A polymath working at the intersection of art, design, technology, and culture.
Metasebia Yoseph is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and product manager with over a decade of experience working at the intersection of art and technology. She has produced a number of experimental cultural projects, writings, exhibitions, and community-based events, including Design Week Addis Ababa, the first intersectional design and innovation festival in East Africa.
She has curated local and international exhibitions for institutions such as the Embassy of Finland, the DC Arts Center (DCAC), and the Institute of Ethiopian Studies.
Metasebia is the author of A Culture of Coffee, a coffee table book that explores the origins of the Ethiopian coffee ceremony and its impact on global coffee culture. She has also written about technology and art as a contributor for the ET Reporter, The Guardian , and NATAAL.
Her work has been featured in popular outlets including The Washington Post, Quartz Africa, The Root, BBC (Amharic), Tadias, BizNow, and Selamta magazine. In 2015, Metasebia was named one of TRUE Africa's Top 100 Innovators.
Metasebia received her B.A. in Art History at the University of Maryland - College Park, as well as, a Master's in Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) from Georgetown University.
She currently spends her time, between studio practices in Washington, DC and Addis Ababa, designing products and platforms that stimulate creative economies and communities.