“We believe building both the local and international markets simultaneously will be key to long-term growth and appreciation of art from this region,” Sile says. “Artists should have a strong collector base at home, and be part of the wider contemporary art discourse with their counterparts on the world stage.”
“Our mission was to be a local space with an international platform,” Sile says. Ultimately, the galleryʼs aims are to promote their countryʼs rich artistic heritage and contemporary art to the rest of the world. Addis Fine Art has exhibited and worked with approximately 20 artists and represents 12, including names such as Girma Berta, Tizita Berhanu and Eyerusalem Jirenga, Tadesse Mesfin and Wosene Kosrof.