The Armory Show: Merikokeb Berhanu

711 12th Avenue, Pier 94 New York City, 5 - 8 March 2020 
Pier 94 | Booth P13

Addis Fine Art is pleased to announce its participation in The Armory Show 2020, taking place in New York City from 5 to 8 March. The gallery will be presenting a solo show of new works by Ethiopian contemporary artist Merikokeb Berhanu.


Merikokeb Berhanu (Merikokeb) was born in 1977 and raised in Addis Ababa, where she graduated from the Addis Ababa University, Ale School of Fine Arts and Design in 2002. Trained by an elite group of Modernist artists at the influential art school, she is one of a generation of Ethiopian painters who are starting to make an impact in the international art world. Engaging with a long and deeply-rooted tradition of Ethiopian painting, Merikokeb's works feature abstract forms with dense backgrounds that interact with organic symbols. Informed by the physical structures of the city of Addis Ababa as well as the artist's psychological musings, the rich imagery within her paintings manifest a sensitive understanding of personal and collective life in all- encompassing, complex compositions.


Wednesday, March 4 | Invitation Only

Thursday, March 5 | 12-8 pm

Friday, March 6 | 12-8 pm

Saturday, March 7 | 12-7 pm

Sunday, March 8 | 12-6 pm