Nirit Takele is an Ethiopian-born Jew who was born and raised in Ethiopia until 1991, when she made Aaliyah – the journey of moving to Israel – alongside 14,000+ Ethiopian Jews, including her family. However, this was no ordinary relocation; they left under a covert operation called ‘Operation Solomon’, led by the Israeli government, with an objective of secretly transporting thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in a time limit of 35 hours. Years later Nirit, who resides in Tel Aviv, Israel, is now an award-winning artist, having exhibited her work in many prestigious fairs and award shows. Mary Asseratte, a contributor to The Reporter, caught up with Nirit at her first European solo exhibition at the Addis Fine Art project space in London.
Nirit Takele presents Flying with Angels at Addis Fine Art
Mary Asseratte, The Reporter, December 15, 2018