About Elias Sime
Elias Sime (born 1968 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) has exhibited extensively around the world. His work has been shown internationally at the Dak’Art Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal; the New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna, Austria; and in the United States at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and a survey exhibition that travelled from the Santa Monica Museum of Art, California, to the North Dakota Museum of Art.
In 2019 Sime received an African Art Award from the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and was shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize 2020.
He presented Elias Sime: Tightrope his first major museum exhibition in the USA at The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, highlighting work from across the last decade, alongside a selection of early works critical to the artist’s development. The exhibition travelled to the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada in Spring 2021, and was accompanied by his first monographic publication. In 2021 Sime held a solo exhibition Currents 118: Elias Sime at the Saint Louis Art Museum and in 2022 Sime was selected to participate in the 59th Venice Biennale exhibition The Milk of Dreams.
Sime’s work is included in the permanent collection of museums and galleries across the US, Canada as well as Japan, South Africa and Israel.
20 October - 15 December 2023
21 December 2023 - 19 December 2024
07 November 2023