Dawit Abebe graduated from the Alle School of Fine Art and Design at Addis Ababa University with a diploma in painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and industrial design. In 2001, he founded the Habesha Art Studio in his native Ethiopia, where he continues to be a full-time artist-in-residence. In addition to numerous successful international exhibitions across Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Abebe has also worked with charities such as UNICEF to hold workshops for homeless children in Arba Minch, Jinka and Addis Ababa.
Solo exhibitions include Liminal in the Age of Mobile-ty, 68 Projects, Berlin (2018); Quo Vadis?, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2017); Background 2, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2015); Background 1, Lela Gallery, Addis Ababa (2014) and X Privacy, Alliance Ethio-Française, Addis Ababa (2012). Notable group show include What about Africa?, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam (2016) and Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London (2015).