Muluneh, Aïda
Born in 1974 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lives and works in Addis Ababa
Aïda Muluneh uses photography to examine themes of identity, memory, and intimacy. Muluneh’s 99 Series (2013) was developed for the touring exhibition, The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists (2014–15: Frankfurt, Savannah, and Washington, DC), where she was invited to produce a visual interpretation of Dante’s Inferno. Muluneh was the 2007 recipient of the European Union Prize at the Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale africaine de la photographie, and the 2010 recipient of the CRAF International Award of Photography, Spilimbergo. Solo exhibitions of her work include The World is 9, David Krut Projects, New York (2016). Muluneh is also the Founding Director of Addis Foto Fest: the first international photography festival in Ethiopia. She continues to curate and develop cultural projects in collaboration with local and international institutions through her company DESTA (Developing and Educating Society Through Art).
Aïda Muluneh, All in one, 2016, Digital photograph, 80 x 80 cm / 31 x 31 in, Courtesy David Krut Projects