Artists | Assefa Gebrekidan

2016
Tiisetso Molobi
Lazi Mathebula
Pamela Clarkson
Atta Kwami
Mongezi Ncaphayi
Em'kal Eyongakpa

2015
Atef Berredjem
Rehema Chachage
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rasoul

2014
Moshekwa Langa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere

2013
Ashraf Moneim
Awaad Issa
Lara Bourdin
Zanele Muholi
Louis Boshoff
Ruan Hoffmann
Krishna Luchoomun
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers

2012
Koyo Kouoh
Michele Tabor
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede

2011
Hasan and Husain Essop
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Leo Lefort

2010
Akintunde Akinleye
Akirash
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye

2009
Adriaan de Villiers
Hadia Gana
Zanele Muholi

2007
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan

2006
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita

2005
Rehab El Sadek

2003
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpé

2002
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Darryl Accone
Nawaal Deane
Henk Rossouw
Rafs Mayet
Louis Mhlanga

2001
Krishna Luchoomun

2000
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl

1999
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer

1998
Mustafa Maluka

1997
Shepard Mtyshelwa
Liza du Plessis
Allina Ndebele
Greg Streak
Dominic Tshabangu

1996
Stephen Maqashela

1995
Ina van zyl
Progress Matubako

1993
Tito Zungu
Noria Mbabasa
Helen Sebidi
Sue Williamson
David Koloane
Andries Botha
Pat Mautloa

1992
Sandra Kriel
Clifford Charles
Dianse Paulse
Sarah Tabane

Ethiopia
Assefa Gebrekidan
Assefa Gebrekidan

Assefa Gebrekidan Born in Axum, Ethiopia 1973, Assefa Gebrekidan lives and Works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His sculptural installations are grounded in graphic composition and drawing from life. Gebrekidan trained in sculpture at the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and Design, where he was introduced to Russian constructivist sculpture. Ethiopia had political links with Russia in the late 20th century. After graduating in 1996, for several years he taught art in the Mekele Fina Art School in the north of the country. In this period he made large temporary sculptures in unfired clay which he arranged and photographed against the sky, before destroying them. Returning to Addis Ababa, he experimented with Works incorporating found materials and light in darkened spaces. His solo exhibition 'Light and Dark', took place at Zoma Contemporary Art Centre, Addis Ababa in 2003. In 2004 he exhibited in the Dak-Art Biennial, Dakar, Senegal and Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France and made his first international solo exhibition 'A Glimmer of Hope' at Camden Arts Centre, 2005.

Assefa Gebrekidan links

www.biennaledakar.org/2004/artistes.php3?id_rubrique

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