ALIOU BADOU DIACK
As part of the project SEEDS FOR FUTURE MEMORIES. Voicing the two ends of migration, a collaboration with the Thread Residency in Sinthian, Senegal, in 2018 thirteen artists will travel back and forth between Senegal and Italy to confront the realities at both ends of migration.
Aliou Badou Diack was born in 1987 in Sidi Bougou, in the Mbour region in Senegal. He left his village to attend a school in Dakar at the age of ten. Being away from home he began to draw the green flora and rich fauna of his village, reproducing the animistic forests of his childhood. With financial help of his spiritual guide he completed his studies at the École National des Arts du Sénégal in 2013. Until today the story of his childhood and of that ancient communion with nature plays an important role in his works. Natural sensations are also part of the painting process itself. Diack literally exposes his images to the natural surroundings of his atelier. The artist’s paintings were on display at Paris Art Fair in 2017 and will be displayed at the Dakar biennial in 2018.