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Faces of Stories

Faces of Stories

Research Fellow Robel Temesgen Bizuayehu present his solo Exhibition in connection to receiving the Lingen Art Prize.

This show marks the end of production in connection to my project, Adbar. For the past 8 years, the research and Paintings of Adbar have taken me to places and people. After being the initial inspiration to my ongoing Thesis project, Practising Water; of rituals and engagements, it is time to let go of Adbar and put the effort towards what is coming. And I am pleased to end it with the Award show, Faces of Stories at Kunsthallen Lingen, Lingen, Germany opening on the 2nd of December 2022 and run through 26 February, 2023. – Robel Temesgen

Robel Temesgen was born there in 1987 and is currently a PhD student in artistic practice at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. He received an MFA from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, University of Tromsø, Norway in 2015 and a BFA from Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University in 2010. His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions, including ARoS Museum, Aarhus (2021), Para Site, Hong Kong (2021), Kunsthall Oslo (2019), Modern Art Museum, Addis Ababa (2018), Tiwani Contemporary Art Gallery, London (2018), and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2017). Robel Temesgen has been a lecturer at the Alle School of Fine Arts for over ten years and lives between Oslo and Addis Ababa.

Lingen Art Prize

The established and renowned Lingen Art Prize will be awarded for the 25th time. Since 1983, it has been dedicated exclusively to artists who work in the medium of painting; previous winners have included Antje Majewski (1998), Marieta Chirulescu (2014), ÉderOliveira (2016) and Georgia Gardner Gray (2018); in 2020, Helen Feifel received it. Twelve directors of museums from Germany and Austria were asked to submit two proposals each. The jury, consisting of the members of the Friends of the Lingen Art Prize Sigrid Hohoff, Marita Kamp and Richard Lange, as well as Stefanie Kleefeld (Director, Kunstverein Bremerhaven), Sebastian Stein (Artistic Director, Kunstverein Langenhagen), Meike Behm (Director, Kunsthalle Lingen) and Monika Schwegmann (Head of the Department of Culture of the City of Lingen (Ems) as an advisory member) came to the conclusion to award the prize this year to the artist Robel Temesgen, who comes from Ethiopia.