Tizta Berhanu

Tizta Berhanu

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Born in 1991

Lives & works in Addis Ababa, , Ethiopia

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Presentation of the artist

Tizta Berhanu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1991 where she has lived and worked her entire life.

Tizta developed her passion for painting and drawing at an early age. Her love for drawing led her to study art in a private school called "Enlightenment Art Academy" after two years of formal training she joined Addis Ababa University, Alle School of Fine Art and Design for further studies, where she received her BFA in 2013.

Since her graduation, she has been working as a full time studio artist, experimenting and searching for new ways to find her unique voice through her favoured medium, painting. While she was studying for her undergraduate degree, Berhanu became fascinated by 'love', exploring all the facets of this emotion in her art work.

Inspired by human emotions, Berhanu portrays her subjects expressing love, hate, and sadness. But of all the feelings manifested by human kind, sorrow is the one that drives Berhanu to create. Her paintings are often ambiguous, almost unrecognisable, painted with broad confident brush strokes in deep intense colours. Blues, purples and deep sea greens, dominate the canvasses creating an almost uncomfortable atmosphere wherein the viewer comes voyeuristically close to the emotions of the portrayed.

Tizta Berhanu's works have been exhibited at Tobya Art Gallery, Seatle (2017); United States Embassy (2018); Addis Fine Art Gallery, Addis Ababa (2019).

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Nationality : Ethiopia

Painting Contemporary Art

In connection with

Addis Fine Art, London - United Kingdom


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1991

Born in Ethiopia

Education

2019

BFA, Painting, Addis Ababa University, Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Ethiopia

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2008

Certificate in painting, Enlightenment Art Academy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Solo exhibitions & presentations

2017

Features of Emotions, Lela Contemporary Art Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2017

Living Portraits, Tonya Art Gallery, Seattle, USA

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Residencies

2016

Teaching Assistant, Figure Drawing, Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, AAU, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Group exhibitions & fairs

2019

Addis Calling III, Addis Fine Art Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2018

Human Rights, UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2017

Dare Carry On, The German Development Cooperation Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2016

That Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa

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2015

Art of Ethiopia, Sheraton Addis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2014

Addis Art Fair, Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2014

Art of Ethiopia, Sheraton Addis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2014

Tizta and Selam, Galera Tomoka, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2013

Cutlog Art Fair, Atelier Richelieu, Paris, France

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2012

Inspire Women, Laphto Art Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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