Assefa Gebrekidan, a contemporary sculptor graduated from teh Addis Ababa School of Fine Art and Design in 1996. HIs first solo exhibition "Light and Sound" was curated by Meskerem Assegued in 2003 at Zoma Contemporary Art Centre in Jara Park. Since then, he was one of the two artists selected for the 2004 Dak’Art Biennial. In 2005 he was a resident artist at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France and made his first international solo exhibition ‘A Glimmer of Hope’ at Camden Arts Centre. In 2006, he has another solo exhibition atThami Mnyele, Holland.