Ibrahima Thiam

Born in 1976 in Saint Louis, Senegal, Ibrahima Thiam moved to Dakar to study economics. Following a workshop organized by Goethe-Institute during the Month of Photography at Dakar in 2009, he found his passion for photography.
Self-taught, he is interested in memory, archives, African orality as well as myths and legends. Ibrahima Thiam collects pictures, including some from his family archives, wich helps shaping his imagination. Recently, he has also been developing a process that highlights the deities of the Lebu communities. His work was featured in several national and international group exhibitions, including: Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal, (2020), The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal, Zuccaire Gallery, SUNY Stony Brook University, New York, USA Unis (2019), Gallery Eulenspiegel, Bale, Switzerland, (2017), Bronx University, New York, United States (2016) as well as Telling Time during the 10th edition of the Bamako Meetings, African Biennial of Photography
(2015) .
He lives and works between Saint Louis and Dakar.

OH Gallery
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OH Gallery

OH GALLERY opened its doors in Dakar in November 2018 with the precise intention to support the development of a local market of buyers across all ages and nationalities. The contemporary art gallery offers since a unique tailor-made experience to its visitors operating by appointment only. This manner of understanding the space aims to generate an intimate and contemplative approach to the artworks, making every visit confidential and personalised. The selection of artists exhibited in OH Gallery’s OVR challenges a motionless notion of africanness and what does or does not fit the westernized concept of “Contemporary African Art”, by inspiring powerful exchanges among diverse narratives and techniques. The six artists featuring, two of which are a duo, manifest the multifaceted quality of OH Gallery as a meeting place for artists with very different ages, backgrounds and artistic practices. At the same time, the harmony among the works also shows a clear vision on the direction to take.
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