Dawit Petros

Dawit L. Petros is a visual artist born in Eritrea and based in New York City. Petros studied Art as a Fulbright Fellow at Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Photography at Concordia University, Montreal and History at The University of Saskatchewan. Working with installations, photography, research and extensive travels, his practice centers around a critical rereading of the relationship between African histories and European modernism. Petros' artistic language enables a metaphorically rich articulation of the fluidity of transnational experiences and attendant issues of displacement, place-making, and cultural negotiation. Recent exhibition venues include The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC; Medina Galerie Mediatheque in Bamako, Mali; and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, MI. Dawit L. Petros is represented by Tiwani Contemporary in London, UK.