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Fitsum Shebeshe

Fitsum Shebeshe is a curator and painter based in Baltimore and Washington DC. He is currently the Gallery Director at Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington, Maryland. Before moving to the United States in 2016, he was Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Ethiopia. In 2012, Shebeshe co-founded the 1957 Initiative to annually celebrate the liberation of African countries from colonialism through the arts. In 2013, he curated the 1957 Art Show at the National Museum of Ethiopia on the occasion of the 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the African Union, and in 2017, he was the curator of Depart Africa, at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Shebeshe holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Saving and Documenting While Learning

Fitsum Tefera’s proposal outlines his plans for documenting and organizing the collection for the National Museum of Ethiopia.

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Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa

This May, ICI, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Curatorial Intensive Symposium: Addis Ababa

Join ICI’s Curatorial Intensive participants in Addis Ababa on Monday, May 19 for a daylong public symposium where they will present the exhibition proposals that they have developed over the course of the program.

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