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Born February 26, 1951 in Dakar, Abdoulaye Ndoye is a Senegalese artist from the last generation of the Dakar school, that of Ibou Diouf (1953-2017), Mor Faye (1947-1984), Souleyman Keita (1947- 2014). He benefited from foreign training scholarship programs initiated by Léopold Sédar Senghor.

After his training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels (1976-1980), he returned to Dakar, became a professor at the School of Arts and participated in the training of several generations of artists. For thirty years, he saw young talents such as the sculptor Ndary Lô, the painters Soly Cissé and Camara Gueye. Subsequently, he held another teaching position at the cutting, sewing and fashion institute in Dakar.

During all these years, his reflection mainly focused on the creation of a personal plastic writing, emptied of all meaning and staged on pages of parchment, entire books, on wood or even on canvas. It draws inspiration from endogenous knowledge in the field of supports and dyes.

Abdoulaye Ndoye proclaims his love of work. He paints every day, because creating gives him immeasurable moral satisfaction, inner well-being, the feeling of leaving something good behind.

Present in several prestigious collections, including the Smithsonian museum in Washington, Abdoulaye Ndoye has exhibited in Senegal, Mali, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, England and the United States.

In 2021, in order to contribute to the improvement of cultural activities and training infrastructures in Senegal, he created his own art gallery “Reg'Arts sur Mbao”.

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