Belete, Wendimagegn
Born 1986 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway
With an interest in epigenetic inheritance, the idea that a memory that transfers through generations, Wendimagegn Belete encourages us to consider both our cultural and personal identities as an accumulation of past experiences, events, and decisions that continue to pervade and define the present. Solo shows include Moment 2.0, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Nevlunghavn (2020); Revenant, Fotografiens Hus, Oslo (2019); Moment, Andafta, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2019). Belete has been shortlisted for the 6th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize and has work in the following collections Easton Capital/John Friedman Collection, USA; Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, USA; Collection africanartfirst, Israel, Oslo municipality art Collection, Norway, The Holbar Collection, Liechtenstein and The Norwegian Parliament Collection, Norway.
Wendimagegn Belete Moment (34), 2020 Acrylic, oil stick, spray paint, fabric, print, dirt, charcoal and sewing on canvas 190 x 190 cm. Courtesy of Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.

Artists 2021