Education in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Addis Ababa University
Dullah Omar Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities of the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, Invites you to a Lecture
Speaker: Elizabeth Giorgis
Date: 27th October,
Venue: The Auditorium, College of Cape Town, Crawford campus
Elizabeth Wolde Giorgis studied History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University and Museum Studies at New York University. She served as the Dean of the Skunder Boghossian College of Performing and Visual Arts and as Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies of Addis Ababa University. She teaches Art Theory and Criticism in the Graduate School of the College of Performing and Visual Art and the Center for African Studies. She is the editor and author of several publications among which are, Perspectives on Ethiopian Modernity and Modernism, a special issue guest edited by her in North East African Studies, “Charting Ethiopian Modernity and Modernism”, a special issue on Ethiopian art and literature in “Callaloo, Journal of the African Diaspora” and the only catalogue of contemporary art published in Ethiopia; “Gebre Kristos Desta: The Painter Poet.” She has curated several exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum, Gebre Kristos Desta Center. more recently an exhibition of Julie Mehretu’s work titled “Julie, the Addis Show,” the exhibition “Addis Ababa the Enigma of the New and the Modern that showcased four artists who engaged the changing cityscape of Addis Ababa, and an exhibition of the Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. She has also participated in several international conferences and public lectures.