Stacey Gillian Abe
Stacey Gillian graduated with a BA Hons in Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University in 2014. She has exhibited her work at a variety of group exhibitions including: Women without Borders, Institut Francais Kinshasha (2014); Kampala Contemporary (2016), Circle Art Agency. Nairobi, AtWork Kampala Chapter 03 (2016) Dakar, Eroticism and Intimacy- Faces, Places and Paths the Underground Art Space (2016), Being Her(e), KAURU Contemporary Art Project (2017). Luanda. She has also participated in: KLA ART 014 (2014); 7th and 8th Bayimba International Festival of the Arts (2014, 2015); The Kampala Art Auction (2015), Art crossing boarders- Pawa 254, Goethe institute (2015) Kenya, AtWork Kampala Chapter 03 (2015) The Moleskin Foundation, and Maisha, Film Foundation, Uganda, (Re) Thinking Feminism and Black womanhood (2016), Goethe Inst. Uganda, the 2nd Kampala Art Biennale (2016), the Johannesburg Art fair FNB -AfriArt Gallery (2017)., 4th Silk Road Festival and Exhibition (2017) Xi’an China. Gillian also has completed various , is the recipient of the New Talent Award (2nd place) – the boda boda project KLAART 014(2014), a Prince Claus fund award (2016), An AIR award -Residency for Artists and Writers (RAW) Arts of Africa and the Global Souths-Rhodes University and The Mellon Foundation. South Africa (2017) and is nominee for Africa Centre AIR (2016) Award.
Seat of Honour
“I am not who I believe to be, I am lacked to a place of influence to hunt deep inside for my soul. I am torn between what is and what could be. As I conjure and manifest my inner being, I encounter and come to be that which you must only feel, only see through my eyes. But fertility and loss of youth, the urge to keep my ripeness is traded for my sanity and sanctity. I will take the throne with all might and blistering pain and seat on my vaginas, my womanly essence and feel them pressed hard against my balls.”

The Addis Foto Fest (AFF) was established in 2010 by award-winning photographer and cultural entrepreneur, Aida Muluneh. The festival is organized by Desta for Africa Creative Consulting PLC. AFF is a biennial international photography festival held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has previously featured exhibitions, portfolio reviews, conferences, projections and film screenings in many different renowned venues. It is also the first and only international photography festival in East Africa.