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Venice Art Biennale 2022 – Artworks by Ficre Ghebreyesus

Venice Art Biennale 2022 - Artworks by Ficre Ghebreyesus

Venice Art Biennale 2022 – Artworks by Ficre Ghebreyesus

Artist: Ficre Ghebreyesus (Eritrea-USA)
Installation view at: Venice Art Biennale 2022
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

At once pensive and exuberant, Ficre Ghebreyesus’ paintings capture the complexity of his East African childhood and life in diaspora, presenting fantastical landscapes drawn from longing for a time and place interrupted by conflict. Born to a Coptic Christian family in what was to become the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara, at the beginning of the country’s thirty-year-long War of Independence from Ethiopia (1961–1991), Ghebreyesus left home as a teenage refugee, eventually settling in New Haven, Connecticut. There, Ghebreyesus and his brothers opened a popular restaurant specialising in East African food; he devoted himself further to making art, eventually enrolling in the MFA program at Yale…
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