TIBEBE TERFFA

 

Born 1948, Harar Ethiopia

Lives and works in Addis Ababa.

 

Biography

 

He was born in the walled city of Harar, Ethiopia in 1948. He studied at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Art from where he graduated in painting in 1973. During the school years (1970-1973), Tibebe and his friends formed the Sixteen Young Artist' Association that aimed at staging exhibitions around the country. Tibebe worked as an art instructor at the Medhane Alem Comprehensive High School in Harar from 1973 until 1980. In 1981 he moved to Addis Ababa, and worked as an Illustrator for Kuraz Publishing House until 1983. Since 1984 he has been working as a studio artist from his residence in Addis Ababa. Since 1981 he has numerous Solo exhibition in Ethiopia, Germany (Berlin), Canada (Winnipeg ,Toronto), USA (Washington), Spain (Madrid).

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Exhibitions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

2008

 

Open Studio at the artist's residence

 

2007

 

Asni Art Gallery

 

2006

 

Open Studio at the artist's residence

 

2003

 

Zoma Contemporary Art Center, Addis Ababa

 

2001

 

Art Space, Addis Ababa

 

1997

 

Asni Arts Gallery, Addis Ababa

 

 

 

1995, 1993, 1992, 1987, 1986, 1983

 

Goethe Institute, Addis Ababa

 

1993, 1992, 1986, 1981

 

Alliance Ethio-Francaise

 

 

Solo Exhibitions - international

 

 

2004

 

WorldSpace, Washigtone D.C. U.S.A

 

2000, 2002

 

MHC Art Gallary, Winnipeg, Canada

 

1996

 

Kukulu, The Art and Design Place, Toronto, Canada

 

1993

 

Babanussa Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

2010

 

Lincoln County Public Library, Kentucky, USA

 

2010

 

Saint Norbert Art Center, Manitoba, Canada

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

 

2008 - Sheraton Addis

2007 - ARCO Intl. Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain, represented by ASNI GALLERY

2007 - "Zero Gravity", Lela Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2000 - Taitu International Arts Center (TIAC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1999 - Heinrich Boll Foundation, 'Bridges', Addis Ababa

1996 - "Rise with the sun": Contemporary African Art Touring Exhibition - across Canada

1991 - 1994 - AFRICA "Art of the People" Artist in partnership for Africa. Touring - across Canada

 

 

Residencies

 

2002, 2003, 2004 Saint Norbert Art Center, Manitoba, Canada

2010 - Stanford, KY, Sponsored by: First Southern National Bank

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