Dawit L. Petros discusses his practice with independent curator and writer Osei Bonsu
Dawit L. Petros discusses his practice with independent curator and writer Osei Bonsu. Work by Petros is showing as part of The View From Here at Tiwani Contemporary, from 22 May to 27 June 2015.
Dawit L. Petros (b. 1972, Eritrea) is a New York-based artist exploring the relationship between African histories and European modernism. His installations and photography works are based around extensive research and travels. Recent exhibitions include The Studio Museum in Harlem, USA (2014), The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA (2014), The National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, USA (2013), and the Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China (2011). He was awarded an Independent Study Fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2012.
The View From Here presents works by seven emerging international artists, many of whom will be showing in London for the first time: Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria), Delio Jasse (Angola), Lebohang Kganye (South Africa), Namsa Leuba (Switzerland), Mimi Cherono Ng'ok (Kenya), Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria) and Dawit L. Petros (Eritrea / USA).
Tiwani Contemporary, London. June 5, 2015 at 3pm