Cheikh Ndiaye is particularly interested in architecture and urbanism. Composed of paintings, photography, and installations, his body of work is guided by a singular gaze to the informal economies of African metropolis. Retrieved from a lethal state, obsolete objects are brought back to life. The objects return to their material plenitude and are project into a renewed imaginary.
The artist lives and works in New York and Dakar. He graduated from the National School of fine Arts in Dakar and the School of Fine Arts in Lyon, France. He has participated in numerous exhibitions across Africa and Europe namely Hippocampus at La Maréchalerie in Versailles in 2017 and in his solo exhibitions at the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury. His work is a part of the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, FRAC, Grand-Large-Hauts-de-France, CNAP and Kadist Art Foundation. His work was exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Dak’Art Biennale (2012, 2016, and 2018) and Havana Biennale (2019). Most recently, Ndiaye's work was included in Sanguine. Luc Tuymans on Baroque at Fondazione Prada in Milan, Italy.