In this collaboration and artistic experiment, Ethopian visual artist & performer Henok Getachew
is teaming up with Jaspr to exhibit works from his "Equilibrium" collection, which explores the themes of stability within our society.
These works will be available to be acquired by the public via cash-free trade, with Henok listing what he would trade for each piece on the Jaspr trade platform.
Wed, April 18 - OPENING NIGHT
Thur, April 26 - CLOSING NIGHT & AUCTION
Throughout the week, Henok, Jaspr and Filterhouse will be hosting a variety of events that promote Art within the Sharing Economy, featuring, amongst other things, a live painting workshop in which Henok will be offering painted portraits via trade. More info on these sessions in the coming weeks.
Henok started practicing art from the age of six in the form of drawing, painting and clay sculpture. After a brief foray into Physics, he joined Addis Ababa University’s Ale school of Fine Arts and Design and graduated with a B.A in Art Education in 2008.
Since graduation, he has experimented with different media and techniques including video, mixed media and performance to generate his body of work. Working with video and performance extends Henok's work beyond the 2D, allowing him to experiment with time and space.
Within his practice, an artwork's history and process of creation are equal to the final product. The concepts of Stability and Equilibrium are also infused into Henok's workflow, with much of his material being sourced from the environment around him.
In Ethiopia, Henok has held numerous exhibitions and performances, and helped to found the Netsa Art Village collective with other 10 Ethiopian artists.
In addition to this work in his home country, he has also had exposure internationally, with his work being exhibited in countries like Germany, India, Cuba, Morocco, Mexico and Tanzania.
Since 2017 he has been based in Berlin, experimenting and developing his works in his Kreuzberg studio.
Jaspr is a Berlin-based startup with a mission to bring cash-free trade back to the world. With their innovative approach to trade (via a website and mobile apps), Jaspr helps you save money, make friends, live more sustainably, and have experiences that money cannot buy.