Michael Tsegaye

  • Northroad

    2008

    mounted on Alu-Dibond

    50 x 70 cm
    19,7 x 27,6 inches
    Northroad
  • Northroad

    2008

    mounted on Alu-Dibond

    50 x 70 cm
    19,7 x 27,6 inches
    Northroad
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born in 1975

Michael Tsegaye lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He received his diploma in painting from Addis Ababa University’s School of Fine Arts and Design in 2002, but soon found his real passion in photography. Michael Tsegaye has regularly worked for international publications such as Der Spiegel, Jeune Afrique, and enorm as well as the press agencies Bloomberg and Reuters. Besides his professional work, he is also a well-known artist who focuses on social documentary and art photography. His work can be found in a number of international magazines and various catalogues including Snap Judgments: New Directions in African Photography, edited by Okwui Enwezor, and published by the International Centre for Photography in New York City in 2007. The artist has exhibited in various galleries around the world including New York, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam, Miami, and São Paulo.

Selected Exhibtions

2011

Medecins Sans Frontiers, National Museum. Addis Abeba, Ethiopia For a Sustainable World, African Photography Biennial 9th Edition, Bamako, Mali

For a Sustainable World, African Photography Biennial 9th Edition,
Bamako, Mali

2010

Selam Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada

Arte invisible/ARCO, Madrid, Spain

Hotel Dystopia Room #25/55: Al Bastakiya Art Fair. Dubai, UAE

2009

Aksum Rediscovered: the Reinstallation of the Obelisk, UNESCO House, Paris, France

2008

Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, Brooks 2008: Museum of Art. Memphis, TN, USA

2002

Visions of Addis, Goethe-Institute, Gebrekristos Desta Centre, Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia