Of mother tongue, motherland, and mother – a fugitive effort to
communicate the incommunicable through a nonlinear hybrid text on
displaced memory and history.
Dimensions: 5 x 7"
Materials: Softcover book
A native of Ethiopia (b. 1972), Betelhem Makonnen is an artist currently living and
working in Austin, Texas. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working with a variety of mediums that include video, photography, and installations, she researches questions on perception, presence, and place within a trans-temporal and trans-locative topology that operates on the relational dynamics of an African diasporic consciousness. She exhibits in galleries and cultural spaces nationally and internationally.
Co-prosperity presents An Epithet, a multimedia exhibition that features artists who use playful strategies of resistance to create sacred monuments and excavate the structures of domination that use language to exclude, consume and mold subjects. An Epithet is curated by Jory Drew and Joelle Mercedes, and is funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Andy Warhol foundation for the Visual Arts. Visit the website Epithet.info to schedule a visit, with times starting March 13th at sunset, until April 30th.