Fotomuseum Winterthur | Events | Saturday, 25.02.2023, 15:00–16:00

Artist Talk and Book Presentation with Adji Dieye

In an artist talk with Katrin Bauer, curator of the exhibition, artist Adji Dieye provides in-depth insights into her new video installation Aphasia and her artistic approach. Dieye's practice centres around performance, sculpture and moving imagery, critically exploring themes such as identity, nation-building and the associated role of archives from an Afro-diasporic perspective. The talk will also feature the presentation of the new publication Adji Dieye Aphasia, published by Christoph Merian Verlag. The book and exhibition have been developed as part of Photographic Encounters, a biennial format with which Fotomuseum Winterthur and Christoph Merian Verlag accompany a photographer or artist in the realisation of an exhibition and a publication. The talk will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Adji Dieye was born in Milan, Italy in 1991 and lives in Zurich, Milan and Dakar. She studied new technologies for art at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and completed her Master in Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts. She is the recipient of the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2021 and was selected for the first edition of the format Photographic Encounters.

The event takes place in English.

Admission: CHF 12.– (for members and reduced CHF 10.–), plus admission to the exhibition

This event takes place in the framework of the exhibition Adji Dieye – Aphasia. In her artistic practice, Italian-Senegalese artist Adji Dieye (b. 1991) deals with the subjects of postcolonialism and nation-building. The exhibition centres on the video installation Aphasia (2022), which presents a polyphonic language performance by the artist at various locations in Dakar, Senegal. Dieye’s work examines the role that language plays in historiography and the construction of a (national) identity. In doing so, she gives agency and a voice to Afro-diasporic and Senegalese communities by shedding light on the importance of oral storytelling as an alternative knowledge system.