Nene Aissatou Diallo

Nene Aïssatou Diallo is an arts administrator and artist working in photography, video, textiles, and collage. Her work is rooted in resisting legacies of erasure and in memories and imaginations of home. In 2018, she co-founded LAND Collective, a community of Newark-based and affiliated artists and cultural producers who collaborate on exhibitions, publications, and programs locally and digitally.

Diallo holds a B.A. in Visual Media and Arts Practices and a B.A. in Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies from the University of Richmond. She also attended The Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program in New York. She has exhibited nationally and has had residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Index Art Center, Gallery Aferro, Project for Empty Space, The Residency Project, and Stoneleaf Retreat. Diallo’s work has been featured by Format, Monument Lab Bulletin, NPR, RVA Magazine, The Financial Times, and most recently, the 13th edition of the Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography.


Safi Faye: Selbé et tant d’autres

Artist and author Nene Aissatou Diallo revisits Safi Faye’s 1982 portrayal of Selbé, a thirty-nine-year-old mother of eight from Fad’jal as she and her compatriots go about their daily routines, carried by song. This feature reflects on the visual portrayal of Selbé, and Faye’s use of the camera in a documentary produced as part of the series As Women See It.

Interview with Storm Janse van Rensburg

In an effort to consider the variegated impacts of COVID-19—a virus with a global reach—we interviewed curators and directors from institutions around the world about how the pandemic has affected their institutions.