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Omar Victor Diop

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Born in 1980, Dakar, Senegal
Lives and works in Dakar

Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar in 1980. Since his early days, Omar Victor Diop developed an interest for Photography and Design, essentially as a means to capture the diversity of modern african societies and lifestyles.​
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The quick success of his first conceptual project Fashion 2112, le Futur du Beau which was featured at the Pan African Exhibition of the African Biennale of Photography of 2011 in Bamako (Rencontres de Bamako) encouraged him to end his carrer in Corporate Communications to dedicate to photography in 2012.
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Omar Victor Lives in Dakar, his body of work includes Fine Arts and Fashion Photography as well as Advertising Photography. He enjoys mixing his photography with other forms of art, such as costume design, styling and creative writing.

His work is interrogative and intriguing, prospective, yet a tad vintage and draws inspiration from Diop's international uplifting, as well as his african visual heritage.

EXHIBITIONS

2017-2018
The Studio of Vanities, Kulturen, Lund, Sweden

2017
Festival Photo La Gacilly, Morbihan, Bretagne, France
Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Omar Victor Diop, Project Diaspora, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta, USA
African-Print Fashion Now! Fowler Museum at UCLA Los Angeles, USA
Afrique Plurielle, Visages du Monde, Cergy, France

2016-2017
Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2016
Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
Africa Pop! : «Tear my Bra» - Les Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles, France
Studio portrait(s), galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
What About Africa? - Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015
Young, Gifted and Black, Goodman Gallery, Johanesbourg
Us is them, Pizzuti Collection, Colombus, Ohio, USA
Photoquai, Biennale de la photographie, Paris, France
Folk Art Africain ?, Bordeaux, France
Parlez-Moi, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
Making Africa, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Allemagne
Africa, Louisiana, Musée d'art moderne du Danemark, Humlebaek, Danemark

2014
Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain de Dakar, Dak'Art, Sénégal
Exposition Solo, Le Studio des Vanités, Allianza Franceza de Màlaga, Màlaga
Exposition solo « Omar Victor Diop, Photographies », série Le Studio des Vanités, Maison de l'Afrique, Paris
Addis Foto Fest, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopie

2013
Fondation Gulbenkian, Lisbonne, (tournée de l'exposition panafricaine de la Biennale de Bamako)
Galerie Le Manège de l'Institut Français, Dakar
ONOMOllywood, Remixing Hollywood, Hôtel ONOMO, avec le photographe Antoine Tempé, Dakar

2012
Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain de Dakar, Dak'Art, Sénégal
Exposition collective au Palais des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles (tournée de l'exposition panafricaine de la Biennale de Bamako)
Exposition solo aux Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles

2011
Biennale de la Photographie Africaine de Bamako, Mali


FAIRS

2016
Paris Photo, Paris, France

2015
FIAC_OFF, Paris, France
1:54 Londres, Angleterre
1:54 New-York, New-York, États-Unis
Art Genève, Suisse

2014
Paris Photo, Paris, France
FIAC Officielle, Paris, France
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Paris Photo Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Brooklyn Museum, New-York, USA
Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Pizzuti Collection, Colombus, Ohio, USA
Mott-Warsh collection, Flint, Michigan


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017
Festival Photo La Gacilly - édition 2017 "I Love Africa", exhibition catalogue, pgs 52-57


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