Saturday, November 25, 2006

Iba N'Diaye | Senegal/France

Iba N`Diaye
b.1928 - Present
Iba N`Diaye was born in 1928 in Saint Louis, Senegal. As a high school student, he painted film posters for the town`s two cinemas. N`Diaye studied architecture in Senegal and continued his creative studies in France at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. At the request of President Léopold Sédar Senghor, N`Diaye returned to Senegal in 1959 to create the Department of Plastic Arts at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Dakar. He returned permanently to Paris in 1967.

The artist frequented jazz clubs in Paris in the 1940s, and his love of music continues to inform his artwork. In 1987, the Museum für Völkerkunde, Munich, organized the first major retrospective of N`Diaye`s works in Europe. His artwork has also been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

Personal Exhibitions

2000 Senegal, Saint Louis, Gaston Berger Cultural Center
1996 Holland, The Hague, Het Paleis
1990 Finland, Tampere, Museum of Modern Art
1989 Holland, Berg en Dal, Afrika Museum
1987 Germany, Munich, Museum für Völkerkunde
1981 Norway, Oslo, Artes Gallery
Austria, Vienna, Bawag Foundation
U.S.A., New York, African American Institute :
Evolution d`un style
1980 France, Bobigny, Maison de la culture
1977 Senegal, Dakar, Musée Dynamique

Expositions de groupe

2002 U.S.A., New York,
The P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center The Short Century, Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994
2001 Spain, Madrid,
Madrid Cultural Council El tiempo de Africa
Germany, Munich,
Villa Stuck Museum, The Short Century ...
Germany, Berlin,
Haus der Kulturen der Weltcorriger The Short Century ...
U.S.A, Chicago,
Museum of Contemporary Art The Short Century ...
2000 France, Paris Salon de Mai
Spain, Las Palmas,
Centro Atlantico de Arte moderno El tiempo de Africa
1992 France, Jouy en Josas,
Cartier Foundation A Visage découvert
The Face Uncovered

Senegal, Dakar,
Musée d`art africain Biennal of Arts
1991 U.S.A, New York,
Center for African Art Africa Explores, 20th century African Art
Holland, The Hague,
Gemeentemuseum Rhizome
1988 South Korea , Seoul,
Museum of Modern Art Olympiad of the Arts
1983 France, Paris,
Centre national des Arts Plastiques Artistes contre l`Apartheid
Artists Against Apartheid
1982 France, Paris,
Musée d`Art Moderne Les Peintres et le Jazz
Painters and Jazz
1977 Nigeria,Lagos Second Festival of African Arts
1974 France, Paris,
Grand Palais L`art Senegalais d`aujourd`hui
Senegalese Art of Today
1971 France, Paris,
Musée d`Art Moderne Salon de la Jeune Peinture
1969 Algeria, Alger Pan-African Festival
1963 Brazil, Sao Paolo International Biennal of Contemporary Art
France, Paris,
Musée d`Art Moderne Salon de la Jeune Peinture
1962 France, Paris,
Musée d`Art Moderne Salon de la Jeune Peinture

Principal museums and public collections

Africa :

Présidence de la République du Sénégal
Ministère de la Culture de la République du Sénégal
Ministère de la Culture de la République de Côte d`Ivoire
Musée Mandela, South Africa

Europe and U.S.A. :

Musée d`Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Centre National d`Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique, Neuilly, France
Morgan State University, Baltimore, U.S.A.
Fondation Bawag, Vienna, Austria
Musée des Beaux Arts d`Angoulême, France
Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens, Paris, France
Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, Holland
MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, U.S.A.

Biography : Principal Exhibitions
Munich Catalog, 1987Dakar Catalog , 1977Bird, 1982,
oil on canvas, 130x97 cm,
Collection Sacem, Neuilly.

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