Dior Thiam

*1993 in Cologne, Germany

Dior Thiam is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist. In her work she is inspired by historical events, literature and personal experiences. It raises questions about the different interpretations of apparently objective knowledge around the world and about the differences in collective memory and its historical assessment.

Through a process of layering, weaving, fragmenting, collecting and reassembling, she extracts different research and found objects and rearranges them to open up new levels of meaning.


2023 Habitat Contemporary, Kansas City, USA

2023 Spoiler Zone Berlin

2023 ZF Project Space Berlin, Neukölln Art Festival

2023 ART BASEL REFLECTION, Gämsberg Keller Basel, Switzerland

2023 ContemporaryShowrom (CSR.ART) Berlin

2023 Art Museum Atlanta, USA


2023 Galeria by Lastcrit, Barcelona, Spain

2022/2023 Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

2022 The Watch, Schlesischer Busch Berlin

2022 Galérie Cécile Fakhoury Abidjan, Ivory Coast

2022 DAK’ART Biennale OFF, Keur Muus Dakar, Senegal

2022 DAK’ART Biennale, Residency of France Dakar, Senegal

2022 Galérie Mémoires Africaines, Saly, Senegal

2021/2022 SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin

2021 DEKOLONIALE Festival, Berlin

2021 Festival GORÉE REGARDS SUR COURS, Senegal

2021 AREYOUFORREAL – web-based exhibition project Institute for Foreign Relations (IfA)

2020 SALON GEEW BI Grand Jury Prize Winner’s Exhibition, Galerie Le Manège, Institut Français Dakar, Senegal

2019 Savvy Contemporary Berlin

2018 G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig


2023 Artist Residency Awu Feminist Library Dakar, Senegal

2023 ACCESS ART X PRIZE, Finalist, Art X Lagos, Nigeria

2023 BBA Artist Prize, BBA Gallery, Berlin

2023 Artist Residency, BAAR Art Journey, Basel, Switzerland

2021 PUBLISHING PRACTICES, Archive Sites, Berlin

2020 COLONIAL HERITAGE, SHARED FUTURES, Shortlisted, Akademie Schloss Solitude, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Goethe Institut Namibia

2020 SALON GEEW BI, Jury Prize, Dakar, Senegal 2019 SAVVY Contemporary Berlin – Summer School


since 2021 Berlin University of the Arts

2015-2019 Leipzig University of Graphics and Book Arts

2012-2015 Philosophy/Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin


Unique Artworks

Artworks on Canvas

Artworks on paper

Large Size

Small & Medium Size

Wall Sculptures


Outdoor Objects


Graphic Arts