Fatoumata Diabaté – L’homme en objet / en animal et Nimissa | 22nd September – 28th October 2023

Rhagolwg/Preview: 22/09/23 7yh/7pm

Arddangosfa’n parhau tan dydd Sadwrn Hydref 28ain
exhibition continues until Saturday October 28th

Oriel ar agor Dydd Mercher – Dydd Sadwrn 11yb – 9yh
Gallery open Weds – Sat 11am – 9pm

Sgwrs artist ar-lein Dydd Mawrth 3ydd Hydref 6yh
(Ffrangeg gydag isdeitlau Saesneg)

Online artist talk Tuesday 3rd October 6pm
(French with English subtitles)

This exhibition, a collaboration between elysium gallery and Ffotogallery, showcases recent work by Fatoumata Diabaté, a Malian photographer from Bamako. Particularly interested in the place of women in society, Fatoumata is president of the Association des Femmes Photographes du Mali. Her work has been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and she has been the recipient of several awards. In 2020 she was awarded the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Prize for Photography in France.

Alongside her captivating, dreamlike portraits inspired by folklore and fairy tales from her childhood, L’homme en object et L’homme en animal, this exhibition premieres Nimissa (meaning regret in the Bambara language) in the UK. Through the common history of several women, who, like the artist, were victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), the images that make up Nemissa contribute to a process of reconstruction of a lost, stolen, female identity of an intimate self that has disappeared.