Cheick Diallo, trained in architecture and design at the design school ENSCI, in Paris is now based in Bamako, Mali. During this time, he twice received the 1st prize by the Museum of Decorative Arts (Paris), for the creation of its Ifen lamp and Rivale chair. Cheick Diallo has created the Association of African Designers in 1996 and managed a large number of design workshops around Africa, including Mali, Togo, Congo, South Africa, Morocco, Benin and Ghana. Over the past 20 years he has become a major figure, being the first designer dedicated to developing conceptual design in an African context, while using locally sourced materials.
Over the past decade, the working Cheick Diallo was exhibited in international museums such as the Museum Mandet (France) where he had a solo exhibition of the investigation in 2012; National Museum of Mali (Bamako – Mali); Manchester Museum of Art (Manchester UK); Quai Branly Museum (Paris -France), Musée Dapper Foundation (Paris -France); Kunst Palace (Düsseldorf – Germany); Hayward Gallery (London, UK); National Centre for Art and Culture Georges Pompidou (Paris, France). It was part of the AfricaRemix exhibition in which his work was also shown in the Johannesburg Art Gallery (South Africa) and the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan).
50 Golborne, London
Valerie Goodman Gallery, New York
Southern Guild at Design Miami / Basel
Miami Beach, Southern Guild at Design Miami