Tewodros Hagos (b. 1974, Addis Ababa), graduated from Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and Design in 1995. Currently, Hagos is considered to be one of the most promising artists of his generation. His works have been exhibited in various venues in Ethiopia, Belgium, Germany, Italy and the US. Hagos’ work is often inspired by contemporary journalistic imagery and the social injustice which he explores in his pieces.
Solo exhibitions include the upcoming "THE DESPERATE JOURNEY II", Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); “THE DESPERATE JOURNEY”, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020); LeLa gallery, Addis Ababa (2019); LeLa gallery, Addis Ababa (2017); Alliance Ethio-Francaise, Addis Ababa (2016); LeLa Gallery , Addis Ababa (2015); Alliance Ethio-Francaise, Dere Dawa (2014); Ethiopia cultural centre, Los Angeles (2013); Alliance Ethio-Francaise, Addis Ababa (2010); Gallery BEK, Leuven (2007); Gallery KN10, Antwerp (2004); kappelen cultural center, kappelen (2000); Studio am schloos, Berlin (1998); Futuro cultural center, Rome (1998).
Group exhibitions include LeLa gallery Addis Ababa (2018); Lela art gallery, Addis abeba (2016); laphto art gallery Addis Ababa (2015); LeLa gallery, Addis Ababa (2014); Atelier Fine Art Gallery, Addis Ababa (2012); Studio am Scholes Berlin (2008); Biblotheek Permeke, Antwerp (2007); Biblotheek Durne, Antwerp (2005).
Highlights and Collections
In 2017 Hagos was awarded the “Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters” from the Culture and Communication Minister of France. His works can be found in many public and private collections worldwide including Farida et Henri Seydoux Collection (France); Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection (USA); Arthur Lewis Collection (USA); Easton Capital Collection (USA); Birchby Collection (USA); C.C.H. Pounder Collection (USA).