For Hailu Kifle, art is a way of expressing feelings, thoughts and ideas with an emphasis on his socio-political perspective of Ethiopia. He is fascinated with his country’s history and its use of the administrative stamp which he modifies, and then employs his own fingerprints, incorporating both stamp and fingerprints into his work.
Kifle was born in Dessie in 1984. He earned a degree in Graphic Design in 2006 at the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design of Addis Ababa University. He is an assistant lecturer instructor at the Entoto TVET College of Fine Arts. Kifle’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows. St. George Gallery has exhibited Hailu Kifle’s work since 2015.