one foot in
hosted by DutchCulture




Date: Friday, 25 September, 16.00 h
Location: DutchCulture, Herengracht 474, 1017 CA Amsterdam.




one foot in



Helen Zeru is one of the most promising young artists operating between Europe and the Ethiopian capital city, Addis Ababa. On her own initiative, Zeru has taken influential leadership roles in collaborative projects and self-run artists’ organizations in Ethiopia and abroad. While working with fellow artists during residencies in Berlin, Vienna, and Kampala, and performing and exhibiting in the Netherlands, the US, Georgia, Egypt and Serbia, she has demonstrated an ability to thrive and exchange knowledge in various cultural contexts.


Her remarkable social fluency has led to further professional invitations in the arts, including admission to the Master in Art Praxis program 2015-2017 at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem. Helen has been supported by Olufar Eliasson’s studio who has begun to collect her work, though she does not yet have exclusive gallery representation. Recently she has been awarded the Holland Scholarship 2015 and the ArtEZ grant. Also she got invited by Motel Spatie, a project space and artist residency for contemporary art in Arnhem, to join their program as an artist in residence for the upcoming period.


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images: Helen Zeru, stills from video.



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