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Adji Dieye

Born in 1991, Milan, Italy

Lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland, Milan, Italy, Dakar, Senegal

Overview

Adji Dieye is a Senegalese and Italian artist whose practice is concerned with unpicking cultural stereotypes. Dieye investigates the power dynamics within photography, questioning how images from advertising, propaganda and archives affect an individual’s self-identity. West African photographers of the 1950s and 60s, such as Malick Sidibé, Seydou Keïta and Oumar Ly influence her work heavily. Echoing the aesthetic style of these artists, Dieye combines contemporary photographs of everyday scen...Read more