You saw one - you know all

Opening 15/07/2005, 20:00
Opening spreech:
Mdm Yenatfenta Abate
Mr. Worku Erge, Embassy of the Rep. of Ethiopia,

as envoy of the ambassador of the Rep. of Ethiopia. S.E. Mr Hiruy Amanuel

July 16, - August 20, 2005

Zeradawite Abate • Kerim Ahmed • Daniel Asfaw • Solomon Asfaw • Berhan Asmanaw • Seyoum Ayalew • Merikokeb Berhanu • Mihret Dawit • Hailemariam Dendir • Emac Eshete • Benyam Eyassu • Mulugeta Gebrekidan • Mekasha Haile • Tegene Kunbi • Baye Lakew • Engdaget Legesse • Matewos Legesse • Abera Mehari • Berhanu Mekonnen • Bereket T. Michael • Zeinu Mudeser • Wondwossen Tadesse • Eyob Tefera • Debebe Tesfaye • Nebyou Tesfaye • Nigatu Tsehay • Zerihun Workineh • Elias Worku • Projekt: Yenatfenta Abate


Most of the students who graduated from the University of Addis Abeba can easily be recognized by their works. Painting as the dominant medium, a particular way of applying the paint, structures which repeat themselves and even the subjects depicted point to a situation of artistic isolation.

This provocative suggestion was reason enough for the Hamburg-based artist Yenatfenta Abate to organize, in cooperation with Hamburg´s University for fine art, a workshop taking place in the Ethiopian capital. Ten current and ten former students of the University of Addis Abeba were participating. On the recommendation of curator Meskerem Assegued, five more artists have made available their paintings as workshop results.

(plus three Guests as members of the forthcoming workshop.)

As a special support, all 28 paintings will be displayed in my gallery.


Diashow: Overview and Paintings

our page from Yenafenta Abate

Invitation. pdf