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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 5: 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.

Wahiib Mustafe
Painter
Somaliland


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

Painting by Wahiib Mustafe | For Amharic subtitles, click here.

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

Bayew Atiye
Painter
Ethiopia

Painting by Bayew Atiye


Painting by Bayew Atiye





Macha Rose
Film, Photography
USA

Elias Aba Milki
Film
Ethiopia
Artist 1, Wahiib Mustafe - Interview was filmed and edited by Hassan Banaroma and Macha Rose. Translations by Mohamed Gulaid.
Artist 2, Bayew Atiye - Interview filmed, edited and translated by Elias Aba Milki.

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