Wosene Worke Kosrof

BIOGRAPHY

Wosene Worke Kosrof (b.1950, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) received a BFA from The School of Fine Art, Addis Ababa and an MFA from Howard University, Washington DC in 1980. Selected museum exhibitions include Keith Haring Museum of Japan, Kobuchizawa, Japan (2017); Sharjah Museum Calligraphy Biennial, UAE (2014); Transformations: Recent Contemporary African Art Acquisitions, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, (2009); Newark Museum, Newark, NJ (2004); National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (2004); Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; and Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa, Whitechapel Gallery, London (1995). His work is the collections of the National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa; The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; The Newark Museum, NJ; The Neuberger Museum at Purchase, NY; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; Keith Haring Museum of Japan, Kobuchizawa; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Fowler Museum, UCLA, CA; Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and The Voelkerkunde Museum, Zurich, Switzerland as well as many international private and corporate collections. He currently lives and works in Berkeley, CA.