Visiting Artist Residency

Upcoming cycle: January - July 2019
Application deadline: October 1st, 2018, 11:59pm
$10 Application Fee

About the Visiting Artist Residency:

Who this residency is ideal for:

Established artists who would like to have a space to make work, while interacting with the Trestle & BAS community.

*Please note: we do not provide housing*

Download our Membership handbook here.

The Visiting Artist Residency allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Brooklyn Art Space and Trestle community. Each cycle,  one artist receives free Brooklyn Art Space Semi-Private studio membership for six months. The Visiting Resident Artist leads a monthly critique open to the public.


Current Visiting Artist

Ezra Wube (b.1980) is a Brooklyn based artist born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He works in mixed media; encompassing drawing, painting, installation, performance, photography and animation. His exhibitions include Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY (2017); The 13th Biennial de Lyon, Lyon, France (2015); Dak’Art 2014 Biennale, Dakar, Senegal (2014); The 18th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2013); and At the Same Moment, Time Square Arts Midnight Moment, New York, NY (2013). His residencies and awards include LMCC Workspace Residency Program (2016); Open Sessions Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (2016); Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant (2015); and the Triangle Arts Association Residency, Brooklyn, NY (2015). Ezra holds a B.F.A in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and an M.F.A in Painting Combined Media from Hunter College.


 Ezra Wube,  Gela 2,  still

Ezra Wube, Gela 2, still

"As a person who moved between geographies (Ethiopia, U.S.A.) time and place are no longer singular for me. I am in a continuous dialogue negotiating “Here” and “There”, “Old” and “New”. These fragmentations are reconciled through the story telling aspects of my work, as means to connects multiple realities. For me, an imaginative relationship is necessary to adapt to a new environment, to embrace the here and now, and to connect with the ephemeral in the everyday.

While collaging my past with present experiences, I attempt to make a third entity that is in both the past and the present in which places and time are continuously shifting."