Aida Muluneh (aidamuluneh.com) was born in Ethiopia in 1974 and returned there as an adult to ‘understand Ethiopia from the inside’. With work recently featured in MoMA’s New Photography 2018 Exhibition, Being, she is the 2007 recipient of the European Union Prize in Mali-based Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, as well as the 2010 winner of the CRAF International Award of Photography in Spilimbergo, Italy. Her artwork can be found in the permanent collection at the MoMA, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, RISD Museum, Hood Museum and the USA Museum of Biblical Art. Muluneh attended Howard University, majoring in Film; Aida curates and develops cultural projects with global partners through her company DESTA (Developing and Educating Society Through Art) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Aida Muluneh is represented by David Krut Projects (NYC/South Africa).
The sentiments behind the images are supposed to be things that exist within all of us regardless of where we come from.