Born in 1987 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Yonas Hailu is an award winner visual artist, art educator and creative director based in Addis Ababa. He graduated from Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art and design in the department of visual communication/graphics in 2010. After his graduation, Yonas taught visual arts until 2014.
Yonas believes that art is the highest and truest form of self-expression. He views art as a way of telling stories and sharing diverse cultural and spiritual perspectives. “This is significant and important to society,” he says. “Art is a life-long journey of self-discipline, it is shaped by one’s desire, community, education and life experience.”
Yonas was winner of the Qatar International Art Exhibition 2019, Art of Asia 2019, Art of Bahrain ARTBAB 2018, and World Design week 2019. His works exhibited in Los Angeles, Ireland, Denmark, Sao polo, and Kingdom of Bahrain and his exhibition has been visited and appreciated by lots of peoples in Addis Ababa Ethiopia and abroad National Museum, Alliance ethic francs, Italian cultural institute.