Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Tariku Shiferaw is currently based in New York.


2015 MFA/ Parsons The New School for Design/ New York, NY
2007 BFA/ University of Southern California/ Los Angeles, CA


Select Exhibitions
2017 A Poet*hical Wager/ Museum Of Contemporary Art Cleveland/ Curated by Andria Hickey/ Cleveland, OH (upcoming)
2017 Less Time/Menos Tiempos/ Embajada/ Curated by Manuela Paz and Christopher Rivera/ San Juan, Puerto Rico (upcoming)
2017 Erase Me/ Addis Fine Art London Project Space/ London, UK (current/ solo)
2017 Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures/ Honfleur Gallery/ Curated by Niama Sandy/ Washington, D.C. (current)
2017 Leaving Home: Cathouse FUNeral Harvested/ Curated by David Dixon/ Beacon, NY
2017 Whitney Biennial/ Debtfair/ Occupy Museums/ Whitney Museum of Art/ New York, NY
2017 One of These Black Boys/ Anthony Philip Fine Arts/ Brooklyn, NY (solo)
2017 Hard Cry/ Lubov/ Curated by Gabriel H. Sanchez/ New York, NY
2016 Life Sized/ Anthony Philip Gallery/ Curated by Anthony Phillip/ Brooklyn, NY
2016 Introductions 2016/ Trestle Gallery/ Curated by Jim Osman/ Brooklyn, NY
2016 LA Art Show/ Werd Gallery/ Organized by Tim Mueller/ Los Angeles, CA
2015 Atavast/ Room Service Gallery/ Standard Practice/ Curated by Jessie English with Fernando Do Campo/ Brooklyn, NY
2015 The Stars Aren’t Stars/ AOP Gallery/ Organized by Katie Ruiz/ Brooklyn, NY
2015 In Between Abstraction: Bluewolf Scholarship Exhibition/ Bluewolf Headquarters/ New York, NY
2015 Process: Concept/ Parsons Festival/ Industry City/ Brooklyn, NY
2015 Off Pink/ Parsons MFA Thesis Exhibition/ Curated by Tina Kukielski/ The Kitchen/ New York, NY
2015 New Work New York/ 1st MFA Biennial Presented by St. Nicks Alliance & Arts@Renaissance/ Curated by Kat Griefen/ Brooklyn, NY
2014 Threshold/ 25East Gallery/ New York, NY
2014 Sound, Color, and Form/ 25 East Gallery/ New York, NY
2013 States of Becoming/ 25 East Gallery/ New York, NY
2012 Arterie/ Gallery Godo/ Glendale, CA
2012 Godoistic/ Gallery Godo/ Glendale, CA
2010 Out of the Dark: Interactive Art exhibition/ Hollywood, CA
2007 Emerging Artists: Painting and Photography/ Alitash Kebede Gallery/ Los Angeles, CA
2006 Myspace/ Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery/ Los Angeles, CA
2006 Senior Painting/ Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery/ Los Angeles, CA
2005 The Pano Chamber Project/ Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery/ Los Angeles, CA