ANNA BINTA DIALLO
Born Dakar, 1983
Lives and works in Canada (Montreal & Winnipeg)
LANGUAGES French, English
2011-2013 MFA, Masters in Creative Practice, Transart Institute, Berlin, University of Plymouth, School of Art and Media, (UK), specializing in interactive media, video and installation.
2007-2009 Graduate studies program at Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts, "Design and Computation Arts – Graduate Certificate in Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice" Majored in Graphic and textile design, specialized in interactive media and design.
2002-2006 BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, First Class Honours, University of Manitoba, Double major in painting and graphic design.
SOLO OR TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 palimpseste, Solo exhibition MAI (Montréal Arts Interculturels), February 18 – March 19, Montreal, Quebec.
2015 neither nor, Solo exhibition Seagram Gallery, Centaur Theatre, September 22 – October 19
Invited artist at to accompany the play The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God written & directed by Djanet Sears, Montreal, Quebec.
2010 Yobbaalema (Emmène-moi avec toi, Take me with you), Solo Exhibition, April 29 - March 29, Invited artist at the Colloque international Les Discours littéraires, cinématographiques et artistiques de l’altérité et de la mémoire, La Galerie, Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface, Manitoba.
2009 Designing Dreams, Duo exhibition with Dana Neilson, September 13 September – September 20, Snap! Salon, Montreal, Quebec.
2006 À suivre... Duo exhibition with Nathalie Dupont, June 29 - August 29, curated by Louise Duguay, La Maison des Artistes, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2020 (upcoming) Notions Of Place – From Belonging To Displacement, Central Finland Exhibition 2020: Keuruu Museum, Galleria Jarska in Saarijärvi, Saarijärvi Museum, Jyväskylä Art Museum, September 2020-January 2021, Central Finland.
2019 (upcoming) Geographies of Imagination / Dis-Othering. Beyond Afropolitan & other labels - at Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles : BOZAR, June 13 – August 19, Brussels, Belgium.
2018 Geographies of Imagination / Dis-Othering. Beyond Afropolitan & other labels September 13 - November 18, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany.
2016 Synesthésias d'été | Anna Binta Diallo et Montag, Group exhibition, Les Escales Improbables de Montréal, Saturday May 28 - October 5th, Jardins Gamelin, Montréal, Qc.
2017 Negotiations II, Maps, and Nostalgia Diaorama screen at the 'Moving Images Showcase' at the Metro Studio Theatre, September 23; at the Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/Cp) gahthering in Victoria, British Columbia.
2015 Negotiations screens at the 'Trans-ideology: Nostalgia' at the Museum of Contemporary Art, (MOCA) Tapei, November 9 - December 20, Tapei, Taiwan.
2013 Mini Moi, Group exhibition, Gallerie YOUN, November 23 - December 22, Montreal, Quebec
2013 Lone Creator, Group exhibition Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM), September 26 – October 19, Brandon, Manitoba.
2013 Funhouse, Refinery, Art Gallery of Alberta, (AGA), November 7, Edmonton, Alberta.
2013 Master of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition, July 19 – July 26, Transart Institute, Plymouth University, Supermarkt Creative Resource Center, Berlin, Germany.
2013 Trans-ideology: Nostalgia Short Film Festival, July 27 – August 9, Transartfest Biennial, Supermarkt Creative Resource Center, Berlin, Germany.
2008 Connect Group Exhibition April 30 - May 3, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
2020 (upcoming) AARK Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo, Finland.
2019 Distributed Identities with Brendan Fernandes, Deanna Bowen & Tara Aisha Willis , The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta.
2014 The Universe and Other Systems with Shary Boyle, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta.
2013 Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR), September - October, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2019 Canada Council for the Arts Arts Across Canada
2019 Recipient of the The Brenda and Jamie Mackie Endowed Fellowships for Visual Artists
2019 Recipient of the The Liz Crockford Artist Fund
2018 Recipient of a Francofonds grant for visual arts projects that promote the vitality of Francophone culture, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2014 Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant to Professional in the Visual Arts
2011 Recipient of the Transart Institute Achievement Scholarship, Academic scholarship, Transat Institute, Berlin, University of Plymouth (UK).
