Born in Asmara, Eritrea. Lives and works Montreal, Chicago, and New York, Dawit L. Petros investigates boundaries in artistic, geographical and cultural contexts. Working with installations, photography, research and extensive travels, his practice centers around a critical rereading of the relationship between African and European modernisms. His current research investigates historical and contemporary narratives of mobility. Petros studied Art as a Fulbright Fellow at Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Photography at Concordia University, Montreal and History at The University of Saskatchewan. Recent exhibition venues include The Kansas City Art Institute’s H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO; Huis Marseille Museum of Photography, Amsterdam, NL; The Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University, Athens, OH; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC. He has been awarded an Independent Study Fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art, an Art Matters Fellowship, and Canada Council for the Arts Production Grants. His works are in institutional collections including The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Royal Ontario Museum of Art, and The Saskatchewan Arts Board.
Dawit L. Petros is represented by Tiwani Contemporary, London.