Discovering Contemporary Art in Addis Ababa

Selamta, July 19, 2019

Described as one of the most important young galleries in the world by Artsy, Addis Fine Art is the capital’s leading contemporary gallery that focuses on the art of Ethiopia and its diaspora.

 

Founded by Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul, the gallery was conceived in 2013. Three years later, in January 2016, they opened the gallery’s main space in the heart of Addis Ababa with an innovative program of exhibitions, talks and events, featuring a diverse set of contemporary artists. The gallery quickly became the go-to place for Ethiopean art and, in October 2016, they opened a sister space in London to connect the artists with collectors in European markets.

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