Moving Shadow 2019

This ongoing project started in 2015, It pays close attention to technology addiction. My nomadic experiences in different cultural and political landscapes has further been a huge asset to understand different societal realities through multiple forms of human relationships.

I am from the part of the world where the ‘WE’ culture has still functioning through societal relationships in the everyday. But since recent time, it is becoming boldly noticeable that the younger generation is more and more addicted to the different possibilities generated through technological advancements, in which the ‘I’ culture is expanding. I do understand the importance of technology through the development of human conciseness, but I sometimes wonder if we are properly using it to our individual and societal good.
In my artworks, I tried to show and produce artistic works to create an installation with a combination of different mediums/materials, related to the subject.

Moving Shadow 2019

Moving Shadow 2019

The video montage showing one of my exhibition installations, I did after one month of my Residency program in Saint-Briac Bretagne/France. The general idea of the work it pays close attention to how we value the existence of space and time.

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Yacob Bizuneh Negera


My name is YACOB Bizuneh Negera. I was born in 1983 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Living and working in Paris. I am a multidisciplinary artist, I explore social, economic and political contexts.

I graduated in 2013 with BFA with distinction, specialization in painting at Addis Ababa University, Alle School of Fine Arts and Design. After a trajectory that led me to both at the Addis Ababa Tegbared college of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (obtained a diploma as a drawing technician) and at the same time develop my studio practice.
For four years I taught at Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University.

Art plays a very important role in my life. I have experience of producing and conceiving my artworks using different mediums like mixed media, found object, performance and Video installation and relating them with daily life in different context.

I have participated in several national and international solo and group exhibitions.

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