Addis International Art Symposium


Fendika Art and Cultural Center organized the Addis International Art Symposium (AIAS) which focuses on painting symposium on contemporary art and will be held throughout February 26, 2020 in Addis Ababa. Fendika Art and Cultural Center has organized this art symposium in close collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Addis Ababa Culture, Arts and Tourism Bureau. 21 high-profile visual artists from Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Eritrea, Egypt, Nigeria, Namibia, Nepal, Cyprus, Turkey, Russia, Serbia and Canada will attend in the first Addis International Art Symposium. This art symposium which will have a span of ten days primarily aims at artistic and cultural discourses as well as exchanges among all the participating visual artists.
Each participating visual artist of AIAS is expected to produce two of their imaginative creative artworks within the span of the symposium on any universal themes of interest. Addis International Symposium on Contemporary Art will have various distinct programs including artistic discussions, art workshops, master class by selected visual artists, impartations, cultural exchange as well as an art exhibition of creative works by all the participating visual artists at the end of the symposium. All the participating visual artists of the first AIAS will have a group art exhibition at the Shenzhen Hall of Skylight Hotel on February 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the presence of invited high-level government officials, art elites, diplomatic community members as well as various print, electronic, broadcast and social media outlets.