Anna Binta Diallo is a Canadian multidisciplinary visual artist who explores themes of memory and nostalgia to create unexpected pieces about identity. She was born in Dakar, Senegal (1983) and raised in St. Boniface, Winnipeg, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the Métis Nation. She received her BFA from the University of Manitoba and completed her MFA in Creative Practice at Transart Institute in Berlin in 2013. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Central Finland and Berlin. Anna Binta Diallo has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and Francofonds. In 2019, Diallo’s work was selected as a finalist for the Salt Spring National Art Prize and in 2021, she received the Barbara Spohr Award offered by the Banff Centre and Walter Philips Gallery. Diallo lives and works in Montreal/Tio’tia:ke, on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka.
Banner image: provided by Anna Binta Diallo.