Tamsir Dia


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Born in Bamako, Mali, 1950

Lives and works in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Tamsir Dia is also an explorer of signs. Born in 1952, he is an art teacher. He had noticed that when a man without pretensions to art, repainted his house, he did not scour the walls, but simply spread the new layer over the old one. Tamsir Dia learned from this experience. His paintings are the parable of the progressive and soft tension inside the wall. Like seismic trays that move and push each other, the surfaces of his works suggest traces of life, memories of time. The general ochre tonality of his paintings indicates the lateritic atmosphere of sub-Saharan roads and landscapes.

 
 

Education

1976-1979 Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris- Atelier Yankel

1978 Gradutation / Diplome National des Beaux- Arts, mention Bien

1975-1977 Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts d’Angers- France

1976 Graduation /  Diplome National des Beaux- Arts, section Décoration à Tours

 
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011-2013
Permanent Show at the Galerie Le Dompry / Abidjan

2008
LAB Galerie / Abidjan

1996 – 1998
Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain / Dakar

1995
Johannesburg Biennale / Johannesburg

1994
Galerie Arts Pluriels / Abidjan

1993
Salon des Africains / La Biennale die Venezia / Venedig

1991
Atelier 9 / Abidjan

1980
Caisse d’épargne / Limoges

 
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
Galerie Arts Pluriels / Abidjan

1996
Artéfact / Hôtel d’Ivoire / Abidjan

1993
Centre Georges Meliès / Ouagadougou

1991
Regards Croisés / C.C.F / Abidjan

1984
Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens / Paris

1977
FIAP – Salon des Artistes Africains / Paris