Adji Dieye is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works between Milan and Dakar.
Her practice examines the forms of construction of national epistemologies by observing public and institutional spaces through archival materials, architecture and advertising. Among the main themes proposed by Dieye, a particular interest emerges in the relationship between a national collective imaginary inscribed in an idea of progress and its influence in understanding the self and collective identity.

Her work has been exhibited at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw 2024, Fotomuseum Winterthur (solo show) 2023, Fondation H (solo show) 2023, C/O Berlin (solo show) 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