Dubai Connections: Eight Highlights at Art Dubai

Rebecca Anne Proctor, Ocular, March 31, 2021

[...]  Ethiopian painter Tizta Berhanu has quickly become known for her expressive paintings awash with lucid colours and gentle brushstrokes through which she explores emotional relationships and human connections.

 

Berhanu was born in Addis Ababa in 1991, where she has lived and worked her entire life. In 2013, she graduated from the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design at Addis Ababa University, where she trained as a figurative painter under Tadesse Mesfin, one of Ethiopia's most recognisable modernist painters.

 

Berhanu has received great acclaim after the closing of her sold-out solo exhibition with Addis Fine Art in Addis Ababa earlier this year (Hēber, 21 December 2020–27 February 2021).

 

The gallery will be showing new works that the artist completed during her time in residency at Art Dubai last year, which have not yet been sold due to coronavirus-related complications. [...]

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