Behailu Bezabih

  • Addis

    2000

    mixed media on canvas

    50 x 50 cm
    Addis
  • Hide + Seek

    2004

    acrylic on canvas

    120 x 100 cm
    Hide + Seek
  • Untitled

    2011

    mixed media on board

    83 x 80 cm
  • schooldeskXII

    2012

    mixed media

    31 x 57 cm
    schooldeskXII
  • schooldeskIV

    2012

    mixed media

    38 x 57 cm
    schooldeskIV
  • schooldeskYIII

    2012

    mixed media

    38 x 57 cm
    schooldeskYIII
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born 1960

Behailu has been awarded scholarships from the USA, France, Ireland, Germany, South Africa. He exibited worldwide. During the last few years, Behailu undertook several study visits to Europe (eg. Ireland) and the USA.

Behailu Bezabihs outstanding contribution to Ethiopian contemporary art is his unique and intriguing style. His work in many instances contains social commentary. Ethiopian street life, the immigrant experience in Europe, the political life of Africa, globalisation – these would be examples of his subject matter. All are reflected in thought provoking ways, catching the essence of the moment.

Selected Exhibtions

2013

LeLa Art Gallery – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2008

Bowling Green State University – Ohio, USA

2007

ARCO – Madrid, Spain

2006

National Museum of Ethiopia – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2005

Irish Museum of Modern Art – Dublin, Ireland

2004

Goethe Institut Berlin – Berlin, Germany

2003

Alliance Ethio-Francaise – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia