Kiosque Baye Fall
Kiosque Baye Fall
Cinéma Rivoli, Dabou
Solo Show, 1:54 New-York 2017
Cinéma ABC, Dakar
Cinéma Elohim, Grand Bassam
Auditorium Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar
Cinéma Liberté, Casablanca
Cinéma Entente, Mosquée Treichville
Cinéma Awa, Pikine
Entrée cinéma Liberté, Dakar
Adjamé, Charbon
Émergence même
Falling light
Import Export #1
Import Export #2
(I)n(f)ormal visitation 2013
 “Mama tree”
(I)n(f)ormal visitation 2013
Kiosque Baye Fall Oil on canvas, 95 x 94 cm,_2016 © Cheikh Ndiaye

Cheikh Ndiaye was born in 1970 in Dakar, he lives and works in New York and Dakar.

Cheikh Ndiaye graduated from the National School of fine Arts in Dakar and the School of Fine Arts in Lyon, France. The artist is particularly interested in architecture and urbanism. Composed of paintings, photography, and installations, his body of work is guided by a gaze, singular to the informal, which is the base of his artwork. Retrieved from a lethal state, obsolete objects are brought back to life. The objects return to their material plenitude and are project into a renewed imaginary.

Cheikh Ndiaye has participated in numerous exhibitions across Africa and Europe namely Hippocampus at La Maréchalerie in Versailles in 2017, Qu’il est loin mon pays at Fondation Blachère in Apt, France in 2016, and the same year, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury dedicated Faire de la rue un salon d’extérieur (From the street to an outdoor living room), his second solo show in Abidjan, to him.

His work became part of the permanent collections of the Kadist Art Foundation and Centre Pompidou Paris, where it was presented in the summer exhibition Figures. Cheikh Ndiaye also presented the installation Privatisation d’un espace par son ciel at Kër Thiossane in the exhibition Contours as part of Afropixel #5 Festival, in the frame of the 12th Dakar Biennale.

In 2015, his installation Blancheur rigide dérisoire en opposition au ciel was presented in the international exhibition of the 56th Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor. In 2014, his work was shown at Centre de Photographie, Geneva, Switzerland, in the collective exhibition Against the grain : la photographie à contre-courant. In 2013, his work was featured in a solo exhibition, (In)formal Visitation at Galerie Cécile Fakhoury – Abidjan, and in the exhibition Cinémas Africa at Musée Africain de Lyon, France in 2012. His work was part of the international selection of Dakar Biennale 2012 and was presented at Galerie Le Manège, Dakar in 2010.

Cheikh Ndiaye won the Natulis Art Temporary prize in Berlin, Germany in 2012 and the Linossier prize in France in 2008.

Cheikh Ndiaye
Solo Exhibitions 2017 • "Hippocampus", La Maréchalerie, Versailles, France • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, USA 2016• "Faire de la rue un salon d'extérieur", Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • "Privatisation d'un espace par son ciel", Kër Thiossane, 12th Dakar Biennale, Senegal 2013 • “(I)n(f)ormal visitation” Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast 2012 • “Cinémas Africa”, Musée Africain, Lyon, France 2000 • Mairie du 1er arrondissement, Lyon, France • Galerie “Casa manca”, Lyon, France Group Exhibitions 2018 • The Red Hour, 13th Dakar Biennale, Former Courthouse, Senegal 2016 • "Figures", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France • "Qu'il est loin mon pays", Fondation Blachère, Apt, France • "Une collection particulière", Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Fringe of the 12th Dakar Biennale, Senegal 2015 • ‘‘Présences’’, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • 56th Venice Biennale, ‘‘All the World’s Futures’’, Italy • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, USA 2014 • Sphères #7, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Somerset House, London, UK • ‘‘Group Show’’, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • Dak’Art Off, Biennale of Contemporary Art, Group Show, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, space of the Fondation Total, Dakar, Senegal • ‘‘Against the grain: la photographie à contre-courant’’, Centre de Photographie de Genève, Switzerland 2012 • Dak'Art OFF, Dakar, Sénégal • "Sociologie, anthropologie, géographie, histoire, qu'il est vaste le champ cognitif jusqu'à toi mon amour",Piano Nobile, Genève, Suisse • ‘‘Cinéma melancholia’’, Pavillon de l’Institut Français, Dakar, Senegal 2010 • "Extramuros Inhabitus", Galerie Le Manège, Dakar, Sénégal. • "Going Places", Dak'art OFF, Sénégal 2009 • Tortor Gallery, Lyon, France • Hôtel Dieu, Tonnerre (Yonne), France • Hôtel Dieu, Lyon, France 2008 • Galerie WM, Lyon, France • Art Center, La Halle Pont en Royans, France • Worksound Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA • Blazers boy and girls club, Portland, Oregon, USA 2002 • Installation campagne, ARSEC, Lyon, France • Aéroport Saint Exupéry, Lyon, France • Galerie Esperanza, Gand, Belgium 2001 • Nouveau Palais de Justice, Lyon, France • Galerie Epices et Arts, Lyon, France • Slagmanstraat 50, 9080 Lochristi, Gand, Belgium 2000 • “Urban Steps", IFAN Musée Théodore Monod d’Art Africain, Dakar, Senegal • “Culture et Métissage", espace Jean Poperen, Meyzieu, France • “Extra-Muros’’, Biennale Internationale des Arts Dak’Art 2000 • “Caravane des cinémas d’Afrique’’, Sainte Foy-lès-Lyon, France 1999 • Galerie Nationale, Dakar, Sénégal • Galerie Espresion Negra, Dakar, Senegal • Galerie Art présent, Paris, France
Residency 2012 • Garage Art, Berlin, Germany Conferences 2012 • ‘‘Architecture et son détournement en Afrique de l’Ouest”, Musée africain, Lyon, France • ‘‘Art and Society in Africa”, Université de Gand, Belgium 2010 • ‘‘Contemporary Art of Africa’’, Wabash Collège - Crawfordville, Indiana and at Denison University - Granville, Ohio 2009 • ‘‘Du dispositif comme du filet de pèche’’, École des Beaux Arts de Rennes, France 2008 • “on afrocentism, eurocentrism and everything in between”, Ohio University, USA Public collections • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France • Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France • Fondation Blachère, Apt, France Catalog 2015 • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York Education 1994-1998 École Nationale des Beaux-arts de Dakar (Sénégal) 2003-2008 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Lyon (France) et Lauréat du prix Linossier Awards 2012 • Natulis Art Temporary prize, Berlin, Germany 2008 • Linossier prize, France