Ezra Wube: A remarkable Folklorist & Social Commentator

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Ezra Wube was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He moved to the United States at the age of 18. He has had an illustrious and colourful career that has seen his work exhibited in various corners oDSCF2317f the globe. His work is memorable and there is no doubt that he set to go places. He was featured at the 2014 Dak’art Biennale and here is our chat. 

Msanii Kimani: How does it feel to be at the Biennale?

Ezra Wube: I felt both greatly honored and emotional about participating in Dak’art Biennale

Msanii Kimani: Did you imagine that your work will be at a continental stage like this?

Ezra Wube: No, I didn’t think I would be in an exhibition with such influential artists and curators yet.

Msanii Kimani: Talk to me about Hisab? That is an Amharic name. What does Hisab mean?

Ezra Wube: Hisab literally means…

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