Column of Rhythm: Tadesse Mesfin

13 October - 16 December 2022 London

Addis Fine Art is delighted to announce the second European solo  exhibition by Tadesse Mesfin.


Tadesse holds a unique position as  both a figurehead of the Ethiopian modernist movement and as a  long-time educator through his role as a professor at the influential  Alle School of Fine Art and Design in Addis Ababa. 


Tadesse’s latest work is a continuation of his ongoing series  celebrating the women who work as small-holder vendors in  markets scattered across Ethiopian cities, who can typically be  found standing or crouched down with their agricultural produce  scattered in front of them, hoping to entice the eye of potential  customers. As a visual paean to them, Tadesse places their  occupations and personae front and centre, and the viewer is  encouraged to appreciate their importance to the communities  they serve.