues, Exhibition catalogue, The Center for Book Arts, NYC 2006 (PDF)
  • “Leslie/Lohman: A Tribute,” The Journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation Number 19 Spring 2006 (PDF)
  • “The Cut-Ups,” Swoon Magazine, Spring 2006 (PDF)
  • “Total Bequest Live,” David Velasco, Artforum.com, April 28th2006 (PDF)
  • Money For Food Press Publications, Printed Matter, NYC.
  • LPVTV, a 13 part weekly cable TV series by Allied Productions, Inc. aired 3/19/06 – 6/11/06 on MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Networks) channel 56 (PDF)
  • “Boys & Girls and everything in between,” Greg Marzullo, Washington Blade, Nov 11th 2005 (PDF)
  • “D.C. an Unwilling Canvas For His Works of Protest,” Jonathan Padget, Washington Post, November 10th 2005 (PDF)
  • Paper Bombs, Ethan Shoshan, Disiterate Press, NJ 2004 – ongoing. Traveling performance published postcards which confronts political issues of transit, public/private space, tourism, and security. Performed as part of American Studies Association Annual Conference and Publication, Groundworks: Space and Place in American Cultures, Nov 2005.
  • ABC No Rio 25th Anniversary Benefit Auction, October 20th, 2005 (PDF)
  • “Le Petit Versailles: Let Them Eat Cake on Avenue C,” Mikal Saint George, Trigger Magazine,July 2005 (PDF)
  • “Praise and Protest for HRC,” Mike Lavers, New York Blade, February 11th, 2005 (PDF)
  • “Bloomberg Endures Boos at HRC Dinner,” Paul Schindler, Gay City News, Vol 4, Issue 5, Febuary 10-17 2005 (PDF)
  • “The Wedding Project,” Shane McAdams, The Brooklyn Rail, October 2004 (PDF)
  • “The Wedding Project,” Bethany Clark, Sugarzine.com, October 2004 (PDF)
  • Project Most: Getting the Most Out of School Time, project with after-school children, small press brochure, 2004 (PDF)
  • “Amagansett Applied Arts,” Susan Gosin, Hand Papermaking Magazine, WINTER 2003, Volume 18, Number 2 (PDF)
  • “In the Gallery,” Joan Baum, The Southampton Independent, No. 10, July 30, 2003 (PDF)
  • “Trip to Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper and to the Zimmerli Museum; New Brunswick, NJ, December 7, 2002.” Gillian Greenhill Hannum, The Print Club of New York, Inc. Winter 2003 (PDF)
  • Romance: A Polivocal Collection, Ethan Shoshan, Disiterate Press, NJ, 2002. Thesis book published describing relations based on romance, language, and translation through metaphors, symbols, and representations.
  • “World Record Kicks Off City-Wide Festival: Printmaking as a Populist Art Form,” Philadelphia Print Collaborative, September 22, 2002 (PDF)
  • PPPL Hosts Next Generation of Scientists,” DOE Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Newsletter Vol 22, No 13, August 27, 2001 (PDF)