Dawit L. Petros
Dawit Petros received his MFA in Visual Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, a BFA in Photography from Concordia University, a BFA in History from the University of Saskatchewan and completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. His work has been exhibited widely, most recently in international venues including the 13th Havana Biennial in Matanzas, Cuba (2019); Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (2019); Bamako Encounters Biennale, Mali (2017); Dakar Biennale, Senegal (2018); Prospect.4, New Orleans (2017); and the Walther Collection Project Space, New York (2016). Petros is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Petros’ upcoming exhibition Prospetto a Mare (Prospectus to Sea) will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 16 to December 12, 2021, featuring new work as well as elements from The Stranger’s Notebook (2016-17), which addressed the West’s limited knowledge of cross-border flows and diasporas within the African continent, as well as Spazio Disponibile (2019), which examined contemporary flows of Africans out of the continent in relation to European colonial history in Eritrea.