Ed Woodham has been active in community art, education, and civic interventions across media and culture for more than 35 years. A visual and performance artist, curator, and educator, Woodham employs humor, irony, subtle detournement, and a striking visual style to encourage greater consideration of – and provoke deeper critical engagement with – the urban environment. Woodham created Art in Odd Places (AiOP) to present visual and performance art to reclaim public spaces in New York City and beyond since 2005. Woodham teaches workshops in politically based public performances at NYU Hemispheric Institute for EmergeNYC and at School of Visual Arts in NYC for City as Site: Performance and Social Intervention. In 2017, he was an artist-in-residence at the Department of Art, Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and in 2018 artist-in-residence at the Department of Art at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. At MacDowell, he began the public performance work, Absurdity Emergency! by creating costumes for the Queer Guard.
Ed Woodham worked in the Adams studio.
Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…