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cover of Elias Sime: Eregata publication


Eregata እርጋታ is the first major solo European museum exhibition of one of Ethiopia’s leading contemporary artists, Elias Sime, introducing audiences to a man and maker of extraordinary craftsmanship and collaborative spirit.

Elias Sime (born 1968 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) has exhibited extensively around the world. His work has been shown internationally at the Dak'Art Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal; the New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna, Austria; and in the United States at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and a survey exhibition that travelled from the Santa Monica Museum of Art, California, to the North Dakota Museum of Art. In 2019 Sime received an African Art Award from the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and was shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize 2020.

The book features commissioned essays by curator Andria Hickey, Chief Curator at The Shed, New York, and architect Nana Biamah-Ofosu, exploring Sime's work and Zoma Museum (co-founded by Sime and long-time collaborator and anthropologist Meskerem Assegued in the artists' home city of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia). Foreword by Gary Topp.

Published by: Arnolfini
Imprinted by: Arnolfini
Published: Jan 24, 2024
Number of pages:138

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