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Aida Muluneh's "World is 9" Series:

"Living in Addis Ababa for the past nine years has been a lesson; a lesson in humility, and a lesson in what it means to return to a land that was foreign to me. Over the past nine years, an expression of my grandmother has stuck in my mind – she would say, “The …

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World is 9

Aïda Muluneh’s stark, stylized portrait photography captures facts and fictions of postcolonial Africa. Wearing face paint and theatrical garments, Muluneh’s female subjects stand against bold, graphic backdrops as they conjure daily life and performances of gender and identity in the photographer’s home city, Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian-born artist lived in Yemen, England, Cyprus, and Canada before moving to the United States to attend college. After graduation, she worked as a photojournalist, a career that informed and fostered her fine-art practice. Muluneh has exhibited in Addis Ababa, New York, and Chicago, among other cities, and her work belongs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture, and the National Gallery of Victoria, among others. In 2010, she founded Addis Foto Fest, the first international photography festival in Ethiopia.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Aida Muluneh: Water LifeDavid Krut Projects
2018
Aida Muluneh The World is 9 SeriesDavid Krut Projects
Being: New Photography 2018The Museum of Modern Art
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Dust on a butterfly's wings (Eyes Closed), 2016

Archival Digital Photograph
31 1/2 × 31 1/2 in
80 × 80 cm
Edition of 7
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Johannesburg, New York
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Aida Muluneh's "World is 9" Series:

"Living in Addis Ababa for the past nine …

Medium
Condition
Perfect condition
Signature
Sticker label, Artist signature on Certificate of Authenticity and sticker label
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
World is 9

Aïda Muluneh’s stark, stylized portrait photography captures facts and fictions of postcolonial Africa. Wearing face paint and theatrical garments, Muluneh’s female subjects stand against bold, graphic backdrops as they conjure daily life and performances of gender and identity in the photographer’s home city, Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian-born artist lived in Yemen, England, Cyprus, and Canada before moving to the United States to attend college. After graduation, she worked as a photojournalist, a career that informed and fostered her fine-art practice. Muluneh has exhibited in Addis Ababa, New York, and Chicago, among other cities, and her work belongs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture, and the National Gallery of Victoria, among others. In 2010, she founded Addis Foto Fest, the first international photography festival in Ethiopia.

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