Born 1970 in Gothenburg, Sweden, to an Ethiopian father and a Swedish mother. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden
© Loulou Cherinet
Loulou Cherinet, “White Women” (video still), 2002. © Loulou Cherinet
Loulou Cherinet has lived and worked in Indonesia, USA, Sweden, and Ethiopia. She holds a degree from Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts & Design, Ethiopia, and is currently studying at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden. Cherinet's work connects to the documentary. Although documentary work, it is mediated through a deliberate staging setting, moving within a minefield of prejudice, preconceived ideas, and clichés. Cherinet has participated in a number of public art projects in Ethiopia and Sweden and has exhibited her work since 1993: On Reason and Emotion (Sydney Biennale, Australia, 2004); Africa Remix (Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2004); Swedish Hearts (Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004); The African Exile Museum (Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, 2003); Profane Rituals – Sacred Rituals (5th Encounters of African Photography, Bamako, Mali, 2003); Next Flag (Espacio C, Camargo, Spain, 2003); OBSERVATORIO #1 (CCASA Camouflage, Brussels, Belgium, 2002); and Ferenj Series (ASNI Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2002). Ongoing projects: www.varbygard.nu and www.goodtv.se.
Contribution: Participates in Station 1: The Equestrian Hall, Aarhus, with “White Women,” 2002. Video, 52 min. Courtesy of the artist.