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Momar Seck is a Senegalese artist who describes his creations as plural units.
His paintings and sculptures come from the assembly of various materials which serve as a metaphor for the diversity in the world.He creates artworks made from a palette of colors enhanced with incrustations including pieces of cloth and other fragments that have their own history. The variety of textures and colors make each creation a symbol of both union and fragile interdependence: a diversity that hangs by a thread. Each work appears as “a singular diversity”.
Artist, painter and sculptor, Momar Seck is a citizen of the world . A Senegalese of Swiss origin who has settled in Geneva since several years, Momar regularly exhibits in Europe and Senegal, notably at the Biennial of Contemporary African Art in Dakar.
Anxious to share, he organizes residencies of Swiss and French artists in Senegal and offers training opportunities and fruitful exchanges to young Senegalese artists. Momar is a professor of art at the International School of Geneva.
Educated at the National School of Arts in Dakar, Momar Seck received a scholarship from the Swiss Federal Commission for Culture for a third advanced course at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. He holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Strasburg, France, and has received numerous awards.
Biennial of Dakar, 1992
Award of the Ambassador of Argentina
Live Art Award
World AIDS Conference – 1998
Today for Tomorrow Prize
UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Visual Arts
Momar has exhibited in
Senegal (Dakar Biennial), Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland (Palais des Nations, Rath Museum Geneva, Kunsthalle Bern).