12 January 2022 - 30 January 2022
The solo exhibition Wata engages moving image and printmaking to explore blackness’ complex relationship to the ocean. Through the juxtaposition of elements of African spirituality, current affairs and hip-hop culture, Wata illustrates the ambivalence of this relationship between trauma, fear, hope and success.
Kevin Diallo was born in Dakar, Senegal (1987) and raised in the Ivory Coast. He currently lives and works in Sydney. Diallo has presented a number of solo exhibitions nationally at Artspace Ideas Platform, Sydney, Tributary Projects, Canberra and Firstdraft, Sydney.
Diallo has been exhibited in group shows across Australia including the Living Museum Of The West, Melbourne; UTS Art Gallery, Sydney; Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula ; Pari, Parramatta; Firstdraft, Sydney, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne ; Peacock Gallery, Auburn and Alaska Projects, Sydney.
He currently holds a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Photography and Situated Media. Most recently, he was awarded an Art and Creativity Grant by the Northern Beaches Council. Since January 2020 Kevin Diallo has been a resident artist at the North Curl Curl Creative Space managed by the Northern Beaches Council.