Professor of Theory and Criticism at College of Performing and Visual Art
Elizabeth W Giorgis is Professor of Theory and Criticism at College of Performing and Visual Art, and Director of the Modern Art Museum: Gebre Kristos Deta Center at Addis Ababa University. She previously served as Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies and Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Art at Addis Ababa University. She is the editor and author of several publications including serving as guest editor for Perspectives on Ethiopian Modernity and Modernism, a special issue in North East African Studies (Michigan Sate University), co-editor of Charting Ethiopian Modernity and Modernism, a special issue on Ethiopian art and literature in Callaloo, Journal of the African Diaspora (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Gebre Kristos Desta: The Painter Poet, the only catalogue of contemporary art published in Ethiopia. She has curated several exhibitions including Time Sensitive Activity, an exhibition of Olafur Eliasson’s work (2015). Giorgis studied History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University and Museum Studies at New York University. She is currently finalising a book project on Ethiopian modern art history.
Book Launch: Love And Revolution in the Twentieth-Century Colonial and Postcolonial World
On behalf of the Africa Institute, we are pleased to invite you to its Faculty and Fellows Seminar Series for a book launch and discussion on ,i>Love and Revolution in the Twentieth-Century Colonial and Postcolonial World.
ASA Book Prize Finalist: Elizabeth Giorgis
The CHR congratulates Professor Elizabeth Giorgis on her latest book Modernist Art in Ethiopia achieving finalist status for both the ASA Book Prize (Herskovits) and the ASA Bethwell A. Ogot Prize.
The Other Universals Consortium Webinar Series
The Other Universals consortium will be hosting a webinar series from July – November 2020
Public Lecture: Elizabeth Giorgis
Professor Giorgis teaches Art Theory and Criticism in the Graduate School of the College of Performing and Visual Art at the Modern Art Museum: Gebre Kristos Desta Center at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.