apexart :: New York City Fellow :: Azeb Worku Sibane
Fellowship Program
Name: Azeb Worku Sibane
Visiting From: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  
Dates of fellowship: May 15 - June 14, 2008  
Recommended by: Konjit Seyoum
curator, gallerist, writer and educator in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Azeb Worku Sibane currently works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and has worked professionally for more than fifteen years in diverse roles including actress, production manager, translator, theatre director and playwright. Sibane has performed at Ethiopia's National Theatre since 1992 and has appeared in works such as "Ha -hu weyim Pe-Pu" by Laureate Tsegaye G/medhin and "Keadmas bashahge" by Bealu Girma. In 2006 Sibane directed and acted in "Eight Women," originally a French comedy drama that she also translated. The production was staged entirely by women, empowering women in Ethiopia to realize professional works successfully. Additionally she has performed in numerous plays at the Addis Ababa Cultural Center and in live transmissions at the Ethiopia National Radio. In 2007 Sibane performed at The Swedish Theatre Biennial in Örebro as part of the Performing Arts Cooperation between Sweden and East Africa project, which promotes knowledge and relationship building between the two regions.

FELLOWSHIP TALK: The Devil's Scarf and The Lion's Whiskers an evening performance followed by a discussion with Pablo Helguera
June 4, 2008