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Venice Art Biennale 2022 – Artworks by Merikokeb Berhanu

Artist: Merikokeb Berhanu (Ethiopia)
Year: 2021
Installation view at: Venice Art Biennale 2022
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

Brimming with abstract forms, at the blink of an eye Merikokeb Berhanu’s canvases become recognisable cosmologies and topographies, bearing with them evocations of nature and its universal rhythms. Berhanu’s series Cellular Universe pays homage to the cellular composition and reproductive bodies shared by many species: the rings of trees, embryos, orange seed pods, the brain, Fallopian tubes, and other such familiar forms. The artist, who hails from Addis Ababa, has inherited much from the legacies of Ethiopian Modernism. Her works feature depthless space, with figures and swaths of single-tone geometric shapes floating overlaid and intermingling with one another…
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