Theo Eshetu, born in 1958 in London, spent his childhood between Ethiopia, Senegal, and Italy, and today he lives in Berlin. Since graduating in 1981 from North East London Polytechnic with a degree in communications design, he has worked on a range of new media formats, spanning from documentaries and experimental films to video installations and photography. His works have been shown internationally, including at the Shanghai Biennale (2017), Documenta14 in Athens and Kassel (2017), Dak’Art (2016), and the 2011 Venice Biennale. His installation Till Death Us Do Part (1980s) has become part of the permanent collection of MoMa, New York. In 2019 he had a solo exhibition, Faces and Places (2019), at Akbank Sanat in Istanbul; in 2020 he developed a work for the Gwangju Biennale; and in 2021 his film The Moving Museum will be presented at the Humboldt Forum, Berlin. Eshetu is a fellow of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. At Tarabya, he shot the film Europa and the Bull with Antelope Horns (AT) with Judith Rosmair.
Theo Eshetu was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from October to December 2016, from September to November 2017 and from July to August 2018.