Adji Dieye


Adji Dieye (Milan, 1991) is a Senegalese - Italian artist working in Milan, Zurich and Dakar. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in ‘New Technologies for Art’ at the Academy of Brera in Milan and a Master's Degree at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich. Dieye is one of the 19 Foam Talents 2020 and one of the winners of the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2021. In her practice she focuses on notions of representation from the historically colonialized hemispheres. Through the observation of the role of culture in advertising, public monuments and national archives, she critically questions the shapes of self-determination taken by these postcolonial spaces and aesthetics.

Solo exhibitions include: 2021 Galerie Cecile Fakhoury, Abijan, CI; 2021 Ar/Ge Kunst. Bolzano, IT; 2020 Clark House. Mumbai, IN; 2019 Biblioteca Cabral for Post-Colonial Studies. Bologna, IT; 2017 French Cultural Center, Dakar, SN. Her work has been presented at: 2021 MASI Museum of Contemporary Art Lugano, CH; 2020 14th Dak'art Biennale, Dakar, SN; 2020 Foam Museum, Amsterdam, NL; 2020 KuelHause, Berlin, DE; 2020 Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, AT; 2019 Rencontres de Bamako, Bamako, ML; 2018 Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos, NG.

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Fig. 1. 
Red Fever, Dreamland, 2018
The Ricovery Plan, Curated by BHMF, Murate art district
Florence, Italy, 2020

Fig. 2. 

Magic Cube, 2015 - 2019
Exhibition View
Foam Talent 2020, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, KühlhausBerlin, 2020
© Foam. Photo: Nina Hansch