After graduating from the National School of Arts and the Cheikh Anta Diop University, both located in Dakar, Mbaye Babacar Diouf has split his time between teaching art and developing his own body of work. An emerging artist, Diouf works across painting, sculpture, and installation. He is interested in re-examining the modernist Senegalese intellectual tradition through the lens of archeology and observing changes in the national socio- economic and political contexts, with a focus on notions of literal and symbolic human mark-making.
Diouf participated in the Dak’Art Biennale in 2016. His work was exhibited at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris in 2017, and he was a resident at the Cite des Arts, Paris in 2019. He received the City of Dakar Award for his recent installation Blood & Dust at the Museum of Black Civilisations.