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Addis Fine Art to Open Space in London

Co-founders Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul will open a first gallery outside Ethiopia and prepare their first participation at Frieze London in October.

Addis Fine Art Founders Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul.

Addis Fine Art Founders Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul.

The Ethiopian Gallery Addis Fine Art announces the opening of their first permanent space in London, a two-storey gallery space in the heart of Fitzrovia. The inaugural show will be a solo exhibition by Ethiopian Israeli painter Nirit Takele, 8 – 30 October 2021.

In 2016, Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul co-founded Addis Fine Art, creating the first white-cube gallery space for modern and contemporary art in Ethiopia. Described as one of the “Most Important Young Galleries in the World” (Artsy 2019), the gallery has since then grown to become one of the leading galleries in Africa, establishing a prominent international platform for artists from the Horn of Africa.

For the first time the Black-owned gallery will be part of Frieze London (13-17 October) exhibiting paintings by the Ethiopian artist Merikokeb Berhanu at the Focus section.


Addis Fine Art
21 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DD

Opening 8 October!

For all inquiries, please email



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