Theo Eshetu

Theo Eshetu

Born in London (1958) to a Dutch mother and an Ethiopian father, Eshetu’s youth was marked by divergent multicultural contexts. After obtaining a degree in Communication Design from the North East London Polytechnic (1981), Eshetu spent most of his professional life based in Rome, where he soon establishing himself as a leading video artist. Since then, his work has been presented internationally: at documenta14 (2017), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA (2016), the Shanghai Biennial (2016), the Goteburg biennale (2015) Tate Britain (London, 2014), the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014), the Venice Biennial (2011, 2004), the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC, 2010), the New York African Film Festival (2010), and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Vassar University (2007), Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, 2006) among others.

He has participated in acclaimed international group- and solo-exhibitions, such as STADT / BILD –Xenopolis, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle (Berlin, 2015), Streamlines Deichtorhallen (Hamburg, 2015) Die Tropen: Views from the middle of the globe, Martin Gropius-Bau (Berlin, 2008), Snap Judgments, ICP International Centre for Photography (New York, 2006) and more, Digital Africa, Electronic Arts Intermix/Dia Foundation/African Film Festival (New York, 2003).

Eshetu’s work is represented in private and public collections worldwide, including Tate Britain (London), the National Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC), the Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Walther Collection (Ulm/ New York ). He has been awarded numerous prizes, such as the DAAD Berliner Kunstler Programm in Visual Arts (2012), Visionary Africa, BOZAR Brusssels (2010), and the 1st Prize at the Berlin Video Festival (1993).

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