Nene Aïssatou Diallo

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Nene Aïssatou Diallo is an interdisciplinary artist based in Newark, NJ whose work is centered around photography, video, African textiles, and collage. As an immigrant to the United States, she works to define home, to address the politics that are inherent in her identity, and to resist legacies of erasure, silence, and violence. She has exhibited throughout the United States and holds a B.A. in Visual Media and Arts Practices, as well as Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies from the University of Richmond.

This March marked the 14th year since Diallo immigrated from Guinea to the United States with her family. As a Black woman, an immigrant, an American, her work deals with addressing the construction of these identities. With collage, photography, and video, she works through the tension and displacement that is inherent with immigration. Diallo finds it crucial to preserve the memories and imaginations of home by working primarily with images that reference those locations (Guinea, Senegal, Newark) and her family archive.

Selected Works