Born 1986 in Senegal
Lives and works in Dakar, Senegal
Manel Ndoye is particularly interested in Ndawrabine dance ceremonies and their outfits which he associates with chromatic fields. This traditional dance encourages him to work on his pieces with broad techniques, exploring connections between history, choreography, tradition, cultural memory, and roots. Ndoye sheds light on the plundering of the oceans and the dramatic situation of fishermen in Dakar with foreign cargo ships which destroy ocean resources, jobs, and traditions by eliminating local fishing professions.
Ndoye graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Dakar in 2010. In 2009, the artist was awarded at the 16th Visual Arts Festival of Young Artists of Gorgan in Iran and was laureate of the Blachère Foundation in 2012 at the Dakar Biennale. He has exhibited in numerous international exhibitions and collections, and has had solo exhibitions in Senegal and France.