About Nader Adem 

I have a Diploma in Fine Arts from Entoto Technical and Vocational Education and Training College in Addis Ababa. 

My engaging encounter with the world of photography came at the World Press Photo Exhibition in Addis Ababa in 2003. This was for me a veritable exposure to experience the irresistibly evocative influence of the photograph, its compelling power to reflect on the myriad realitiesof the world around us. The experience aroused my genuine interest in photography. I was equally passionate about other artistic fields in particular painting. But, my inclination to photography was solidified when I was able to own my first semi-professionalcamera in 2012, as I was then firmly persuaded of photography not just as apassion but also as professional career.

My commitment to photography lead me into a journey of self-directed studyand I am incessantly seeking opportunities to enhance my knowledge and skillswhile challenging myself to look forward and think outside the box.

Solo Exhibitions

2018  Canvas ft. Nader Adem, Bake & Brew, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2016  "Addis Beauty-space", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Group Exhibitions

2021  "Life as a Disable Person", World Press Photo Exhibition 2020, Oldenburg, German

2020  “Anajina”, Addis Foto Fest: Nine Years Survey, The Africa Institute Sharjah, UAE

2019  “Anajina”, part of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition; “Crossroads Ethiopia”- Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway.

2018  "Anajina", Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2016  "Life as a Disable Person", Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2016  "Transitions", Part of Group Exhibition titled " Stories from the City", Goethe-Institut, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2016  "Life as a Disable Person", Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France

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