Dawit L. Petros: The Stranger’s Notebook

10/15/2016 - 12/14/2016
Dawit L. Petros: The Stranger's Notebook

In a new body of work that includes photography, video, and sound, Eritrean-born artist Dawit L. Petros explores the relationship between African histories and European modernism, tracing ideas about borders and narratives of migration, past and present.

Along with nine African artists from five countries (Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Nigeria & South Africa), Petros traveled by road from Lagos, Nigeria to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Subsequent journeys to Italy and Morocco complete the remaining geographies explored.

The Stranger’s Notebook is the first museum exhibition for Dawit Petros in the midwest and a US premiere of recent work that chronicles the artist’s research on the timely topic of shifting identities and migration.

For more information about the artist Dawit L. Petros

Support is provided by the H&R Block Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. This project also received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to audiences in Canada and beyond.


Informality Blog

Intimate Strangers: A Response to Dawit L. Petros and Emmanual Iduma’s conversation at the H&R Block Artspace
March 15, 2017
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Temporary Art Review

Dawit Petros at Artspace
January 9, 2017
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KCUR 89.3

Artist Dawit Petros, 1900s Sexual Revolution, Jorge Arana’s ‘Mammoth’
December 12, 2016