Bekele Mekonnen talks with the VOA Amharic program’s Alula Kebede about his creative work and the unique experiences he has had while pursuing his passion for the arts. One of the top students of his time, both at home and abroad, he also taught art at the Ethiopian School of Arts for many years and later served as the director of the school.
Bekele Mekonnen has traveled across the United States giving lectures at various universities on Ethiopian contemporary art and culture. The Chelsea Museum of Art in New York City will begin an exhibit of his works on June 20, 2006. (click the link above to hear an interview with Bekele Mekonnen in Amharic)