2007 Recipient of the J.A. de Sève Entrance Fellowship for entrance graphic design portfolio, Academic scholarship, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
2006 Recipient of the prize - Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year Award for designs and illustrations in Poste Restante, (Éditions du Blé) in the competition
Brave New Words: The Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards.
2004-05 Recipient of the Francofonds academic study grant, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2004 SigPac, Academic travel and study grant, University of Manitoba’s Student Union Awards, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMMENTS, SYMPOSIUMS & ARTIST TALKS
2019 (upcoming) Symposium: Dis-Othering. Beyond Afropolitan & other labels - at Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles : BOZAR, Presentation of : Creative working methodologies - Dis-Othering workshop, June, Brussels, Belgium.
2018 Symposium: Dis-Othering. Beyond Afropolitan & other labels - at SAVVY Contemporary, Presentation of : Creative working methodologies - Dis-Othering workshop, September , Berlin, Germany.
2018 Invited guest artist for the Writing about your Art class on June 22, ; for the students of the Studio Arts Department, Concordia University
2017 Invited to lead 2 generative and authentic conversations at Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/Cp) : "Comment raconter" with Yves Sioui Durand and "The Language of the Other" with Louis-Karl Sioui
2017 Invited guest artist for the Processes in Digital Print Media 1 class on September 22, ; for the students of the Studio Arts Department, Concordia University
2016 Artist talk and guided tour of palimpseste, MAI (Montréal Arts Interculturels), March 17, Montréal, Québec - for students of the Art History Department, Course: Champ des arts visuels au Québec et au Canada – Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
2016 Artist talk and guided tour of palimpseste, MAI (Montréal Arts Interculturels), March 15, Montréal, Québec - for students of the Fine Arts Department Course: Studio ArtX - Studio Arts - Concordia University
CONFERENCES, WORSHOPS & PROFFESIONAL + ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT
2017 Invited participant to Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/Cp) a major, multidisciplinary, trilingual gathering on Lekwungen territories, near Victoria, British Columbia designed by Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trépanier. ''PC/Cp seeks to place Indigenous art practices at the centre of the Canadian art system. PC/Cp also asserts that art practices by people of colour, that have roots around the world, play a critical role in any discussion that imagines Canada’s future(s).''
2016 Selected to attend XOXO - an experimental festival celebrating independent artists who work on the internet in Portland, Oregon
2015 Attends WEQ - Web à Québec - The largest French-language digital event in North America
2015 Invited artist for the Adobe Creative Jams, a unique two-part creative experience where design duos compete in a tournament utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud; a group of creative leaders detail their own creative process, Montreal
2018 Two response articles published on Musagetes(ArsEverywhere), online platform and international arts organization concerning Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/Cp) 2017
2014 Memoire, MFA thesis and visual catalogue: Negotiations: On the dotted line: How does one negotiate with Differing and sometimes conflicting legacies?
RECENT PUBLICATIONS, DESIGN AND ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS
2018 Original illustration and design for book cover – The Problem With Nature in Hegel’s Final System, by Wes Furlotte, Edinburgh University Press
2017 Original illustration for book cover - collaboration with urbanink - empreintes - Lise Gaboury-Diallo - Éditions du blé
2016 Original illustration for book cover - Rolihalhla Mandela - Daouda Dembélé - Étidions du blé
2015 Logo design for “Élan Global”
2015 Artwork and design for poster for the film "Le Coeur de Madame Sabali"
2015 Artwork and design for poster for the film "Montréal, la blanche"
2015 Website design for Kaveh Nabatian www.kavehnabatian.com
2015 Artwork, posters and social media designs to promote musician French Press
2014 Artwork "Through the Window" is selected to appear in Ace Art's PaperWait edition about Dreams, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November/December.
