Diadji DIOP


Diadji Diop was born in Dakar, Sénégal, in 1973. He lives and works in Paris.
Diadji Diop arrives in France in 1994, with the aim of training himself in cartoons. In the preparatory class, he discovers the many potentialities of sculpture and changes paths. His passion for cartoons and cinema will still nourish his work, whether at the realistic level or in his sometimes narrative-sized installations.
In 1995, he joined the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and successively participated in the workshops Bruno Lebel and Richard Deacon.
Graduated with the congratulations of the jury in 2001, he participated in the Félicités exhibition in 2002.
He has exhibited at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, the Villette, the Dakar Biennale and the Visual Art Festival 'Abidjan.

His work is crossed by questions of identity, exile and violence. Privileging realistic forms, he questions human relationships, reveals the painful interiorities without ever falling into the pathos, with humor, force and sometimes derision. His work is a call to dialogue, to sharing, beyond the color of the skin, the borders or the trades of hatred.

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Diadji DIOP - La Sentinelle

La Sentinelle