Addis Fine Art is pleased to announce our participation in the very first edition of UNTITLED, ART Online, showcasing the work of a new artist on our roster, Tsedaye Makonnen.
Makonnen is a multidisciplinary artist whose studio, curatorial, and research-based practice threads together her identity as a daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, a Black American woman, doula, and a mother. Makonnen invests in the transhistorical forced migration of Black communities across the globe and Feminism. Her work is both an intimate memorialization and a protective sanctuary for Black lives.
She is the recent recipient of a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, DC Public Library Maker Residency, and Art on the Vine’s Savage-Lewis Artist Residency (Martha's Vineyard). She has performed at the Venice Biennale, Art Basel Miami, Chale Wote (Ghana), El Museo del Barrio, Fendika (Ethiopia), FIAP (Martinique), Queens Museum, the Smithsonian’s and more. Her light monuments memorializing Black womxn exhibited at the August Wilson Center and National Gallery of Art. In 2019 she was on the front cover of the Washington City Paper's People Issue. She recently curated a group show with Washington Project for the Arts in DC titled Black Women as/and the Living Archive and is publishing an exhibition book. This August she is exhibiting for Park Avenue Armory’s ‘100 Years | 100 Women’ with NYU Tisch & Deb Willis, which was recently featured in Vogue Magazine.