Adji Dieye is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice examines the construction of national epistemologies within public and institutional settings.
With a particular focus on archival materials, architecture, and advertising, she questions the relationship between our ontological understanding and the paradoxes inherent in the creation of a national imaginary of progress.
Her work has been shown at Fotomuseum Winthertur(solo) 2023, Fondation H (solo) 2023, C/O Berlin (solo) 2021, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon 2022, Dak’art Biennale 2022, Rencontres de Bamako 2022, Foam Museum 2020, Kunsthalle Wien 2020.


2020-MFA Master in Fine Arts at ZHDK, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. Zürich, CH
2018-The October School, Shiv Nadar University. New Delhi, IN
2017-BA in New Technologies for Art at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. Milan, IT

Selected solo shows

2024- Untitled, UNA Gallery, Piacenza, IT
2023- A Vendre, Fondation H, Paris, FR
2023- Aphasia, Fotomuseum Winthertur, Winthertur, CH
2022- Fais nous confiance, Cecile Fakhoury, Abidjan, CI
2022- Cultura Persa e Imparata a Memoria, AR/GE Kunst, Bolzano, IT
2021- Culture Lost and Learned by Heart, C/O Berlin, Berlin, DE
2019- Red Fever, Centro Amilcar Cabral, Bologna, IT
2018- Maggic Cube, Fescaal 29°, Milano, IT

Selected collective shows

2024- Una Boccata d’Arte, IT
2024- AN ELUSIVE ELSEWHERE, Luminanza, Locarno,CH
2024- The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize, Norval Foundation, Cape Town, SA
2024- A Matter of Time, Cultural Summit, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2024- Afrotropes, Ifan Museum of African Arts, Dakar, SN
2023- Gucci Art Program, Milan, IT
2023- Ducato Art Prize, Volumia, Piacenza, IT
2023- Femme Noir, Blackpuffin and Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
2022- 13° Rencontres de Bamako - Biennale Africane de la Photographie, Bamako, ML
2022- 16° Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon - Institut d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, FR
2022- 14° Dak’art Biennale - Ĩ NDAFFA, Dakar, SN
2021- Memory Matters, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, IT
2021- Plattform 21, MASI Museum, Lugano, CH
2021- Mediterranea Biennale- Schools of Water, San Marino, SM
2020- “I have a memory, but it’s not my own”, Galerie Cecile Fakhoury, Dakar, SN
2020- Foam Talent, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, NL
2020- Foam Talent, KuelHause, Berlin, DE
2020- “… of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, AT
2019- 12
° Rencontres de Bamako - Biennale Africane de la Photographie, Bamako, ML
2019- The Recovery Plan - Biagiotti progetto Arte, Florence, IT
2018- Lagos Photo Festival “Time Has Gone”, Lagos, NG


2024- The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize - nominee
2023- Ducato prize - Contemporary Award - recipient
2023- Photographic Enounters by Fotomuseum Wintertour- recipient
2021- C/O Berlin Talent Award - recipient
2019- FOAM Talent by FOAM Magazine - recipient


Vontobel Collection, Zurich, CH
C/O Berlin, Berlin, DE
Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, Warsaw, PL
Fotomuseum Winthertur, Winterthur, CH

Selected Publications

2023- Monograph, Aphasia, published by Fotomuseum Winterthur and Christoph Merian Verlag
2021- Monograph, Culture Lost and Learned by Heart, published by C/O Berlin and Spectorbooks

2023- Eyes That Commit / Through A Different Lens, published by Prestel
2023- Milano ANCORA, published by GUCCI and Contrasto
2022- Catalogue 13° Rencontres de Bamako
2022- Catalogue 16° Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon
2022- Catalogue 14° Dak’art Biennale