What does it look like when poetry is not silent, but an act of understanding, resistance, and love? What Songs We Learn From the Trees look like, and what happens on the journey through the Slow Marathon. What does „The Economy of Presence“ mean today? It is a great honor and pleasure to be in the same city with a great poet, artist, and initiator of initiatives that bring people together.
It is a great pleasure to live in the time of Mihret Kebede.
Mihret Kebede is a multi-disciplinary artist and poet, a co-founder of Tobiya poetic Jazz, Netsa Art village
artists collective, and Addis video art festival. She graduated from Addis Ababa University School of Fine
Arts and Design in painting with distinction in 2007 and earned her MA in arts from the same school
in 2016. She received a certificate award of recognition in 2013 from the Ministry of Culture and
Tourism, Ethiopia. Mihret has participated in several local and international art exhibitions, workshops,
poetry performances, art residencies, and collaborative art projects. Beyond her artistic practices, she is
known for organizing local and international art events and festivals. Her poems and essays are included
in the Wax and Gold: Poetry Jazz book Published by Institut für Raumexperimente/Studio Olafur
Eliasson, Berlin and Tobiya Poetic Jazz, Addis Ababa. Her poems are featured in several publications
including Washington square review Journal and the first-ever anthology of Ethiopian Amharic poetry in
English, Songs We Learn from Trees ,Carcanet Press. Mihret is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the
Academy of fine arts Vienna (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien).
You can take a look soon performance „The Economy of Presence“ by Masimba Hwati & Mihret Kebede
– curated by Negin Rezaie. 31. Mai 2023 Kulturhaus Brotfabrik
Follow more info at https://cba.fro.at/podcast/zenergija