Leikun Nahusenay was born in Addis Ababa in 1982. While primarily identifying himself as a self-taught artist, he nonetheless completed his art degrees from the Ale School of Fine Arts (2006) and Teferi Mekonnen School (2011). His multidiscipline practice is based in Addis Ababa, where he works from the Nas Gedame studio. He is also a member of the Netsa Art Village and contributes to the growing Ethiopian art scene.
His work has been shown at numerous exhibitions, including Addis Calling Group Show, Addis Fine Art (2016), Draw Me A Castle, Alliance Ethio-Française, Addis Ababa (2011) and The Fine Line Between, Lela Gallery (2008). Recent solo exhibitions include Child Art 1, Lela Gallery, Addis Ababa (2011), Cartoon Relief Sculpture at Grazmach Tasse Cultural Centre and Trinity at Alliance Ethio-Française, Addis Ababa (2009). He took part in the fourth annual Photographer's Portfolio meeting at the Bamako Encounters Biennale.