4th March-19th April 2023
Opening Friday 3rd March 7-9pm
Robel Temesgen’s solo exhibition of new paintings Practising Water: Report #1 is the first manifestation of the artist’s long term research project exploring the spiritual connection between bodies of water and the humans around them. This phase of the project focuses in particular on the artist’s homeland of Ethiopia, observing relationships between people and place and developing a new visual language and vocabulary around them.
Robel Temesgen (b. 1987, Ethiopia) is currently a PhD research fellow at the Oslo National Academy of Arts. He received his MFA in Contemporary Art from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art in 2015 and a BFA in Painting from ASFAD, Addis Ababa University in 2010. His practice focuses on painting and encompasses elements of performance, installation, video and collaborative working. Temesgen’s work has been widely exhibited in solo and group shows including at Lingen Konsthalle (2022), Tromso Kunstforening (2022), ARoS Museum, Aarhus (2021), Para Site, Hong Kong (2021), Kunsthall Oslo (2019), Circle Art Agency, Nairobi (2019), Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa (2018), Modern Art Museum, Addis Ababa (2018), Tiwani Contemporary Art Gallery, London (2018), and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2017).