Aliou Diack was born in 1987 in Sidi Bougou, Mbour Region, Senegal. As a curious child, Aliou sets out to discover nature and worlds of flora and fauna. He studied proportions, colours, textures and recorded all this in drawing notebooks, used as a training ground. To pursue his studies, he left his village at the age of 10 to move to the very heart of Dakar. Not finding any similar nature or freedom, he makes up for it by drawing “everywhere” around him, in order to recreate his universe. He started studying art at the National School of Arts in Dakar, where he was led to practice multiple mediums and tools that offered him to expand his artistic field, and master other techniques than drawing. Aliou Diack currently lives and works in Dakar, Senegal.