Artist; Co-Founder, For Freedoms
Eric Gottesman is an artist who makes images and social interventions addressing nationalism, migration, conflict, structural violence, colonialism, and intimate relations. His projects have been shown at health conferences, in government buildings and public spaces, and on indigenous reserves as well as at MoMA/PS1, MFA Boston, Cornell Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Center of Photography, MoCA Cleveland, and Addison Gallery of American Art. Sudden Flowers, his decade-long collaborative project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resulted in street installations and a collective monograph. Gottesman is a Creative Capital Artist, Fulbright Fellow, Artadia awardee, and co-founder of the art and civic engagement initiativeFor Freedoms, which won the 2017 Infinity Award. He teaches art at SUNY-Purchase College.