Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Modou Dieng is a multidisciplinary artist working in mixed-media, painting, photography and installation. Dieng's work conceptualizes views of contemporary life constituted by a mix of humanity, topography, and pastiche of forms. Dieng evokes the city's continuously changing façade, as well as the hybrid character and eclectic combination. The works comment on urban history, race, social status, gender, cosmopolitanism, and belonging.
He is Founder and Curator of Worksound Gallery (Portland) and received his BA from Ecole Nationale Des Beaux Arts (Senegal), and his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Dieng has exhibited with numerous galleries and museums including Steve Turner Gallery (Los Angeles), Pascal Polar Gallery (Brussels), Dakar Biennial, Carousel Du Louvre (Paris), Sarah Lawrence College (NY),Umass Boston, Museum of Contemporary African and Diaspora Art (NY), Casa Encendida (Madrid),JoBurg Art Fair (S-Africa). Dieng has done workshops and conferences in several institutions including – Brown University, University of West Florida, Universite Catholique DE Louvain
(Brussels), The Fire Station (Dublin), Denison University, and Ohio University.