About the artist
Joe Nanashe (b. 1979, Akron, Ohio) studied sculpture at the University of Akron, where he received his BFA. At Rutgers University, he began integrating performance, video, and installation into works that confront the viewer with issues of violence, control, humor, perception, and the body. He received his MFA in 2005 and the Paul Robeson Emerging Artist Award in 2005. Nanashe’s work has been included in multiple editions of the New York, Chicago, Boston, and Lausanne Underground Film Festivals, and has been exhibited internationally, including in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Canada, and Argentina.