Bereket Alemayehu

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

2022 Refugee Manifesto Festival, “United By Hope” held in Seoul, South Korea

On the occasion of World Refugee Day 2022, Active Refugee Korea hosted a Refugee Manifesto Festival, “United By Hope” where refugees from various nationalities gathered to claim their rights, opportunities and hope in collaboration with the Korea Refugee Rights Network…

Shin Misik Photography Exhibit: The SAN PEOPLE of the Namibia Kalahari Desert

Korean photographer Shin Misik had literally brought the San people of the Kalahari Desert to the gallery. Some large-size framed photographs of the astonishing ancient African native people and their habitat. The landscape images depicted vividly on them, artistically captured,…

African Civil Society’s Letter to the United Nations Security Council on the Ongoing Situation in Ethiopia

Sixteen Africa-based civil society organizations sent a concerned letter on Ethiopia’s ongoing conflict in the northern part of the country to the UN Security Council. In the letter, sent on May 18, 2022, the concerned civil societies said that despite…

Diverse Artists of Korea Association holds a Press Conference on the Guarantee of the Status and Rights of Foreign Artists

We’ve seen the birth of a new Korean Dream in recent years, during Korea’s meteoric rise to become the 10th largest economy in the world. Artists from every nation, inspired by Korea’s past and present culture, are flocking to its…

Seoul : Ukrainian Vyshyvanka Day- a concert of classical music initiated by a middle school student in support of peace in Ukraine

On May 19, 2022 afternoon of a cultural celebration, Ukrainian Vyshyvanka Day known as the national embroidered shirt, and a concert of classical music was held in front of the Embassy of Ukraine in Seoul, South Korea. At the opening…

Refugees deliver a congratulatory letter to new Korean President-elect, Yoon Suk-yeol

May 4, 2022. Refugee representatives and local activists in Korea organized a congratulatory message event for the new president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol in front of the Presidential Transition Committee office in Seoul. The new president-elect will take office on May 10,…

An Exhibition for Peace in Ukraine at 1898 Gallery, Myongdong Cathedral, Seoul

On April 27, 2022, an artwork and multimedia exhibition was opened for public viewing in central Seoul entitled “Peace in Ukraine”. The exhibition was organized by Hankuk University’s Department of Ukrainian Studies and featured a number of photos, videos and…

“Read at Seoul Plaza”

Seoul City marked World Book & Copyright Day with Outdoor Library   On April 23, 2022, the Seoul Metropolitan Government opened the outdoor library event “Read at Seoul Plaza” in front of Seoul Metropolitan Library & City Hall to mark…

Pianist/composer Eunhye Jeong and the Goindol Project- South Korea

MUSIC AND CULTURE/INTERVIEW       Pianist/composer Eunhye Jeong is a creative musician with a critical mind that keeps expanding her musical world with diligent research. She has performed with legendary Wadada Leo Smith, a multiple award-winner, a Pulitzer Prize…

The Sool Gallery: More than just alcohol, it helps connect persons and bring communities together

TRADITIONAL CULTURE       Korea has a long tradition of culinary arts and unique cuisine, with some popular names such as kimchi, a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, napa cabbage and radish, as well as favorite…

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