Initially an engineer, Souleymane Bachir Diaw became interested in photography somewhat by chance during his first years of college. He gradually saw it as a way to read, imagine and interact with the world around him through observation and representation. He is primarily interested in personal and collective narratives in the fascinating complexity of their connections.
Thus, his practice is an intuitive as well as methodical writing of the realities they experience directly or indirectly. It passes as well by the body, the gestures as by the space and its configuration.
His approach also includes the way in which the works are shared and discussed. Above all, it is a matter of exploring the different perspectives to which he can have access.
Although he began with photography, his work is increasingly expanding into various media such as video and installation. It is above all a dynamic action of intention, observation, creation, learning and sharing.
He is also a member of an artist collective called Atelier Ndokette.

Souleymane Bachir Diaw is a Senegalese born artist currently based between Dakar and Paris.


Photo by : Marc Posso

Curriculum Vitae

 

Group exhibitions

2020 -- Corona Call, Sana Sanaa Studio, Berlin, Germany

2020 -- Black Art Matter, Photo Schweiz Photo Festival, Zurich, Switzerland

2020 -- Transition, Rotterdam Foto Festival - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2019 -- Still Rising, Rafiki Arts Initiative - Oslo, Norway

2019 -- Group exhibition at La Terrasse - Paris, France

Awards

2020 -- Prix de la photographie (PX3), Honorable mention

Editorials and publications

 

Intentions
Welcome to your daily dose of irrational thinking, nonsensical sentences dedicated to the exploration of Intuition. I write like a Senegalese on Twitter, wit...
Lucid dreams
"Lucid Dreams" is developed as an experience of transition, transformation and progression for over a year now. In this project, the photographer utilises ...
Intentions
Welcome to your daily dose of irrational thinking, nonsensical sentences dedicated to the exploration of Intuition. I write like a Senegalese on Twitter, wit...
Lucid dreams
"Lucid Dreams" is developed as an experience of transition, transformation and progression for over a year now. In this project, the photographer utilises ...
Intentions
Welcome to your daily dose of irrational thinking, nonsensical sentences dedicated to the exploration of Intuition. I write like a Senegalese on Twitter, wit...
Lucid dreams
"Lucid Dreams" is developed as an experience of transition, transformation and progression for over a year now. In this project, the photographer utilises ...
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