Bisrat Shibabaw

  • Talk with the trees

    2006

    marker on drawing board

    50 x 65 cm
    19,7 x 25,6 inches
    Talk with the trees
  • Talk with the trees

    2006

    marker on drawing board

    50 x 65 cm
    19,7 x 25,6 inches
    Talk with the trees
  • Talk with the trees

    2006

    marker on drawing board

    50 x 65 cm
    19,7 x 25,6 inches
    Talk with the trees
  • Talk with the trees

    2006

    marker on drawing board

    50 x 65 cm
    19,7 x 25,6 inches
    Talk with the trees
  • Hedges

    2010

    marker on drawing board

    50 x 65 cm
    19,7 x 25,6 inches
    Hedges
  • Hedges

    2010

    marker on drawing board

    50 x 65 cm
    19,7 x 25,6 inches
    Hedges
  • Moonlight Sonata

    2006

    carpaint on canvas

    110 cm
    43,3 inches
    Moonlight Sonata
  • Hedges

    2010

    oilmix on canvas

    120 cm
    47,2 inches
    Hedges
  • Hedges

    2013

    oilmix on canvas

    109 cm
    42,9 inches
    Hedges
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born 1965

Bisrat Shibabaw works and lives in Addis Ababa. She graduated from the Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts and Design in 1985 and continued her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad. Since her return to Ethiopia the drawings, collages and paintings of Bisrat Shibabaw are far removed in style and subject from socialist realism.

However, the solid academic training she aquired in Leningrad provides a foundation for her idiosyncratic and fanciful approach to rendering figures, flora and fauna, and natural phenomena.

The artist also teaches at the School of Fine Arts and Design in Addis Ababa. As a freelance artist she has displayed her work at numerous group exhibitions in China, France and USA.

Selected Exhibtions

2010 - 2012

“Bolero” an international art project on the move, Ethiopia, South Africa, Vietnam, India, Germany, China, Belgium

2009

“Bunget dance”, LELA Art Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2007

“Talk with the trees”, Alliance Francaise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | “Continuity and Change: three generations of ethiopian artists”, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, USA

2003

“Moon-light Sonata”, Alliance Francaise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2001

“Women and Flower”, Alliance Francaise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia