Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Gezehagn, Floating City XXIII, 2021, Acrylic and paper on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
Courtesy of the Artist and Addis Fine Art
Founded by Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul, Addis Fine Art is a pioneering gallery based in Addis Ababa and London. The very first local space and international platform based in Ethiopia, the gallery focuses on highlighting modern and contemporary fine art from the Horn of Africa region and its diasporas.
January 2016 saw the opening of the gallery’s main space in the heart of Addis Ababa, launching its innovative programme of exhibitions, talks and events, showing a diverse set of modern and contemporary artists. In October 2016, the AFA Project Space was opened in London, to provide an additional international platform to the gallery’s programme. Soon, the London programme will move to Cromwell Place, a first-of-its-kind exhibition space in Kensington, London.
Addis Fine Art has quickly become one of the 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.