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Fitsum Tefera is an artist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Currently, he is the Fine Art curator at ARCCH/National Museum of Ethiopia. His works have been exhibited at AAU ASFAD Gallery (2011), Alliance Ethio-Francaise (2011), Haile Resort/ Hawassa (2011), Alliance Ethio-Francaise (2012), Alliance Ethio-Francaise/ Dire Dawa (2012), National Museum of Ethiopia (2013), Laphto Art Gallery (2013), Radisson Blu Hotel Addis Ababa (2013), Laphto Art Gallery (2014), and National Museum of Sudan (2014). He graduated from Addis Ababa University Alle School of Fine Arts and Design where he studied under Mezgebu Tessema, Getahun Assefa, and Tadesse Mesfin. He earned his BFA in Painting with Distinction in 2011.
Fitsum Tefera’s proposal outlines his plans for documenting and organizing the collection for the National Museum of Ethiopia.read more »
This May, ICI, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.read more »