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Girmachew Getnet: recent work



Girmachew Getnet: recent works





Girmachew was graduated from Addis Ababa University Fine Arts and Design School in 2001. After the graduation he founded the first art studio in Addis Ababa / Habesha Art Studio/ together with four friends.

Girmachew is experienced in both group and individual exhibitions at the Alliance Ethio-Francois, Goethe Institute and Gebere Kristos Center and the International Community School, as well as youth projects with UNICEF and Speak Africa!

In addition to regular arts endeavours in Ethiopia, Germany, Sweden, Czech, USA, Kenya .., he has collaborated with a number of interior design projects and drama set designs including Heber International and traditional Ethiopian restaurants and some international artist shows like multi media ventures with Zoma Contemporary Art center.

Artist Girmachew was invited in August 2005 by Johannes Gutenberg -University, Mainz (Germany) to organize the art exhibition / wall and canvas / that showed Contemporary art and traditional wall paintings from Ethiopia. In 2007 he was invited to the Ethiopian Millennium celeberation by the Grassi Museum, Leipzig (Germany). There he organized the art exhibition with the experimental short film / Free Space / . He also did a workshop for children and adults at the same museum.
His short experimental films have been screened at different places including TV channels in Germany and several short film festivals around Europe and Ethiopia.

Now the artist living and developes his creativity in his own studio in Germany. For the future he plans to share his artistic works and experimental films with many countries especially for his motherland Ethiopia.Ethiopia.
The artist says,, I have one nationality but my wy work is universal.”