Dawit Abebe

1978 · Ethiopia

Artist biography

Dawit Abebe is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Ethiopia, like other artists such as Wendimagegn Belete, Julie Mehretu, Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Elias Sime, and Nirit Takele. Dawit Abebe was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Dawit Abebe is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Dawit Abebe's work include Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, Melior Place and Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom, and Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin in Germany. Dawit Abebe most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, Melior Place in the United Kingdom (13 February 2020 until 13 March 2020) with the exhibition Solo exhibition. Dawit Abebe's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Volta 13 (12 June 2017 - 17 June 2017) at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom and Quo Vadis? (08 May 2017 - 03 June 2017) at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom.

Dawit Abebe in private collections

Dawit Abebe's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: HedvigRaLi. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Paul Cupido, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Mar Hernández.

Further Biographical Context for Dawit Abebe

Dawit Abebe was born in 1978, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Dawit Abebe

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