Solo Show and an updated website, imagine that.November 22, 2011
Finally got around to updating my website!!!!!!!
I am exicted to announce that I will having my first solo show on Sunday December 4th in Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood at ACRE Projects. This show came about from the recent ACRE residency I completed in August of this year:
Official Press Release:
A Few Metaphors for Distance
Zacharias Abubeker’s A Few Metaphors for Distance is an exhibition of work exploring the artist’s connection to Ethiopia. The son of an Ethiopian immigrant, Abubeker began the process of learning about his cultural heritage four years ago. After an extended project concerning Ethiopian immigrants and their cultural assimilation in U.S., Abubeker was able to take his first trip to Ethiopia in the early part of 2011. In this exhibition, Abubeker is concerned with the ability to understand his own identity as a person of mixed race. Central to these works are issues of hybridity, assimilation, and the influence of developed countries in their dissemination of cultural practices globally. Abubeker’s work is motivated by an evolving thought process that provokes a specific set of questions about his relationship to Ethiopia: What can one actually learn from studying a culture at a distance? How can one ever come to terms with a real history? Where is the site of culture in a global society? With these questions, Abubeker hopes to create a dialogue around these issues, furthering not only his own understanding but those who engage the work as well.
I will be showing some new photographs as well as some screenprint and sulptural work. The opening reception is the 4th, from 4-8pm. There will also be open hours in the gallery on the 5th from 12-5 pm.
1913 W. 17th St
Chicago IL 60608
Hope to see you there!
Concerning the website I've added a few new sections of work, as well as an all new lectures section that I've recorded over the past few years as I've been in Chicago. As I have mentioned I am always looking for new lectures to add to the collection. So please if you are into recording things like I am let me know and I can pop it up there, with proper attribution of course.