“Climate + – “

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.

“Climate + – “


In Ethiopia plastic jerrycans, called jerekinas, are part of the landscape and part of every household on the countryside. They are used for carrying water and then as containers for all kind of things. While both boys and girls carry water, boys use the jerrycans while some girls still use traditional clay pots. Kebreab´s project focuses on reflecting a “critical dialogue of containers”. He plans to build a sculptural object with a mixture of jerrycans and clay plots to raise questions about the use or need for these two different types of containers. The containers will be used for growing edible plants, thus becoming a living sculpture. The project will involve the local school, the pupils and their parents. The jerrycans will be collected from local families in exchange for clay pots. The school environmental club will be responsible for keeping the sculpture alive – and has a right to the food grown on it. In addition, a workshop is planned to develop new designs for clay containers used for water transport based on a “needs assessment” of the children and people carrying the water.

About SurVivArt

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung central office in Berlin, Germany in cooperation with some of its regionals offices develops SurVivart, a project which through artistic and cultural actions, will propose a reflection on how sustainable practices can be incorporated in everyday life. More

SurVivArt Exhibition 2012

    SurVivArt - Arts for the right to a Good Life
    Exhibition February 5 - 24, 2012

    at the galleries:

  • Meinblau
  • Mikael Andersen
  • Pfefferberg, Christinenstrasse 18/19, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

    Opening Sunday February 5, 2012. 18:00

    Pressekontakt Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung:
    Karoline Hutter, Pressesprecherin, E-Mail: hutter@boell.de, Tel.: 030 - 285 34-202
    Achim Klapp, E-Mail: ak@achimklapp.de, klapp@boell.de, Tel.: 030 - 257 97 016

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