Viyé Diba was born in 1954 in Karantaba, Senegal. Diba currently lives and works as an artist in Dakar, Senegal. Diba studied art education at the National School of Fine Arts in Dakar and received a PhD in urban geography from the University of Nice, France. He is currently a Professor of Visual Arts at the National School of Arts of Dakar and serves as the president of the National Senegalese Association of Visual Artists. He is also a member of the Economic and Social Council of the Republic of Senegal and the Scientific Commission at the Biennale de Dakar. Diba’s works incorporate elements of painting, sculpture, installation, and performance, often using raw and recycled materials that address issues of space, political conflict and globalization. Diba’s work has been included in numerous international exhibitions, including the 2010 and 1998 Dak’Art Biennial; 1995 and 1997 Johannesburg Biennale; and 1993 Biennale d’Abidjan, among others, and his works are held by numerous prestigious collections such as the Smithsonian, UCLA Fowler Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and the Fondation Blachere in France.