Bereket Alemayehu

Photo artist, social activist & writer based in Seoul, South Korea

Ethiopia: Art in Public Space II, an Annual Art Festival is organized in Addis Ababa

Since 2017, a consortium of 12 different organizations has launched an annual Tibeb be Adebabay art festival (the Amharic expression equivalent with the English term art in public space). This year, the festival is happening with “the idea of filling…

African Cultural Diversity and Exchange Promotion Forum 2021 held in Korea

African Culture     Africa Insight hosted the 2021 African Cultural Diversity and Exchange Forum last December 01, 2021, in the city of Seoul with the participation of Africans and Korean citizens. The forum was sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan…

Seoul city hosts “2021 Seoul International Photojournalism Exhibition: New Normal Life”

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT     In this bustling city, the Metropolitan library and the city hall’s spacious buildings in Central Seoul are very citizen-friendly places, open to the general public. Often, the area hosts cultural activities, exhibits, or social meetings for…

South Korea: 2021 DMZ Art & Peace Platform aspires for a Borderless Peace Zone

The Cultural Cooperation Team of Korea hosted a successful concurrent exhibition in five venues at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) areas through its first Art & Peace Platform from September 15 to November 15, 2021. Organized by the Inter-Korean Transit Office,…

Joe David: “War ~ in Ethiopia got me thinking”

Joe David, a community leader for Ethiopians in Korea, a migrant himself and naturalized citizen, has a background in diplomacy and studied masters at Yonsei University in Seoul. And, he has been working for a long time in legal, international…

Korea: a call for reformation of the residency status system for migrant cultural artists

Culture and the Arts     A committee for the Reformation of the Residency Status System for Migrant Cultural Artists held a press conference on 29 September 2021 in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Gwanghwamun square…

‘Let’s Coffee Chuncheon’ world coffee festival and Art of Africa initiative in Korea

ART     When it comes to coffee, I have been fond of tasting it with all of my senses. And, considering the origin country, I could do it happily considering that it could be from anywhere in the world!…

ICONS AND IDENTITIES: a special portrait exhibition in Korea

ART EXHIBIT         As an honorary reporter for Korean Culture and Information Service this year, a group of reporters based in Korea had the privilege of visiting the special exhibition entitled “Icons and Identities” presents by the…

Chuncheon- “A unification hub city dreaming of a future unified Korea”

PERSONAL ACCOUNT/PHOTO ESSAY         The Korean War which started 71 years ago on June 25th, 1950, had involved 21 countries under the United Nations peacekeeping command signifies the world’s first attempt at collective security under the UN…

The book inspired by a Korean success story launched in Ethiopia

BOOK LAUNCH         The book, which highlights successful rapid economic growth stories of Korea as a model during the late Korean president Park Chung-hee’s era entitled Ethiopiyawiw Park directly translates as “The Ethiopian Park” was launched on…

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