Abebe, Dawit
Born 1983 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dawit Abebe’s work addresses contemporary concerns about the environment, such as high-tech urbanisation and our idea of progress and politics. Abebe graduated from the Allé School of Fine Art and Design, part of Addis Ababa University with a diploma in painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and industrial design in 2001. In 2019 he was picked by Artnet as one of the two most important artists working out of Ethiopia today, and in 2017 he was named ‘Chevalier of Frances Order of Arts and Letters.’ His work is included in the following collections, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York; the Frank Cohen Collection, UK; the Carole Server and Oliver Frankel Collection, USA; The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, USA; Ilham Collection, Malaysia and the Saatchi Gallery Collection, London. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows globally, most recently with a solo presentation at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery’s Berlin location entitled Long Hands (2021). 
Dawit Abebe, Mutual Identity 48, 2021, Mixed media drawing on paper, 100 x 70 cm. Courtesy of Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.

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