Julie Mehretu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1970.
One of the most recognized visual artists of our time, Julie Mehretu’s works are direct responses to pressing political issues such as war, colonialism, diaspora, displacement and social protest. Mehretu combines manipulated digital images with her strong pictorial vocabulary. of organic marks, geometric shapes and lines.
Her multi-layered, large-scale compositions of her can be considered visual representations of humanity’s struggle to understand the social and political complexities of a globalized, chaotic, and fragmented world.