Betelhem Makonnen_________ቤተልሄም መኮንን                                                         

yo soy aquí / i am here

ICOSA Collective Gallery, Austin, Texas September 23 - October 29, 2017

yo soy aquí / i am here is a collaborative exhibition that is the result of a nine-month conversation between the artists Betelhem Makonnen and Adrian Aguilera. Deliberately playing with the Spanish language’s distinction between estar and ser as different understandings of the verb “to be”, Makonnen and Aguilera present works in collage, objects, video, and multimedia installation that propose an ontological, as well as a spatial exploration of our relationship to here (space + time).

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