Contemporary Nights is a curatorial forum directing, showcasing, and documenting post-disciplinary artistic productions. CN# mediates collaborations and collective processes to forge meaningful connections among art practitioners in Addis Ababa and beyond towards nurturing a sustainable ecosystem and reimagining a radical collective future. CN# generates spaces for experimentation and facilitates research based and process-driven praxis to redefine existing boundaries.


we work towards building resilient communities by fostering empathy, honesty, equality, and inclusivity through art


we facilitate sharing, exchange, collaboration, peer review, mentorship, and support to strengthen the quality and impact of contemporary art in addis


we address the shortage in physical space for creatives to showcase our works by exploring alternative and versatile spaces in the city. although cn# doesn’t have a permanent space, we find and transform different spaces around addis into exhibition and performance venues

join our mailing list