Leikun Nahusenay, 'Body vs Soul IV', 2016, Pastel, peel on paper, 81 x 60 cm, Courtesy of Addis Fine Art
Leikun Nahusenay, 'Body vs Soul IV', 2016, Pastel, peel on paper, 81 x 60 cm, Courtesy of Addis Fine Art  

While primarily identifying himself as a self-taught artist, Leikun Nahusenay nonetheless completed his art degrees from the Ale School of Fine Arts (2006) and Teferi Mekonnen School (2011). His multidisciplinary practice is based in Addis Ababa, where he works from the Nas Gedame studio. He is also a member of the Netsa Art Village and contributes to the growing Ethiopian art scene.

His work has been shown at numerous exhibitions, including Addis Calling, Addis Fine Art (2016); Draw Me A Castle, Alliance Ethio-Française (2011); and The Fine Line Between, Lela Gallery (2008) — all in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Recent solo exhibitions include Child Art 1, Lela Gallery, Addis Ababa (2011); Cartoon Relief Sculpture at Grazmach Tasse Cultural Centre and Trinity at Alliance Ethio-Française, Addis Ababa (2009). Nahusenay took part in the fourth annual Photographer’s Portfolio meeting at the Bamako Encounters Biennale (2016).