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Biography of Loulou CHERINET

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Loulou Cherinet (Born in 1970) is a photograph of Swedish & Ethiopian origin.

Born of an Ethiopian father and Swedish mother, Loulou Cherinet worked at the Goteborg Konstmuseum in Sweden before dedicating herself to painting for two years in Indonesia. In 1996, she enrolled at the University School of Fine Arts and Design in Addis Ababa later returning to Sweden to study at the art academy. She maintains a vibrant engagement with the world through her work, constantly discovering fresh views onto it. One of an emerging generation of young, women, African artists, Cherinet works primarily with the video medium. She has taken part in exhibitions internationally, including the Sydney Biennale and the 4th Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine in Bamako.

The work featured in the show, 'Bleeding Men' (2003), was shown in the original Africa Remix Exhibition in Dusseldorf in 2004. Shot in Alexandria, it explores the fundamental notions of death and rebirth.

Last update : 07/22/2007

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