Anna Binta Diallo is a visual artist who investigates memory and nostalgia to create unexpected narratives surrounding identity. Born in Dakar, and raised in Saint-Boniface, traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis. She obtained an MFA in Creative Practice, specializing in video (Transart Institute, Berlin). Her work has been exhibited internationally at La Maison des Artistes Francophones, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Art Gallery of Alberta, MOCA Tapei, Towards, and has been featured in numerous publications such as Canadian Art, PaperWait, and Musagetes. Diallo has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre The Universe and Other Systems & Distributed Identities, and in 2017 was invited to Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires—a multidisciplinary initiative, gathering Indigenous artists and artists of colour to discuss their criticality in Canada’s current discourses. Diallo has been the recipient of multiple grants and honours, notably from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec, and Francofonds, and in 2019 was shortlisted for the Salt Spring National Art Prize. Following her exhibition at Access, Wanderings will be exhibited as part of Notions Of Place – From Belonging To Displacement, Central Finland Exhibition 2020 (Keuruu Museum, 2020).
She is currently based in Montreal, or Tio’tia:ke, on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. www.annabintadiallo.com