Omar Ba

Selected works


Born in 1977 in Senegal, Omar Ba lives and works in Dakar. His paintings, produced using a variety of techniques and materials, represent political and social motifs open to multiple interpretations. His artistic vocabulary raises historical and timeless questions while formulating a wholly contemporary artistic message.  Omar Ba’s iconography features personal metaphors, ancestral references and hybrid figures. This combination of heterogeneous elements illustrates his desire to abolish boundaries and categories. His work, with its enigmatic nature and poetic intensity, rejects all forms of didactic narrative, seeking instead to express his subconscious and his symbolic interpretation of the real

Droit du sol - droit de rêver September 7 - October 29, 2022 / NEW YORK
Anomalies February 4 - March 27, 2021 / Brussels
From the Paper to the Wall June 6 - July 26, 2019 / Brussels
Autopsie de nos consciences September 8 October 27, 2018 / Paris - Grenier Saint Lazare
YOU GO TO MY HEAD: A visual Poem on African Inheritance, Curated by Rita Rovelli Caltagirone April 20 - Mai 28, 2016 / Brussels
Eclosion June 2 - July 23, 2016 / Brussels

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