ASNI (owned by Konjit who used to run the Asni gallery in Farensay) has
now moved to Arat kilo (English church area) a little bit before Ras Amba
hotel coming from Arat Kilo. It has a sign in English and Amharic on the
black metal gate.
TALISMAN GALLERY (Contemporary Art Gallery owned by the artist Massimo de
Vita) is located in the Old Airport area close to St Gabriel church, next
to save the children. At the old airport roundabout coming from Sarbet
you take the exit towards the church (not towards the Golf course, which
would be the second exit coming from Sarbet/Pushkin square, but the next
one, the third) and you drive straight, when you get to the Mulmul bakery
on your left, you turn left and it will be the first street on your left.
It is in the ground floor of the Salvatore de Vita complex, which also one
of the nicer apartment and office complexes in Addis.
cell: +251 91 150 79 69
office: +251 11 372 48 91
ATELIER fine art gallery is located Mexico (just below the roundabout,
behind the Showroom bar and restaurant, there is also a WV garage there –
on the road that goes from Mexico roundabout to Sarbet/Pushkin roundabout)
+251 911 124 360
ECAG – Ethiopian contemporary Art Gallery is located on the Ring road,
between the Gerji roundabout and the exit for Bole Medhane Alem. As far as
I can tell this is the priciest one of them all.
Map and contact info available on the website.
Other places where I have seen interesting contemporary art:
Makush Art Gallery and restaurant – on Bole road,Mega Building, the right
hand side of the road if going towards airport)
Another gallery/art shop (I don’t know the name) – next to the US AID
building in the Bole Olympia area (where the road goes from Kazanchis
towards bole Olympia) – there is a building that contains several
interesting shops including KDesign (scarves, etc), Gigi (Persian
furniture) and this art gallery with some nice contemporary local art.
The What’s out Addis monthly publication lists over 30 galleries with
phone numbers but no address (you can get the publication at Lime tree in
Bole among other places).