Plan Ahead

Visiting Manet/Degas?

You must join the virtual queue. Read the additional visitor guidelines.

Perspectives Behind the Scenes

AFPR—Meet The Artists: Jomo Tariku

Aug 17, 2022 2 MINUTES

“Through my work, I aspire to change the world's perception of African design while exploring contemporary forms.” — Jomo Tariku

Jomo Tariku designs ergonomic furniture to support the body and mind, with aesthetic references drawn from elements of Ethiopian and Black American culture and history.

Tariku's “Mido Chair” synthesizes two important African symbols, the Afro comb—a tool used across Africa for centuries that is often linked to notions of cultural pride in the United States—and ceremonial seats.

Learn more about the space and see all the artworks on view:


Production Credits:
Managing Producer: Kate Farrell
Producer: Melissa Bell
Editor: Lela Jenkins
Graphic Design: Abby Chen
Music: Austin Fisher
Photographs: Paul Lachenauer

Special thanks:
Jomo Tariku, Sarah Lawrence, Ian Alteveer, Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie, Claire Lanier, Victoria Martinez, Sofie Andersen

Subscribe for new content from The Met:

#TheMet #Art #TheMetropolitanMuseumofArt #Museum

© 2022 The Metropolitan Museum of Art