Addis Fine Art

Booth C15
London, UK
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tadesse Mesfin, Pillars of Life: Hope II, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 80 x 100
Courtesy of the Artist and Addis Fine Art

Founded by Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul, Addis Fine Art is a pioneering gallery from a location and specialism perspective. The very first local space and international platform based in Ethiopia, the gallery focuses on highlighting fine art from the Horn of Africa region and its diaspora. Since its inception in 2013, AFA has established itself as an exciting gallery. With 8 to 10 exhibitions yearly, it provides a gateway for a previously opaque treasure trove of artistic talent, delighting art collectors both locally and globally.


In January 2016, Addis Fine Art opened its main gallery space in the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, launching an innovative program of exhibitions, talks and events, showing a diverse set of modern and contemporary artists from Ethiopia and the diaspora. In October 2016, the AFA Project Space was opened in London to provide an additional international platform to the gallery’s program.


Since the gallery’s first art fair participation at the Armory Show, New York in March 2016, AFA has been invited to over thirty international art fairs and now attends multiple fairs throughout the year, including Art Dubai, Cape Town Art Fair and 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London.


Addis Fine Art is quickly becoming one of leading galleries from Africa, facilitating critical engagement with the local and mainstream art markets, championing an underrepresented, yet rich space in modern and contemporary fine art.


Addis Gezehagn
Tadesse Mesfin


Merikokeb Berhanu
Girma Berta
Addis Gezehagn
Eyerusalem Jirenga
Luam Melake
Tadesse Mesfin
Leikun Nahusenay
Tariku Shiferaw
Tibebe Terffa
Michael Tsegaye


Raku Sile, Director
Mesai Haileleul, Director

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Woldfiker Building, 3rd Floor
Behind Mafi City Mall
Bole Medhane Alem
T: +251 913 426 553

London, United Kingdom
Addis Fine Art Project Space
Tafeta, 47 – 50 Margaret Street
T: +44 7931 557 544