Bekele Mekonnen Nigussu

Bekele Mekonnen Nigussu

Full  name Bekele Mekonnen Nigussu
Education attended
  • MFA, Moscow State Art Institute, 1993 (GCA)
  • Diploma, AA. School of Fine Arts, 1983 (GCA)
Academic rank Assistant Professor of  Fine Arts
Working for AAU  Since 2001
Administrative Positions held
  • Director, School of Fine Arts, 2001-2004
  • Director, GK Desta Center (Modern Art Museum), 2008-2010
  • Director, School of Fine Arts, 2009-2011
  • Department Chair, Sculpture Department, 1997-  1999
Awards/Recognitions/ memberships of international bodies/
  • Chicago international artists program Award, USA, 1998
  • Scholar Rescue Fund Award, USA, 2006
  • Pollock Krasner Foundation Award ( 20,000 USD) USA, 2007
  • Studio artists center international, ITALY, Florence 2002
 Journals – editorial roles/ initiatives etc
  • “ጥላና ብርሃን”  Editor, Quarterly Local Newspaper, Fine arts (periodical at the out school), 2001-2002
  • Permanent Contribution (Articles on Fine Arts)
  • Fert magazine & other election
  •   Art 21, a New York based documentation initiatives, member of the intern-council
 Address
Campus: School of Fine Arts & Design (Arat Kilo)
Office tel.: 011-1-23-28-32               
Mobile: +251-0911-97-46-60
E-mail ID: bemekonnen@yahoo.com
Research interest Verbal vs. Visual Communication in the Life of Ethiopians
Exhibition and /orPublications on reputable journals
  • Chelsea Art Museum – (One man Show) New York, USA, 2006
  • Studio Art International School (One man Show), Italy, Florence, 2002
  • BGSU, College Sallery (one man show ) USA,OHIO, 2003
  • LELA contemporary art Gallery  (One man show) Ethiopian, A.A. 2008