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Kebedech Tekleab: Creating an Ethiopian Narrative in America

OF NOTE magazine

Kebedech Tekleab is one of the foremost Ethiopian artists today. While her “interest on human conditions globally” has inspired much of her work, her own personal narratives and her love of literature, music, drama etc. are equally great sources of inspiration. Tekleab’s pieces have been acquired by the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and the Embassy of Ethiopia, among notable others.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Wonderful interview. I'm always fascinated about how really important concepts are broken down into abstract work, like Picasso's Guernica and Tekleab's work. It makes me wonder what their process is like. Do they listen to music or work off images? Do they primarily take an incident in the news and find colors that represent what that news means to them?