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Uploaded on Jun 20, 2008

Artist Biogeography


The young Ethiopian artist Girmachew Getnet was born in Addis Ababa 1980.
He starts paint already in his very young age, starting with portraits of friends and teachers in the school.

However very soon he realised what was going to be his main interest for a number of years; Girmachew Getnet graduated from Addis Ababa University fine arts school in 2001. After Graduations August ,2001 Foundation of the first Art Studio in Addis Ababa "Habesha Art Studio "together with four friends

His diverse range of experience and strong contribution to the arts community includes both group and individual exhibitions at the Alliance Fran├žoise, Goethe Institute and International Community School, as well as youth projects with UNICEF and Speak Africa! In addition to regular arts endeavours, he have collaborated with a number of interior design projects and drama set designs, including the Heber Traditional Ethiopian Restaurant and multi media ventures with Zoma Contemporary Art centre.

Artist Girmachew Getnet was invited in 2005, August by Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz to organize the art exhibition "wall and Canvas" that showed contemporary and traditional wall paintings in Ethiopia.
Artist Girmachew Getnet was the only invited visual Artist by Grassy museum for The Ethiopian millennium celebrations to organizer the art exhibition and gives a His talk. He was also invited by the same museum to give a workshop for children's and adults.
His short experimental Films screened different places including Ok channel in Germany and some film festivals .
Now the artist working his art and making exhibition between Germany and Ethiopia, his works Becoming well known in Germany, Ethiopia and U.S.A.



My Art

Art is the only thing I have ever felt completely confident with. I couldn't imagine my life with out art.

My art is what I do and how I live and how I think. I paint the things what I fell and what I see the things around me, the things I know and fell comfortable with.

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