Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of art and design in the U.S. This upcoming fall semester Oded Ezer will bring his talents to RISD for a residency.
On campus, Ezer will be teaching a course on typography. While in residence, Ezer will have two exhibitions that will feature his work – one at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Center Gallery and one at the Brown RISD Hillel Gallery.
Ezer’s time at RISD is made possible by the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program, an initiative of the Israel Institute that brings Israeli artists—among them filmmakers, choreographers, musicians, writers and visual artists—for residencies at top universities and other cultural organizations in North America, with a focus on fostering interaction between the artists and the communities in which they are based. The goal is to expose a broader audience to contemporary Israeli culture. Ezer is one of 10 visiting artists who will be in residencies throughout the country as part of the program, founded in 2008 by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, which is part of the Schusterman Philanthropic Network.
“What makes The Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program unique and so effective is that it allows members of the host community and the visiting artists to connect in a variety of settings—from formal to informal, Jewish to non-Jewish—over a significant period of time, rather than the more traditional one-off experience,” says Marge Goldwater, the program’s director. “As we look back on the first five years, we see that the success of the residencies has prompted host institutions to find ways to bring Israeli cultural leaders to their communities after the Schusterman artist has left.”
RISD is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of design in the U.S. On campus, Ezer will be teaching a course on typography