Helen Zeru presents a selection of her visual and video work, which is followed by a general discussion about the work.
Helen Zeru studied economics at Bahir Dar University before enrolling at Addis Ababa University’s Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, where she was awarded a BFA in 2008. After graduating, she studied photography with D.E.S.T.A. for Africa. She is an active member of Netsa Art Village and works as a studio artist, freelance photographer, and as an art-therapist for several local NGOs. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Alliance Ethio-Française, the Goethe Institute, the National Museum of Ethiopia, the National Theatre Art Gallery, Netsa Art Village, the Addis Foto Fest, the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Her works in photography, video art, performance, painting, and charcoal drawings often start as reflections of personal and emotional themes before entering a broader social context, touching upon relevant and pressing social issues.