ETIYE
DIMMA POULSEN

 

Brief biographical notes

Etiye Dimma Poulsen
 
 

ETIYE DIMMA POULSEN
Sculptor
Guest Artist invited by Inge Hørup

Mixed media sculptures that represent the timeless essence of her native Ethiopia;
a child-like wonderment at the vivid colours, the shimmering heat, the odours,
the craquelure of the soil as tracery on fabric and a representation of womanhood that is exotic,
alluring but, equally, humble and true to nature.

Born in Ethiopia in 1968, Etiyé was adopted in 1974 by a Danish family
then living in Tanzania, and went from an English infant school in Kenya to primary and secondary education in Denmark.

In 1988, while still in Denmark, she studies the History of Art, before setting up her own studio in France in 1991.

In 2003, she moved to Belgium and opened her current atelier.

Joint Exhibitions:

2010
Beddington Fine Art  Bargemon
Joint Exhibition with Christian Destieu 21st August - 16th October 2010
Group Sculpture Beddington Fine Art 10th Anniversary Exhibition Gallery Garden Bargemon from the 26th of June 2010

Galerie Elfie Bohrer Zurich

2007
Terre Noire "Ousmane Sow et les tendances de la sculpture africaine d'aujourd'hui"
Musée Départemental Maurice Denis, St- Germain- en Laye

2006
Les 4 Saisons
L'Hiver Inge Horup & Etiyé Dimma Poulsen Beddington Fine Art Bargemon

Principal Solo Exhibitions

2010
Galerie d'Haudrecy Knockke
Galerie Claudine Legrand Paris

2009
Galerie Geneviève Godard Lille
Willem Elias Woluwe Belgium
Galerie Strenger Tokyo Japan
Centre d'Art André Malraux  Colmar

2008
Galerie Strenger Tokyo Japan
Joie Lassiter  Gallery Charlotte U.S.A
Pappirfabrikken Silkeborg Denmark
Parlement Européen
Charteaux  d'Hardelay  Les Herbiers
Womanhood Hood  Museum New Hampshire
Worldbank Washington U.S.A

2007
Unesco Paris
Kolonienpaleis Tervuren Belgium
Musée Maurice Denis, Paris
D'Haudrecy Art Gallery Knokke Zoute Belgium
Wertz Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta Georgia
Galerie Claudine Legrand Paris
Galerie Elfie Bohrer Banstetten, Zurich, Switzerland

2006
Skoto gallery, New York
Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France
Centre Culturel Scharpoord Knokke, Belgium
Galerie des Emibois, Switzerland

2005
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris
Wertz contemporary Gallery Atlanta, Usa
Gallery Knud Grothe Charlottenlund, Denmark
Gallery Marc Van Meensel, Holland Art Fair Den Haag
Galerie Hamlin Honfleur, France
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris
Lineart Gent, Belgium
Galerie 23 Amsterdam


2004
Museum of World Culture, Göteborg, Sweden
Lille Art Fair, Galerie Hamlin
Galerie Geneviève Godar, Lille
Galerie Claudine Legrand Paris
St’art 2004 Galerie Hamlin, Strasbourg

 

2003
St’art 2003, Strasbourg
Gallery Knud Grothe Charlottenlund, Denmark
Smithsonian Museum of African Art,Washington
Galerie des Emibois, Switzerland
Galerie Hamelin Honfleur, France
Gallery MAM, Douala, Cameroon
MOBA Gallery, Belgium

2002
Alliance Française, Ethiopia
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris

2001
Gallery MAM, Douala, Cameroon
St’art 2001, Strasbourg
October Gallery, London
Artist in Residence, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Château des Carmes, La Flèche, France

2000
Biennale Dakar
Hamelin Gallery, Honfleur
Galerie Capazza, Nancy, France
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris

1999
Galerie Geneviève Godar, Lille
Galerie des Emibois, Switzerland
Maison de la Céramique,, Mulhouse

1998
Arts Pluriels, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
MAM, Douala, Cameroon
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris

1997
Bomani Gallery, San Francisco
Afrique en Création, Ministry of Cooperation
Centre Wallonie, Brussels
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris

1996
Centre Culturel, Meudon, Paris
Galerie Hamelin, Honfleur
Galerie Geneviève Godar, Lille

1994
Centre Culturel La Nacelle, Aubergenville, France

1989
Industrial Space Dong, Copenhagen, Denmark


Museum Collections
1997
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, USA
The Hans Bogatzke Collection of Contemporary African Art, Germany
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington
Newark Museum, New Jersey
Hood  Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire
La Piscine, Roubaix, France

Television Programmes
2003
« Double Je » et les trophées de la langue française presented by Bernard Pivot
« Black Colours » A programme presented by Bérengère Casanova for Belgian TV

Films
2001
« ETIYE DIMMA POULSEN »
2005
Women of Fire, Femmes du Feu


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