Solomon Tzeggai-Teferi

The Banff Centre Community Residency in Winter 1993, brought together a group of 40 artists whose work and prespective had in common a relationship to social and community issues. The artists were involved in four different projects: Second Decade: AIDS, Community and Television; Pauktuutit: a pan-arctic Inuit Women's collective dealing with social issues: A New Generation an Old Culture: Japanese-Canadian artists dealing with notiions of heritage, culture and identity and Mekarôn: a collective of visual artists addressing issues of langauge and communication in an inter-ethnic context. Mekarôn compilation represents the 7 short pieces produced by the collective.

Bootsin, 3:00, 1992. Solomon Tzeggai-Teferi's work focuses mainly on painting and drawing. His work was recently shown at Articule in an exhibition entitled Empreintes de distance (l'exil). He worked on the conception and development of the Nitassinan mural in Montréal and is a participant in the development of the Great Whale mural project in June 1992. In 1992 he had a solo exhibition entitled Stories of Suffering and Courage in Asmara, Eritrea (East Africa).


Mekarôn Compilation

1993, 37:48 minutes, colour/B&W