Exhibition & Residency:
December 1 – December 31, 2010
Ala Ebtekar describes his work as a visual crossroad where present day events meet history and mythology. As a young teenager he joined the seminal group K.O.S. (Kids of Survival), working with artist Tim Rollins on collaborative artworks involving groups of urban youth. He received his BA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA degree from Stanford University.
His work has been exhibited internationally and was recently featured in three group exhibitions, One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, originating at the Asia Society, NYC, the 2008 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Bay Area Now 5 show, and the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. He is a visiting lecturer at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Ala Ebtekar lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.