Artists: Kebreab Demeke, Robel Temesgen
Local curator: Mesrekem Assegued
Documentation: Robel Temesgen
Robel Temesgen (Ethiopia)
Ethiopian artist graduated from the School of Fine Arts and Design in Addis Abeba.
He has participated in several workshops and courses on advocacy training, and children and youth social problematic. He works as graduate Assistant at the Department of Painting in the School of Fine Arts and Design and exhibition coordinator at the Gojo Art Gallery. He has worked as a cartoonist, illustrator as well as in radio and video productions. He has been Youth facilitator for an UNICEF Ethiopia project. He is currently working in paintings and Video Art dealing with social issues.
Robel has participated in several group exhibitions in Ethiopia, USA and German
Kebreab Demeke (Ethiopia)
Ethiopian artist graduated in painting from the School of Fine Arts and Design in Addis Abeba. He is a founding member of Niten Art Studio and 41 Art Studio. Besides his paintings he has worked in the illustration and design fields. Kebreab has participated in several group exhibitions in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian anthropologist and curator who, in coordination with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung office in Ethiopia, selected the artists invited to apply for the SurVivArt project and collaborated in their final selection.
She is the founding director of ZCAC (Zoma Contemporary Art Center) – an eco-sensitive, multidisciplinary artist-in-residence center with locations in Addis Ababa and Harla, a small village near Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. ZCAC Harla is currently being constructed using a combination of traditional and modern techniques with an emphasis on minimizing ecological impact. ZCAC offers residency programs for both Ethiopian and international artists.
Meskerem has curated numerous exhibitions both in Ethiopia and abroad. She was a member of the selection committee for the 2004 Dak’Art biennial, an organizer of the international Art Critics Association (AICA) workshop in Ethiopia (2005), the visual art curator of Green Flame for the New Crowned Hope festival directed by Peter Sellars in Vienna, Austria (2006), and a member of the selection committee for the 2007 Venice Biennial. Meskerem has also written several articles on art and culture in newspapers, journals and catalogs.