Born in 1982 in Burkina Faso. He lives and works between France and his native country.

 

Nestor Da, self-taught photographer, has exhibited in Africa and Europe through several solo shows, notably at the Mainssieux Museum in Voiron in 2010 with his series L'ombre des images ; at La Vitrine in Arles and at the CCF Georges Méliès in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in 2009.

 

His work has also been part of many group shows or international events, as the Bénin Biennial of 2012, entitled Inventer le monde : l'artiste citoyen, where he receives the support price given by the French institute, les Rencontres de Bamako or Paris Photo in African Emerging Photography in 2011. He was the laureate of the first price of Fondation Blachère during the 8th Rencontres de Bamako in Mali in 2009, which allowed him to participate to a six months residency in the prestigious Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, France. He was also nominated for the Pictet Consumption Price with his series Ondes de perturbation in 2013.  

 

In 2015, he is invited to take part to two residencies, with Black Containers in France and in the occasion of Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Fès, Morocco. His work is then displayed at the Sidi Mohammed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex and at the French Institute of Meknès.