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Makeda Damtew is a curator and assistant lecturer at Addis Ababa University Alle School of Fine Arts and Design where she advises students and evaluates their work, assisting in the end of the term exhibition at the university gallery. When she is not teaching or curating, Damtew spends her time making art. She has exhibited at different venues, locally and internationally. As a studio artist, Damtew holds a BA in Marketing Management from Addis Ababa University Commercial College (2006) and a BFA in Painting from Addis Ababa University Alle School of Arts and Design (2010).
This May, ICI, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.read more »