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Books and exhibition catalogues


Mame-Diarra Niang ,The Citadel: a trilogy. MACK, 2022


Lewis , Emma - TATE , Photography _A Feminist History

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Afinidades afetivas affective affinities : 33rd bienal de São Paulo

Strange Attractors Book: 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 

9 More Weeks: Mame-Diarra Niang in conversation with Sinazo Chiya. Cape Town: Stevenson. ISSUU



Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art. The Walther Collection. Göttingen: Steidl



Selected articles and reviews


O’Toole, ​Sean.  e-flux Criticism - Mame-Diarra Niang’s The Citadel: a trilogy - November 29, 2022

Iduma, Emmanuel. 70th Anniversary Issue - Aperture 248 - Fall 2022 - ' 6 New and Notable Photobooks - The Citadel: a trilogy by Mame-Diarra Niang ', 

British Journal of Photography , 16 November 2022 '[Mame-Diarra Niang] provides a modality and vocabulary of abstraction; of fabulating a material site and conceptual sight of forgetting to begin again' writes Lindi Mngxitama

Jacquet, Matthieu. Numéro, Paris Photo : 5 jeunes photographes à découvrir absolument -  November 10 

Business Day, 27 October 2022'Out of the darkness and into the light': Chris Thurman appraises Sama Guent Guii as one of three exhibitions that 'brilliantly disrupt familiar ways of seeing ‘blackness’

Musée Magazine, 19 October 2022 'The photographer’s work and the thematic motif of introspective art are evident in the elusive quality throughout this exhibit' writes Ema Kojić on Sama Guent Guii.



MAME-DIARRA NIANG. Elles X Paris Photo, 14 November. 


Sansom, Anna. Paris Photo 2021: Highlights. British Journal of Photography, 12 November.

Guillot, Claire. A Paris Photo, les images passent dans une autre dimension. Le Monde, 12 November. 

Bernard, Sophie. Paris Photo: A Spotlight on Women. Blind Magazine, 10 November.




Shinners, Keely. The Catalyst, Not the Error: Mame-Diarra Niang’s ‘Call Me When You Get There’. Artthrob, 1 December. LINK


NRC, ‘Mijn foto’s gaan niet over het Afrikaanse landschap, maar over mijzelf’ by Toef Jaeger, 18 december

ID - VICE NETHERLANDS de betonnen landschappen van Mame-Diarra Niang lezen als zelfportretten by Rolien Zonneveld , 12 december

KIEKIE TABLOID,Het Gebied Dat Ben Je Zelf: Het Werk Van Mame-Diarra Niang Door: Nanda van den Berg, directeur van Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie. , April 15

Black Hole: Artist Mame-Diarra Niang takes over inner city Joburg space with surreal walk-in installation'. Between 10and5, 18 October.

Bongela, Milisuthando. 'Mame-Diarra Niang's vision for the invisible'. Mail and Guardian, 29 September. 

Sosibo, Kwanele. 'Mame-Diarra Niang: A soul turned inside out'. Mail and Guardian, 29 September. 

Hlalethwa, Zaza. 'Who no know'. Mail and Guardian, 29 September. 



ELSE #13 , June 'Niang has focused her photographic practice on an articulation of what she has termed "the plasticity of territory" -  to see the world as a neverending metamorphosis of the self' writes

Joshua Chuang on Sahel Gris by Mame-Diarra Niang.



BOOK : Recent Histories , Contemporary African Photography And Video Art, Walther Collection & Steidl editions.



Riesco, Beatriz Leal . 'Espacio, reflexión y territorio: nueva fotografía africana'. El Pais, 23 September.

'Walther Collection: The Lay of the Land, New Photography from Africa'. L'Oeil de la Photographie, 25 September.

Meyers, William. 'Soviet Photography and Storm Clouds'. The Wall Street Journal, 18 September.

'Visions of urban Africa'. International New York Times, 15 September. 

Onabanjo, Oluremi. 'Along the Constant Horizon: The Territories of Mame-Diarra Niang'., 7 September.

Shaw, Anny. 'Walther Collection brings African photographers to New York'. The Art Newspaper, 15 July.

Klein, Melanie. 'Contextualising Mame-Diarra Niang's Éthéré'. Wikis der Freien Universität Berlin: Queer (In-)Visibilities in the art of Africa and beyond, 16 June. 

Bradley, Kimberly. 'Off the Wall'. Pin-Up, Spring/Summer. 42 - 47. 


Njami, Simon (ed). Just ask! From Africa to Zeitgeist. Berlin: Kerber Verlag. pp.175 - 177.

Withley, Zoe. 'Space in the Art of Mame-Diarra Niang and Dineo Seshee Bopape'. Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Vol.12, No.2 - 3. pp.175 - 183.

L'Insensé, No. 12, October.

Chatap, Yves. 'Dakar Biennale: readings of contemporary art by African'. 

Ragusa, Alexandria. 'Fotografe a sud del Sahara contro i cliché sul continente'. African Photography, 30 August. 

'Mame-Diarra Niang'. Snapped, December. 16 - 23.

Azimi, Roxana. 'Le Dak'Art en guerre contre l'homophobie'. Le Monde, 3 June.

Azimi, Roxana. 'Biennale de Dakar: l'art africain sans complexe'. Le Qoutidien de l'Art, No. 601, 12 May.

Valentine, Nadia. 'Mame-Diarra Niang: The empty for full'., 16 January. 

Partridge, Matthew. 'Art: looking at Africa'. Financial Mail, 2 October. 
Løvholm, Lotte. 'Senegalese performance art directs attention to homophobia'., June. 

Mercier, Jeanne. 'Sahel: Mame-Diarra Niang - Modern Landscapes'. L'Oeil de la Photographie, 15 April.

Chapuis, Frédérique. 'Quand les gays s'exposentà...l'obscurantisme'. Télérama, 11 June. 18. 

Gaite, Florian. 'On the other side. On Éthéré by Mame-Diarra Niang'., 16 May. 

Chatap, Yves. 'Mame-Diarra Niang vole avec les anges déchus'. Diptyk, No. 24, June - September. 60.

'These landscapes are extremely contemporary'. 

Kueny, Claire. 'Dak'Art. Produce common, despite the darkness'., 12 June. 

Giannandrea, Anaïs. 'Plasticity territory'., 1 April. 





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