Wesley Van Eeden - South Africa
Mohammed Awudu - Ghana
Maria Peña Coto - Spain
Edoardo Trionfera - Italy
The EU Delegation to the African Union presents
Street HeArt - Two continents, one beat
The four selected street artists, two from Europe and two from Africa, will spread their creativity and make history by producing artistic graffiti on a wall in Addis Ababa (Africa’s diplomatic capital and the seat of the African Union) in May 2021.
These four artists will honour the themes of unity in diversity and of partnership through the universal language of art, while celebrating both Europe Day (9 May) and Africa Day (23 May)!
Art tells us stories and inspires new memories, while making our hearts beat to the rhythm of the world’s imagination. Through this competition the EU Delegation to the African Union wishes to provide a message of support to artists and the creative sector in these difficult times, while helping younger generations envision a future of peace, solidarity, and human dignity.
CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION WINNERS!
With over 30 successful exhibitions and festivals to his name, Mohammed Awudu — popularly known as Moh Awudu — is a contemporary artist from Nima, a suburb of Accra, Ghana.
He focuses on the sensual nature of art, aiming to influence positive behaviors through the use of mural, graffiti and traditional paintings. Some of these paintings, located in strategic places in Accra, raise awareness on issues such as child labour and trafficking, education, sanitation, and teenage pregnancy.
Edoardo, a.k.a. Dodici, is a 30 years old Italian muralist and illustrator based in Rotterdam.
After his art degree, he moved from hometown Rome to the Netherlands. His minimalistic signature style expresses best the essence of his works. People and daily tasks are a neverending source of inspiration for him. Dodici likes to represent characters in specific situations, but with an ironic twist.
María Peña (1989) is a Spanish multidisciplinary artist now living in Paris with an open studio at 59 Rivoli. Peña studied between Sao Paulo and London with the support of different grants. She graduated in Fine Arts by the University of Madrid.
RESOBORG is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer and muralist who has created murals in Auckland (New Zealand), Kwamashu (South Africa), Ekenas (Finland), Queens (New York City), Strasburg (USA) and through out South Africa where he currently lives.
His bold work reflects contemporary issues through a fresh, African perspective. His production explores both the negative and positive sides of life, but his intention is to always inspire optimism with metaphors that are both accessible and interesting.