Hi friend, 

My name is Alexandra Kihwa Endale Mitiku. 

For symbolic reasons, I use my middle name, Kihwa-Endale, when I introduce myself as an artist. 

My art is rooted in my ancestry, spirituality, social issues, myths, hermetism, 

and most importantly, they are rooted in Love.

I am a part-Korean, part-Ethiopian gemini and creative expression is how I understand the world Around, as well as the one Inside of me. Cliche, but it holds true. 

I use transparent and reflective surfaces for my conceptual paintings so that the viewer becomes an essential part of the work. Through their movements they bring the portraits to life.

Although mainly expressing visually through conceptual paintings and moving image, there is a place of refuge with spoken word – when there are themes that cannot fully be translated into visual art. 

Every piece that is created hopes to pull the viewer into a visceral world, where the audience is inspired by their own compassion.

Internships & Work practice

Assistant / Prainha Residência Artística
General maintenance and assisting other artists in residence
Itanhaem, Sao Paolo, Brazil 
April – May 2019
Workshop organizer/ Tate exchange Program 
Planning and setting up workshop with a group, installing video exhibition, social media promotion
London, United Kingdom 
January 2018
Exhibition Guard / Tampereen Taidemuseo
Guarding the paintings, helping visitors
Tampere, Finland 
July – August 2017
Assistant for Finlayson Art Area project / Himmelblau
Painting the area
Tampere, Finland 
May 2016
Assistant/ AKart Agency
Installation of exhibition, editing text, research
June – August New York, USA 


Tampere Ammattikorkeakoulu 
Media & Fine Art Bachelor’s Degree
2014 – 2018, Finland
Solo Exhibition
2021 Hands Up, Taidegalleria Albert IX, Helsinki

Group Exhibitions
2018     Maailmantango Festival,           
             Runokahvila, Tampere
2018     6th Moscow International Biennale for young art,
                 MMOMA, Moscow
2018     Hot Futures, Himmelblau, Tampere                               
2018     Video screening ‘25 times’,
Reading Assembly Tate Exchange Program, Tate Modern, London
2017     Pidgin, Yogiga Gallery, Seoul
2017     Elusive Matters, Uulu Kulttuurikeskus, Tampere
2017     Elusive Matters – pop-up, Pyynikin Trikoo, Tampere
2016     Desire: Double Edged Sword, Nykyaika, Tampere
2016     Desire: Double Edged Sword, OCAD, Toronto
2015     Desire: Double Edged Sword, Bethanian, Berlin
2015     Fleeting Spaces, Rajatila,  Tampere
2013     Veeran Verstas Taidenäyttely, Veeran Verstas, Oulu


2019     Prainha Residência Artística, Itanhaem, Brazil     



%d bloggers like this: