Founded in 1996 by Aissa Dione, Galerie Atiss Dakar opened with a first exhibition of the well renowned Senegalese artist Soly Cissé. In the proceeding years the Gallery has gained a reputation for spotting and incubating raw artistic talent from West Africa, often presenting such artists for the first time to an international audience, such as Camara Gueye, Jems Robert Koko-Bi at ARCO 2004.
As part of its commitment to revitalising the professional gallery sector in West Africa, the gallery maintains a long-term collaboration with MAM Galerie of Cameroon (Art Dubai 2019, Art Paris Art Fair 2019). In 2006 the gallery embarked on an adventure with Galerie CHAB/Mali, traveling through West Africa to mount exhibitions under the title of Galeries Plastiques Itinérantes, presenting the work of now established names.
For its recent presentations at the Dak’Art Biennial, the gallery presented the talents of Afi Nayo, Patrick Tatcheda, Sanae Arraquas, Oumar Ball, Hyacinthe Ouattara, Aliou Diack, Ousmane Niang, and Ngimbi Bakambana.
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