Addis Fine Art was founded by Mesai Haileleul and Rakeb Sile in 2013. The gallery represents international artists with a particular focus on modern and contemporary art from Ethiopia and its Diaspora.
Since its inception, Addis Fine Art has provided curatorial and advisory services related to Ethiopian modern and contemporary art to international galleries and private collectors. In January 2016, Addis Fine Art opened a new gallery space in the heart of Addis Ababa and launched an innovative program of exhibitions, talks, and events, showcasing a diverse set of modern and contemporary artists from Ethiopia and the Diaspora. By simultaneously engaging with Ethiopian artists and the global art market, Addis Fine Art strives to promote Ethiopian art on a global stage.