Alioune Diagne

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Born in 1985 in Fatick, Senegal, Alioune Diagne lives and works between Dakar and Vienne in Isère, France. Graduated in 2008 from the Beaux-Arts in Dakar, he immediately distinguished himself by founding in 2013 an unique mode of expression : the "figuro-abstro-. Composed of a figurative created from an infinite number of tiny unique element, Diagne's work challenges by its complexity and the dynamism of its scenes which depict the daily life of the black community and the African diaspora through the worl. 
Inspired by the philosophy of calligraphy, the "figuro-abstro" tells, like this mysterious scriptural art, an imaginary writing, an universal language and the intimate story of fragments of the artist's personal life and travels. At the age of 37 he thus lays the groundwork for deep reflection on current issues as the ecology, the place of women in society, the racism and the notion of transmission or heritage. 

Since 2011, his work has been the subject of numerous personal and collective exhibitions in Europe, Africa and Asia, including "Sing or Swim", 11th Biennale de Dakar, Senegal, 2014 ; "Itinerary on Colors", Espace Jean Drevon, Saint-Jean-de-Bournay (France), 2014 ; the exhibition outside the walls of Art Basel, 2017, Basel ; "Un nouveau regard", Aosta, Italy, 2017. His work has also been part of the national collection of Senegal since 2019. In 2022, Diagne's work entered the national collection of Senegal and was presented in an exhibition of the Dakar 2022 biennal at the Grand Théâtre de Dakar. 








Born in 1985 in Dakar, Senegal
Lives and works in Dakar and in the city of Vienne, France

EDUCATION

2008
École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Dakar, Senegal

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2023
Tukki, TEMPLON, Brussels, Belgium

2022
Ëttu Kër – Cour intérieure, Grand National Theatre, Dakar, Senegal

2020
WONEMA - LET ME SEE, Dakar, Senegal

2019
PERCEPTIONS, We Art Partners, Paris, France

2018
Alioune Diagne, l’ArtAppart – We Art Partners, Paris, France

2017
Un nouveau regard, Aosta, Italy

2014
Itinéraire en Couleurs, Jean Drevon artspace, Saint-Jean-de-Bournay, France

2012
Itinéraire en Couleurs, Galerie Test du Bailler, Vienne, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2022
The Breath of the Ancestors, Congo Biennale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

2019
Tribute to Fatma Charfi, Galerie Nationale, Dakar, Senegal

2016
Galerie Le Moulinage des Rivières, Pélussin, France
Artbank Gallery, Shanghai, China
Empreintes digitales, Arte Gallery, Dakar, Senegal
Dak’Art Biennale 12th edition, Loman Art House, Dakar, Senegal

2015
Salon Africain Art Fair, Galerie Joseph Turenne, Paris, France

2014
Sink or Swim, 11th Dak’art Biennale, Villa Spivey, Dakar, Sénégal
Figuro Abstro, Galerie rêves d’Afrique, Saint-Étienne, France

2013
10th Edition exhibition, Lucien Hussel Hospital, Vienne, France
Collabor’Action, Galerie Loman Art, Dakar, Senegal
10th Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal

2011
Nuit Africaine, L’Isle-d’Abeau, France
Maison du Peuple, Lyon, France

PERFOMANCES

2013
International Jazz Festival, Cybèle’s public garden, Vienne, France
Performance during Fête de la Musique (Music National day in France), Annonay, France

2012
International Jazz Festival, Vienne, France
International Jazz Festival, Musée Saint Pierre, Vienne, France

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2022
Ëttu Kër – Cour intérieure, We Art Partners, Paris, France

2019
Alioune Diagne, PERCEPTIONS, Éditions Internationales du Patrimoine, Paris, France





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