Tariku Shiferaw is a New York based artist who explores mark-making addressing the physical and metaphysical spaces of painting and social structures. Recent exhibitions include Men of Change, a four-year nationally traveling exhibition with the Smithsonian Institution (2019-2023), and Unbound, at the Zuckerman Museum of Art (2020-2021). Other group shows include the 2017 Whitney Biennial, as part of Occupy Museums; A Poet*hical Wager, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2017); and What’s Love Got to Do With It?, at The Drawing Center (2019). Notable solo exhibitions include Erase Me, at Addis Fine Art, London (2017); This Ain’t Safe, at Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn (2018); and It’s a love thang, it’s a joy thang, at Galerie Lelong, NY (2021).
Shiferaw participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (2018 -2019) and Open Sessions at The Drawing Center (2018 – 2020). He is currently an artist-in-residence at the World Trade Center through Silver Art Projects (2020 - 2022).