Dawit Abebe

Dawit Abebe

Opere

Biografia

Born in 1978, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
In Dawit Abebe’s observations of human kind, strange figures turn away from the world. As silent witnesses, their often-gaunt affliction and melancholic surroundings suggest they are bodies in exile, or the subjects of an unknown trauma. Together, they command the foreground of Abebe’s narrative drawings, in which proportions become distorted through surreal re-imaginings of a parallel reality. Their limbering forms can be seen hurling shadows along vertical lines, as their bodies dwarf cities in their wake. Devoid of individual description, these hybrid ‘beings’ become stationed in permanent view, eclipsing whatever there is to be witnessed ahead of them: the fate of mankind perhaps

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Solo Exhibition, Addis Fine Art, Addis Ababa (Forthcoming)
2017
Solo Exhibition at Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin (Forthcoming)
“Quo Vadis?”, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London
Art Dubai, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
2016
VOLTA NY Art Fair, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Pier 90, New York
2015
Kristin Hjellegjerde, London
2012
X Privacy, Alliance ethio- francaise, Addis Ababa
2010
Dawit Collection, Alliance éthio-française, Dire Dawa
2009
Pin Codes, Alliance ethio- francaise, Addis Ababa
2006
Green women, Alliance ethio- francaise, Addis Ababa

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
VOLTA13, Markthalle, Basel
Everything Exists Now, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London
2016
What about Africa?, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam
2015
Concerning The Internal, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi
START Art Fair, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London
Visibles/Invisibles: L’Afrique Urbaine et ses Marges, Fondation Blachere, Apt
Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town
Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London
2014
Silver Sea cross-ship, Tour exhibition
Trade Roots, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London
Habesha Art Collection, National Museum, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia
Habesha Collection, National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Sound of Changes, Ethiopian Modern Art Museum, Addis Ababa
East Africa Encounters, Circle Art Agency, Nairobi
Circle Art Agency Auction, Nairobi
2013
Art of Ethiopia, Sheraton, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia
Cutlog Art Fair, Paris, France
2010
Alliances en résonance, Paris, France.
Saint-Sauveur, France
Al Bastakiya, Art Fair, Dubai
2009
East Africa Art, Biennale, Tanzania
2008
Langano 2, Alliance ethio – française, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Langano 1, French Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2007
Habesha Art Show, Lela gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art and Design, Ethiopia
Residence of First Secretary of USA Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Speak Africa, UNICEF, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Zero Gravity, LELA Art gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Engineering Tomorrow, Addis Ababa Faculty of technology, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2005
Ethiopia Remix, Alliance ethio – française, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
American Community School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2004
Addis Art gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Friendship, Saron Studio, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Photography exhibition, German school, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Habesha, Alliance ethio – francaise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2003
Body corps, Alliance ethio – francaise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2002
Habesha Art studio, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Habesha Art studio, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2001
Residence of first Secretary of Spain Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
University School of Fine Art and Design, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia