Adji Dieye is an Italo Senegalese artist born in Milan in 1991. She graduated in New Technologies for Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan and is now a Master degree student in Fine Arts at the ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts.
Adji Dieye’s artistic practice pushes the boundaries of the photographic means in an attempt to investigate the archetypes that constitute the African visual cultures. Her practise is informed by a deep knowledge of traditional African photography, contemporary art, image-manipulation and installation.
In her research, the continent is never considered an end in itself, it always represents a bridge towards further investigations into broader social and geopolitical realities. Delving into the relation between advertisement and West African photography, between family and diaspora, between propaganda and the construction of precarious national identities, her work always presents the political in the irony of the visual: the political paradox of images.