Explorations of community drive my artistic pursuits. I have worked within queer and “minority” communities helping to facilitate creative exchanges through visual media, performance, sound, video, installation, workshops, clothes and cooking. These projects have all set out to uncover and connect personal, political and social experiences within and between different communities. My project, I’m thinking of you even when I’m kissing another boy, engages storytelling traditions, unraveling personal moments of intimacy that are woven into a shared collective experience, allowing the audience to feel and engage connections in their own lives.
Born in Brooklyn NY in 1980, Ethan Shoshan is a social ecologist who uses relational aesthetics to highlight the importance of everyday gestures. He is a collaborator/co-founder of the it/EQ Community Arts Collective, showcasing creative multicultural exchanges. He has exhibited and performed on the streets and at the Kitchen, Envoy Enterprises, Momenta Art, Collective Unconscious, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Dixon Place, Galeria De La Raza, Le Petit Versailles, Issue Project Room, ABC No Rio, Judson Memorial Church, 92nd St Y, and other venues. His previous projects have been reviewed in The New York Times, Art In America, BlackBook, The NJ Star Ledger, The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Washington Post and have aired on TV. He was the recipient of grant from the Puffin Foundation for his community-based projects and participated in anti-racist trainings as a residency of Soulforce Q.