Loulou Cherinet (b. 1970) was born in Göteborg and over the last 20 years, has travelled between Stockholm and Addis Ababa, living and working in both cities. She also trained in both cities; at the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art & Design and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
Cherinet works with moving images in large-scale spatial forms that stage dialogue and storytelling in different ways. Her film-making connects to a post-documentary tradition, in which the film forms a tool to try out theories and perceive realities.
In her artistry Cherinet examines how abstract terms in our current political rhetoric penetrate our physical and social everyday lives and how language affects our behaviour, environments and the objects that surround us.
Cherinet’s works have been shown in solo exhibitions internationally and in many group exhibitions such as Manifesta 8, Momentum 7, Africa Remix and the biennials in Sidney, São Paulo and Venice.
Cherinet will assume her position of professor at Konstfack in Stockholm in August 2015. Her art is represented in the collections of Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Sindika Dokolo, African Collection of Contemporary Art.