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International Art Exchange Project

The Afrikanation International Art Exchange is an artistic collaboration amongst artists in Somaliland/Somalia and Ethiopia. A variety of artists including painters, musicians and filmmakers have created artwork themed Family Rituals and Traditions. This mix of artistic collaboration, artist interviews and art exhibition provides a perfect opportunity for Somali and Ethiopian artists and communities to "meet." We are happy Prince Claus Fund supported this project with our goal to prelude lasting partnerships between Somali and Ethiopian artists and communities.

Collaboration 3: Family Rituals and Traditions

STEP 1: Artist 1 begins by answering a question through their artistic medium of choice then completes an interview explaining their artistic response. Scroll down to view the collaboration beginning with Artist 1.

Nagiib Carab Ibraahim

What family rituals and traditions have sustained you and your family over time?

Painting by Nagiib Carab Ibraahim | For Amharic subtitles, click here.

Art by Nagiib Carab Ibraahim

STEP 2: Artist 2 reviews the artwork created by the Artist 1, then creates new art in response.

Sosena Solomon
Film, Photography
Ethiopia, Kenya

Photography by Sosena Solomon

Photo by Sosena Solomon Photo by Sosena Solomon

Macha Rose
Film, Photography

Sosena Solomon
Film, Photography
Ethiopia, Kenya
Artist 1, Nagiib Carab Ibraahim - Interview was filmed and edited by Hassan Banaroma and Macha Rose. Translations by Mohamed Gulaid.
Artist 2, Sosena Solomon- Interview filmed and edited by Sosena Solomon.