Mati Diop, born in 1982, lives and works in Paris.
Wasis DIOP's daughter.
She directed her first short Last Night in 2004. She joined the Pavillon artistic laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) in 2006 and the contemporary arts studio in Le Fresnoy in 2007. Leading actress in Claire Denis' new film Trente-cinq rhums (2009), she collaborates with her videos and sounds in theatre and stage directing in Paris, Oslo and Moscow. She directed her first documentary film 1000 Suns in 2008, homage to the filmmaker Djibril DIOP Mambéty, her uncle.