Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting is proud to present
From February 19th to March 19th , 2023
Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting is proud to present an OVR dedicated to three African artists: Mikidadi Bush, Maurus M. Malikita (Tanzania), and Engdaget Legesse (Ethiopia).
The OVR focuses on comparing three different styles of Surrealistic, figurative Pop, and abstract paintings by the three African artists.
Mikidadi Bush is a painter and sculptor born in 1957 in Tanzania, where he lives and works today. Bush studied painting at Goethe Institute in Dar es Salaam, and he began working with Frida Gallery in Tokyo in 1996, exhibiting at the Museum of Reunion in 1999. Bush joined the artists of the Sarenco Foundation in 2000, which invited him to participate in exhibitions across Italy and Kenya. He has been included in four Malindi Biennial Exhibitions, receiving a special jury prize in 2008. Bush has participated in the notable exhibitions “Transafricana” (2011, Museo Magi ‘900, Pieve di Cento, Bologna, IT / Fondazione 107, Turin, IT / 2011-2012 Palazzo Lucerna di Rora’, Museo Archeologico di Bene Vagienna, Cuneo, IT) and “Africana” (2013 Mudima Foundation, Milan, IT).
Maurus Malikita was born in Lindi, Tanzania in 1964 and currently lives and works in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He worked as a carpenter before joining the Tingatinga Arts Cooperative (TACS) in 1988. He received the prize of the first edition of the Malindi International Art Biennial in 2007. Malikita exhibited in 1992 Tinga Tinga Gallery, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 1996 Goethe Institut, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 1997 Art Africain, Solothurn, Switzerland; 1998 Tamburo Parlante, Montone, Italy; 2000 Rocca di Umbertide, Umbertide, Italy; 2003 Fabbrica Sarenco, Verona, Italy; 2006 Malindi Biennial, Kenya; 2006 Atelier degli Artisti, Brescia, Italy; 2007 VAC, Ventabren, France; 2007 Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli, Italy; and 2010 Malindi Biennial, Kenya.
Engadget Legesse was born in Addis Ababa in 1971 in the district of Zebgna Sefer – known as the Village of Guardians. At 16, in 1988, Engdaget Legesse began studying at the respected Fine Arts School in Addis Ababa – becoming the youngest student in attendance. His introduction to the fine arts was followed by a two-year specialization in monumental painting, and Legesse completed his studies with distinctions in 1993. Between 2003 and 2005, he was awarded a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Services. Legresse maintains several solo and collective exhibitions and now lives and works in Berlin.