2014 Artwork “Diamond Thoughts” published on front page of Érudit, Revue de l'Université de Moncton : L’énigme du social dans le roman africain. Moncton, New Brunswick.
2014 Artwork "Du ciel" featured on Les voix de la mémoire et de l'altérité, Presse universitaires de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2012 Booklet design for Video At Risk: Strategies For Preserving Commercial Video Collections in Libraries, Section 108, New York University, New York.
2012 Design and concept of pamphlet and poster for GPES Inc. Geo-Power Energy Solutions, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2012 Poster and promotion design for German Idealism: Legacies and Controversies de Philosophia Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa, Canada.
2012 Selection of works published in Branch Magazine, National Online Magazine, Canada.
2012 Booklet layout and design for exhibit New Horizons: Landscape and the Contemporary Landscape, Berlin, Germany.
2011 Selection of works published in Surprise Magazine, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2010 Colloque International triennal «Français du Canada- Français de France» - Creation and design of program and poster for Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2010 Logo and packaging design for wine importation company Ô vents d’Anges, Montreal, Quebec.
2010 Colloque international « Les Discours littéraires, cinématographiques et artistiques de l’altérité et de la mémoire » Creation and design of program and poster for Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2009 Original illustrations in Sillons: hommage à Gabrielle Roy, Éditions du blé, Saint-Boniface, Manitoba.
2009 Promotion design for Valleys in music publication The Big Takeover issue no.65, Brooklyn, New York.
2009 Original paintings, including front cover, published in Ellipse: textes littéraires canadiens en traduction, No. 82, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
2009 Design and concept for compact disc album for Valleys, Semprini Records, Montreal, Quebec.
2009 Design and concept for compact disc album for Murder Ford Monument, Independent Label, Montreal, Quebec.
2009 Design and concept for compact disc album for The O’Darling Independent Label, Toronto, Ontario.
2009 Design et concept for brochures, pamphlets and web site for Premier Choix, Emplois Canada – gouvernement du Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2008 Selection of works published in Le soleil est la première machine : improvisations d’auteurs et d’artistes de la francophonie canadienne, Éditions du blé, Saint-Boniface, Manitoba.
2008 Cover design for novel L’endroit et l’envers by Lise Gaboury-Diallo, L’Harmattan, Paris, France.
2008 Cover and layout design for Parchemins croisés, by Monique Larouche, Lise Gaboury-Diallo, and Mark Stout, Éditions des Presses universitaires de Saint-Boniface, Saint-Boniface, Manitoba.
2005 Design, layout and original illustrations for poetry book Poste Restante: Cartes poétiques du Sénégal, de Lise Gaboury-Diallo, Éditions du Blé, Saint-Boniface, Manitoba.
2005 Design, layout and original illustrations for poetry book Homestead: poèmes du coeur de l’Ouest by Lise Gaboury-Diallo, Éditions de la Nouvelle Plume: Regina, Saskatchewan.
2019 OCULA - Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung in Conversation discusses ‘Geographies of Imagination’ at Savvy Contemporary
2019 Jadliyya The Year in Art - Review of Geographies of Imagination, Curated by Antonia Alampi and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
2018 Frieze - ‘Geographies of Imagination’ Argues for a Different Way to Decolonize
2018 Mousse Magazine - “GEOGRAPHIES OF IMAGINATION” at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
2018 E-flux - DIS-OTHERING - Beyond Afropolitan & other labels
2018 E-flux BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts announces DIS-OTHERING - Beyond Afropolitan & other labels
2018 Empathy as Tool for Dis-Othering: ‘Geographies of Imagination’ at Savvy Contemporary, Berlin Art Link, Article by Chiara Marchini
Lowdown Magazine 2018 - Geographies of Imagination' at Savvy Contemporary
2017 Invited artist for round table discussion on Radio Canada's Les samedis du monde, concernign the Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/Cp), Gathering September 27.
2017 Invited artist for the 40th anniversary of the Forum de la Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF), to shoot a segmeent for the series entitled Fenêtres ouvertes sur les arts et la culture de la francophonie canadienne, Canada.
