Tizita: Photography Exhibit:

Photos taken in Addis Abeba from the 1950's and 60's are juxtaposed with photos from present day. In this intimate exploration of diaspora and the family-album, curator Selam Bekele invites guests to peak into the significance of Ethiopian nostalgia. Opening reception will include a traditional coffee ceremony, a community discussion, and special guests.

Photos taken in Addis Abeba from the 1950's and 60's are juxtaposed with photos from present day. In this intimate exploration of diaspora and the family-album, curator Selam Bekele invites guests to peak into the significance of Ethiopian nostalgia. Opening reception will include a traditional coffee ceremony, a community discussion, and special guests.

Ethiopian Surrealism at the Afrofuturism Conference:

Join us at the Afrofuturism Conference in New York to catch Selam Bekele lead a conversation on Ethiopian Surrealism. Selam invites Ethiopian artists, Danny Mekonnen and Gabriel Teodros to discuss Ethiopian concepts melted in memory in this multimedia panel discussion.  

Join us at the Afrofuturism Conference in New York to catch Selam Bekele lead a conversation on Ethiopian Surrealism. Selam invites Ethiopian artists, Danny Mekonnen and Gabriel Teodros to discuss Ethiopian concepts melted in memory in this multimedia panel discussion.  

Interview with Blavity on black art, Afrofuturism and Diaspora:

"I find solace in my own motion. Movement is home, and that’s why so much of my work is interactive and constantly changing with the user. I tweak my film every time I screen it. I allow the changing lights and unique spaces to reform the colors and shadows of my installations. I find solace in change and I want users that experience my work to feel that motion too. It’s about transcending definition and borders. It’s about embracing the nowhere, the Abyss and the potential energy in empty space." read more at Blavity

"I find solace in my own motion. Movement is home, and that’s why so much of my work is interactive and constantly changing with the user. I tweak my film every time I screen it. I allow the changing lights and unique spaces to reform the colors and shadows of my installations. I find solace in change and I want users that experience my work to feel that motion too. It’s about transcending definition and borders. It’s about embracing the nowhere, the Abyss and the potential energy in empty space."

read more at Blavity

PBS NewsHour Feature: 

"Bekele described Afrofuturism, a growing artistic movement, as a mix of science fiction and social justice. The movement uses elements of fantasy and magical realism to examine narratives from the African diaspora and construct stories of the future. “I’m seeking to break through definition and break through time … to find stories that go beyond that and speak to the human spirit,” she said." read more at PBS

"Bekele described Afrofuturism, a growing artistic movement, as a mix of science fiction and social justice. The movement uses elements of fantasy and magical realism to examine narratives from the African diaspora and construct stories of the future. “I’m seeking to break through definition and break through time … to find stories that go beyond that and speak to the human spirit,” she said."

read more at PBS