about

Since 2006 I research and photograph migration from West Africa to Europe.

My work is driven by a fascination for the concept of identity. How people adapt to their nomadic life
and the tension between the memory of the homeland and the reality of the new life in another country
are key elements in my work.

In this research on the universal motives of people I use photography, video, found footage, texts
and installations. 

education

2005    Photo Academy Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998    Communications (specialization 'culture and identity'), University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1998    Cultural Sociology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996    School for Marketing, Communications and Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


exhibitions
(a selection)

2016    'There is Something about My Family', Fotodok, Utrecht
2015    'Presence in Absence', Cape Town Biennial, South Africa
2014    'Presence in Absence', Dak'art Biennale, Residency Dutch Embassy, Dakar, Senegal
2014    'Presence in Absence', Galerie Bart, Bloemgracht, Amsterdam
2014    'Utopian Archives', Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, UK
2013    'Presence in Absence' CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam
2013    'absence', Raw Material Company, Art Dubai
2012    'absence' (group, curated by Koyo Kouoh), Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal
2012    'migration', Helen Day Art Center, (group), Vermont (US)
2012    'immigration clandestine', Dak'art Biennale, French institute, Dakar, Senegal
2011    'immigration clandestine', LagosPhoto festival, Lagos, Nigeria
2011    ‘Ndeupe’, African Studies Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands
2010    'Ndeupe', Noorderlicht Photofestival, (main exhibition), Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
2010    'Harlem Rythms', public space, Haarlem, the Netherlands
2009    'immigration clandestine' (group), curated by Akinbode Akinbiyi, IFA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009    'immigration clandestine' (solo), Galerie Atiss, Dakar, Senegal
2008    'immigration clandestine' (solo), Dak'Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal
2007    'Touba', Noorderlicht Photofestival, (main exhibition), Groningen, the Netherlands