Ongoing long term projects
Afropolis – A multidisciplinary work that I started in August 2019 on urban environment in the Sahel and beyond. It is made of a series of photos, video installations and texts. You can follow the development of the project here and even take part in it. Exhibitions will follow in 2020-2021.
Guet Ndaru Mool – Organic photography & portraits. I started this series already in 2018 as a photo essay with portraits produced on fish skin. They represent a community of fishermen who, as a result of climate change, coastal erosion and rising sea levels, are losing their homes and jobs in a world in which the entire traditional and small-scale fishing and fish processing are at stake. The portraits have been on show in Gorée in April 2019 by Fondation Dapper and in Finland in June-July 2019 in a collective show called The Ocean of Tuonela.
Deep – underwater photography and portraits. With this work I am rediscovering some of the very basic elements of being human: touching your own limits and pacing your existence according to the rhythm of breathing. These photos have been on show in Finland and some were recently selected for a collective show in St.Louis, Missouri (US) in October 2019, hosted by Barret Barrera Projects and curated by Modou Dieng / Blackpuffin. A new show is in the making for the Dak’Art Biennale OFF in Dakar in May-June 2020.
Ci biir dexu Senegal – stories from the Senegal river – a photography book with stories told by Idrissa Diallo. The Finnish edition Tarinoita Senegaljoesta was published in March 2019 and a Wolof edition will be published next.
Azmari House, or What Happened After Midnight – A study on the Ethiopian institution of Azmari Houses and their role in contemporary Ethiopian urban culture.
Evanesce – Underwater photography, mixed media. A documentation and a dreamlike series of the transmission of organic matter in my photographic work, and a representation of what surrounds us and what we see with each look: evanescence.
A work-in-progress preview on Afropolis, Ndar Ndar Music & Café (Saint-Louis, Nov.-Dec. 2019)
Collective: Barrett Barrera Projects and Blackpuffin are pleased to present Saint Louis to St. Louis: The City on the River meets River City curated by Modou Dieng, a major exhibition of contemporary art from Saint Louis, Senegal in St. Louis, Missouri (US) with a show celebrating sister cities across the great Atlantic Ocean and global artistic exchange of diaspora and hybridity (Oct. 17 – Dec. 21, 2019.)
Häivähdys. Photographs (10-20 June, Pohjoinen Tullitupa, Kristiinankaupunki, Finland)
Collective: Vivre! Photographie de la Résilience. Fondation Dapper, (29 March-29 April 2019, Gorée, Senegal)
Evanesce. Photographs on organic surfaces. (12-30 April 2019, Ndar Ndar, Saint-Louis)
Self. Portraits on wood (2018, Ndar Ndar, Saint-Louis)
Deep. Underwater portraits (June 2018, Kristinestad International Art Week, Finland)
Something is hatching at la Folie du Baron. Photographs (2017, La Résidence, Saint-Louis)
Ça Bouge. Photographs and video installation (2017, Festival Le Fleuve en couleurs, Saint-Louis)
Jamonoo Ngi Nii. Photographs and video installation (2016, Dakar Biennale OFF)
Collective: Dessins & Design. Photographs and light installations (2016, Galérie Éthiopiques, Saint-Louis)
Sabaru Demb – A Rhythmic Experience. Photography and recordings (2015, Galérie Éthiopiques, Saint-Louis)