Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dictat...

Addis Ababa What's on

Addis Contemporary in Nairobi

Eleven contemporary Ethiopian artists are showing their work at the Circle Art gallery in Nairobi in an exhibition curated by Mifta Zikele. Most of the artists were born and live in Addis Ababa and...
Addis Ababa What's on

Slave Routes and Commemorations

A round table on the causes, the operations and the consequences of slavery, focusing in particular on the Horn of Africa. There is also the opening of the exhibition Lest We Forget: the Triumph ov...
Addis Ababa What's on

The Earth from Above

Aerial photos of planet Earth towards a sustainable development. Photos are by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a French environmental photographer and activist, taken from his millennium project The Earth from...
Addis Ababa What's on

City Spirits: Addis Ababa

Opening of the exhibition by French artist Patrick Singh who has just spent a four-month residency in Addis Ababa hosted by the Alliance Ethio-Française and Total Ethiopia. The works, mainly...
Addis Ababa What's on

Yohannes Bayou

This exhibition entitled Identity displays work by the young Ethiopian artist who examines the destruction of the historic neighbourhoods and buildings of Addis Ababa in an attempt to understand the n...
Addis Ababa What's on

Mexican Month in Addis Ababa

The complicities of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo 1914-1955. Organised by the Mexican embassy in Addis Ababa as part of the 65th anniversary of bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Mexico. Th...
Addis Ababa What's on

Mulugeta Tafesse

Mulugeta Tafesse graduated from the Fine Arts School in Addis Ababa but has spent much of his life in Europe, particularly in Belgium. His mainly figurative works are in soft greys, greens, browns...
Addis Ababa What's on

Les Manuscrits de Tombouctou

Part of the celebrations of French language week this exhibition is based on the book The Timbuktu Manuscripts by French journalist Jean-Michel Djian. The Timbuktu Manuscripts, some dating back to...
Addis Ababa What's on

Wendimagegn Gashaw

Opening of the exhibition by the Addis artist, Wendimagegn Gashaw who had his first solo show at the Alliance Ethio-Française in 2011. Born in 1985 Gashaw is a realist painter who works with...
Addis Ababa What's on

Coffee

Kidist Berhane displays her work in this group show by 15 women artists on the theme of coffee at the National Museum of Ethiopia. Coffee is grown mainly in Kaffe, a western region of Ethiopia, an...
Addis Ababa What's on

Emanuel Tegene. Angels and Demons

This is Emanuel Tegene’s first solo exhibition. He studied at the Ale School of Fine Art before leaving to work in Israel for two years. His graffiti-like figures, some of which carry serial num...
Addis Ababa What's on

Elias Sime

Using computer motherboards as inspiration Elias Sime has created Tightrope out of recyclable materials. The exhibition is curated by Meskerem Assegued and is on show at the Alliance Ethio-Fran&cce...
Addis Ababa What's on

Tewodros Hagos: You and Me

You and Me is the title of the exhibition of work by Tewodros Hagos. This Ethiopian artist displays hyper-realistic figurative paintings based on real-life experiences in Addis Ababa. His works her...
Addis Ababa What's on

Heritage exhibition in Addis Ababa

Exhibition entitled Neglected Heritage. Architecture of the first 50 years of the Capital of Africa. As Ethiopia plans for a capital of more than four million inhabitants Addis Ababa is being tran...
Addis Ababa What's on

Tribute to the Smiles of African Mothers

This exhibition, entitled Smiles of African Mothers, features a series of photographs by some photographers of Magnum, commissioned by the Italian Committee for the Medical Collaboration, a non-profit...
Addis Ababa What's on

Right Here: Addis Ababa Biographical Map

This multicultural event consists of a video and map presentation by the Italian photographer, architect and artist Anna Positano, which relates places and memories. It mixes biography and geography t...
Addis Ababa What's on

Addis Modern: Rediscovering the 1960s Architecture of Africa’s Capital City

This exhibition, entitled Addis Modern, documents modern architecture in Addis Ababa when the Ethiopian capital became the seat of the African Union. The exhibition focuses on series of buildings with...
Addis Ababa What's on

Dutch Visit to Ethiopia 1930-1931

20 April-3 May. The Netherlands and Alliance éthio-française organise this exhibition, entitled A Dutch Visit to Ethiopia, which describes the journey of the Dutch aristocrat Baron Binne...
Addis Ababa What's on

Photographic Exhibition by Hugues Fontaine

31 Jan-18 Feb. On occasion of the release of the book Un train en Afrique, African Train. Djibouti-Ethiopia, published by the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies, this exhibition displays the photogra...
Addis Ababa What's on

Comics, Manga & Co: The new culture of German comics

29 Jan-15 Feb. This exhibition, entitled Comics, Manga & Co, focuses on two generation of German comic artists: the avant-garde, which contributed to the birth of an independent culture of German...