MFA Alum Taiku Shiferaw Presents in Solo Exhibition of New Works at Frieze Art Fair

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Frieze Viewing Room is an ambitious new digital initiative that will launch with an online edition of Frieze New York. From May 8-15, more than 200 galleries from across the globe will present major works by established and emerging artists in a virtual gallery space. Registration is now open here and the Frieze Viewing Room app for iOS is available to download for free here.

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Addis Fine Art is pleased to present works by New York-based

artist, Tariku Shiferaw

Shiferaw’s (b. 1983) ongoing series “One of These Black Boys”, explores painting and societal structures through mark-making. Taking the names of songs from Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz, Blues, and Reggae music, Shiferaw makes paintings that embody the experiences and struggles expressed through music by Black artists and composers. He often explores a spectrum of topics ranging from the notion of Black bodies in a white social construct to the popular idioms of romance, sex, and daily life – existence.

Shiferaw studied for his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2007 and later attained his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design in 2015. Shiferaw’s current exhibitions include “Men of Change” – a three-year nationally traveling exhibition with the Smithsonian Institution, as well as “Unbound”, a group exhibition at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Shiferaw has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and The Drawing Center. Shiferaw has also participated in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art (studio), in Open Sessions at the Drawing Center, and he was artist-in-residence at the LES Studio Program in New York City. In 2020, he will partake in an artist residency at the World Trade Center through Silver Art Projects.

For a sneak peek to new works click here. If you have inquiries, you can reach out to me or my gallery, Addis Fine Art.