TED EFREMOFF
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ABOUT

STATEMENT

My work deals with issues of displacement, marginalization, and integration. It extends beyond explorations of human societies to the influence humans have on nature.
My suspicion is that human creativity is not attached solely to the handle of art, but to ordinary activities that intersect every aspect of our lives. I am interested in the kind of literal and metaphoric travel through space and time that storytelling allows us to experience. The stories I tell focus on the creative solutions people find in living their daily lives. I aim to facilitate dialogue and engage people in questioning their relationship to the environmental and political status quo.
Spurred by my personal interest in social and environmental justice, I envision collaborative activity as an instrument that builds critical relationships between people. While the process of creating for (and with) others is a challenge, it provides a stimulus for discovery and discourse.
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Ted Efremoff

CURRICULUM VITAE

RESIDENCIES

2022 upcoming 
The Arctic Circle Summer Expedition, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
2019 
I-Park International Residency, Artist in Residence, East Haddam, CT, US
2016
Art Quarter Budapest, Artist in Residence, Budapest, Hungary
2013
Oryahovo International Residency, Artist in Residence, Oryahovo, Bulgaria
2012
Babayan Culture House, Artist in Residence, Cappadocia, Turkey
2012
Elsewhere Living Museum, Artist in Residence, Greensboro, NC, US
2011
Oryahovo International Residency, Artist in Residence, Oryahovo, Bulgaria
2010-11
Center for Community at Billings Forge, Hartford CT, US

GRANTS/AWARDS

2021
CSU AAUP Research Grant to create Sowing the Tempest: Seeds of Change in Climate Fact and Myth film, Russia, Norway, Alaska
2021
CCSU Sabbatical Award to create Sowing the Tempest: Seeds of Change in Climate Fact and Myth film, Alaska
2020
CSU AAUP Research Grant to edit A Refugee’s Guide to Rome film, Rome, Anzio, Italy
2019
CSU AAUP Research Grant to film A Refugee’s Guide to Rome film, Rome, Anzio, Italy
2018
Tenure Award, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
2018
CSU AAUP Research Grant to develop and film A Refugee’s Guide to Rome film, Rome, Anzio, Cuma, Pompeii, Italy
2018
CCSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, Oradea, Romania

SELECT FILM SCREENINGS

2021 upcoming
Director, A Refugee’s Guide to Rome, CRISIS / MIGRATION / INTEGRATION, CCSU Panel and film viewing, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, US
2021
Excerpt from A Refugee’s Guide to Rome, University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation’s webinar, in collaboration with the Nordic Africa Institute, titled, “Centering the Voices of African Migrants, worldwide screening from Johannesburg, South Africa
2021
Excerpt from Kuker/Muker, US state department Fulbright75 campaign, Fulbright at 75: Bulgarian – American Visions and Voices, worldwide screening from Sofia, Bulgaria
2018
Director, Mother Tongue, Partium Christian University, Oradea, Romania
2017
Director, The Healing Blues, Autorino Center for Arts and Humanities, University of St. Joseph, West Hartford, CT
2016
Director, Mother Tongue, Center for Social Innovation, Vienna, Austria

SELECT EXHIBITS

2021 group
Fulbright 75th Anniversary Virtual Art Exhibit
2021 group
Faculty Exhibition, Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery, New Britain, CT, US
2019 group
Then What If, New Media New Music, New England, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, US
2019 group
Weird and Beautiful Places, Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT, US
2017 group
Earth, Fire, Water, Air / The Elements of Climate Change, with students from Art 465/565 Social Practice / Environmental Art Course, CCSU Art Galleries, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain
2017 group
Apex, A Selection of Several Most Admired CT Artists by Art Directors and Curators Across the State, Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT, US
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