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Kirubel Melke Alemu

Ethiopia Born in: 1983
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Kirubel Melke is a visual artist (b. 1983, Addis Ababa) who lives and works in Ethiopia.

Inspired by his mother's work at a garment factory, Melke has focused on fabric as his primary medium, creating elaborate artworks from fragments of cloth. 

Using cloth as a marker for daily life, Melke explores themes related to education, social injustice and the relationship between tradition and modernity, presenting pressing issues relevant to contemporary Ethiopian culture.

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Kirubel Melke Alemu, I shot the sherif, Sculpture

Kirubel Melke Alemu

I shot the sherif, 2019
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch


Kirubel Melke Alemu, Composition 1, Sculpture

Kirubel Melke Alemu

Composition 1, 2019
46.5 x 78.7 x 0.4 inch


Kirubel Melke Alemu, The book shelf 2, Sculpture

Kirubel Melke Alemu

The book shelf 2, 2020
57.1 x 57.1 x 0.4 inch


Kirubel Melke Alemu, Stripes, Sculpture

Kirubel Melke Alemu

Stripes, 2020
57.1 x 57.1 x 0.4 inch


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