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Gela 2 (Excerpt): Stop-action animation mixed materilas, on a single canvas, 2'

In this piece I am exploring the idea of Pluralism through autobiography. As a person of two cultures (Ethiopia and the US), I am in a continual dialogue between here and there, past and present, tradition and modernity. I require a narrative to reconcile these experiences. I currently perceive time and place as uncertain. This uncertainty makes time and place appear in my work as idealized or imagined. Since my present is not static my artwork needs to be experienced as continuously changing. My effort to make a narrative is left ambiguous, so that the line between what is real and what is imagined, what is sensical, and nonsensical becomes faint. By refusing a concrete representation, I have found the freedom to make art that is consistent with the flux of my life.

Exhibitions

2016: "Borderless: In Perspective", presented by New York Foundation for the Arts, Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin
2015:

"Palindrome", curated and presented by Art in General, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia

"Movement/History: Home", EX NUNC, online exhibition

"Movement/History: Home", EX NUNC, online exhibition

"Gela 2", AC Institute, New York, NY

2014:

"Set in Motion", Purdue University, Fountain Gallery, Lafayette, IN

"Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy"
-5TH Marrakech Biennale, Morocco
-Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, London, UK

"Pangea", New York State Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
"Talking Transition", New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

 

2013:

"INSTA /Show and Tell Media Festivals", University of Tennessee, Knoxville

"Public video screening", solo show, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

"Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy"
-Dresden, Germany
-Malmo, Sweden
-São Paulo, Brazil
-Clermont-Ferrand, France

2012

"The Santa Fe International New Media Festival", Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Multiplexer's September Exhibition", Las Vegas, NV

 

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