Elias Sime: Tightrope is accompanied by the first monograph focusing on the work of Elias Sime and features contributions by Tracy L. Adler, Meskerem Assegued, Karen E. Milbourne, and Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi.
This book is co-published by the Wellin Museum of Art and Delmonico Books • Prestel.
Product Dimensions: 10 x 11 x .25 inches, 192 Pages, Hardcover, Language: English | $60.00
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About the Artist
Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968) graduated in graphic art from Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art and Design in 1990. His first major solo traveling museum exhibition debuted in 2019, organized by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, New York and will travel to the Akron Art Museum, Ohio; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. His work has also been featured in solo exhibitions with James Cohan Gallery (2019); British Council, Goethe-Institute, Italian Cultural Institute and Alliance Ethiofrancaise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2013); and North Dakota Museum of Art (2012). Select group exhibitions featuring Sime’s work have been at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2016); The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California (2010); Haunch of Venison, London (2009); and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2008). Sime’s works can be found in the collections of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, New York; Akron Art Museum, Ohio; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota; Perez Art Museum, Miami, Florida. As an extension of his art-making, Sime is involved in the exploration of vernacular architecture. Working with his longtime collaborator, Assegued, Sime co-founded, designed, and built the award-winning Zoma Museum in Addis Ababa, an environmentally conscious international art center described by The New York Times in 2009 as “a voluptuous dream, a swirl of ancient technique and ecstatic imagination.”