IN QUEST FOR ስንጠይቅነበር is a photo exhibition featuring the work of six emerging photographers from Addis Ababa.
The exhibition is a first visible outcome of a photography portfolio meeting held at the Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa in June this year. The debut exhibition in this context presents photographs by Abel Assefa, Brook Getachew, Eyoeal Kefyalew, Meseret Argaw, Maheder Hailesellassie and Zelalem Gizachew.
The curator Katrin Peters-Klaphake developed the concept in close cooperation with the group, from the selection of the work to its presentation. The title In Quest for speaks to notions of search and research, questions of identity, ideas of wandering and wondering. The term signifies a space in which the photographers and their stories communicate with each other, where they find some shared questions, approaches and themes. The accompanying catalogue was created in collaboration with Sarah Bushra, who describes her artistic practice as a “hybrid of text and image”.