2015 La Liberté, page 9, Vol.102 issue no.16, C’est une fierté de raconter d’où je viens : artist interview and article, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2012 Artist interview in Surprise Magazine, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2012 Artist interview in Branch Magazine, Canada.
2010 La Liberté, page 17, Vol.97 issue no.2, Une première pour Anna Binta Diallo artist interview and article on exhibit Yobbaalema (Emmène-moi avec toi, Take me with you), Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2007 Art Le Sabord, no. 78, 2007, p. 44. Artist biography and publication of work in magazine, Special Issue: Canadian West, Trois Rivières, Quebec, Canada.
2006 Liaison: La revue des arts, no. 134 p. 20, Le retour de la narrativité chez les artistes franco-manitobain émergents. Essay presented by Roger Léveillé, and publication of work in magazine, Ottawa, Canada.
2006 Art Circuit, Radio Canada (CBC) and RDI, Television interview with artist Anna Binta Diallo, Canada.
2006 Zig Zag, Radio Canada (CBC), Television interview and artist feature with artist Anna Binta Diallo, Canada.
2007 Winnipeg Free Press, August 17, page D8, Francophone artists worth following, Article on the À suivre... exhibit, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2006 La Liberté, August 16, page 9, Artistes en devenir, Article on the À suivre... exhibit, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2006 Uptown Magazine, July 27, page 20, Parallel lives, Article on the À suivre... exhibit, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2006 Winnipeg Free Press, April 30, page D5, Article on the prizes for Brave New Words: The Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2006 Biosphère: Le Manitoba, Canalévasion, Gave a tour of historical Museum Maison Gabrielle Roy for television series. Montreal, Quebec,
2006 CBC Evening News, 3 Generations of Artists, Interview and special feature on Brave New Words: The Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
La Galerie - L'Université de Saint-Boniface
WORK EXPERIENCE INVOLVING ART OR DESIGN
2013 (Oct. – present) Design, Digital Strategy & Web Specialist, David Suzuki Foundation, Montreal.
2002-2015 (Sept. - present) Freelance Designer, Involved in multiple freelance design projects for clients in various fields: music, (compact discs, posters), fashion, (T-shirts, curtains), web sites, publications, logos, brochures, packaging, magazine advertisements etc.
2009 (December) Forum Multimédia, Yellowknife, North West Territories for Jeunesse TNO, Position: Hosted and organized a one week workshop in art and design for youth aged 11 to 15.
2007-2008 (Aug. - May) Programme Accent, Montreal, Quebec, Position: Part-time French language assistant at Dawson College.
2005-2006 (Sept. - April) Mentoring program at design studio Urbanink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Acquired skills: worked with large-scale printer, worked with photography, illustration, conception and gained experience in book publishing.
2005-2006 (June - August) La Maison Gabrielle Roy - Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba Position: Interpretive and tourist guide for museum.
VOLUNTEER WORK AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
2012 Preparation of promotional posters.« Rendez-vous de la francophonie » for the Service d’animation culturelle de l’Université de Saint Boniface. Manitoba.
2012 Member of jury for multimedia class for Professor Louise Duguay at the University of Saint-Boniface, Manitoba. Evaluated student projects in design competition.
2012 Winnipeg Folk Festival, Assistant in Prairie Outdoor Exhibition, Bird’s Hill Park, Manitoba.
2011-2013 Student representative at Transat Institute, Berlin, Germany, New York, University of Plymouth, UK.
2008 Artistic Improvisation for event « Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois », Montreal, Quebec.
2008 Artistic Improvisation for event « La plume et le pinceau » organized by Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival – le Foyer des écrivains, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2007-2009 Volunteer and production assistance for Pop Montreal, International Music Festival, Montreal, Quebec.
2004 - 2006 Treasurer at the School of Fine Arts Student Association (SOFASA), University of Manitoba.
2005 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Box Office Assistant during Festival