Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Ed Woodham

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Ed Woodham (Photo by Victoria O’Neill)

A visual and performance artist, puppeteer, and curator, Ed Woodham employs humor, irony, subtle detournement, and a striking visual style in order to encourage greater consideration of–and provoke deeper critical engagement with–the urban environment. As founder and director of the arts collective 800 East in Atlanta Georgia (1990-98), he brought an artistic perspective to civic engagement, turning a derelict post-industrial space into a community arts center, reviving and sustaining both an artistic collective and the local neighborhood in the process. In 2005 Woodham created Art in Odd Places (AiOP) to present visual and performance art to reclaim public spaces in New York City and beyond. Woodham is a member of the faculty at NYU Hemispheric Institute for EMERGENYC teaching workshops in politically based public performances and at School of Visual Arts in NYC for City as Site: Public Art as Social Intervention.

Learn more on his website here.

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Ed Woodham, Danger Deep Water, 2014; Lloyd Park, London (photo by Shahin Shahablou)
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Leah Harper, Free Compliments, Art in Odd Places 2014: FREE (photo courtesy of artist)

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