Dagara Dakin

Dagara Dakin
Art critic, Curator, Art historian
Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts, Photo, Literature, History/society, Intercultural/migrations

Dagara Dakin is an Art History Master student. During his researches, he wonders about the reality that sustains the questions of cultural identities in contemporary art fields, with a predilection for the African artistic production.

Since 2000, he has worked towards different exhibition projects mainly located in France where he lives. He has worked for the "Musée des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie", the Biennal of African photography (Rencontres Africaines de la photographie à Bamako) in 2005 and at the "Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration" (2007-2011) in Paris.

As critic, he is the author of numerous articles and contributions on African photography history, like the collective writing book "L'Afrique en regards" directed by the curator Simon Njami, published by Filigranes editions in 2005.
In 2009, he has published in the Sorbonne's doctoral review a research on the theme of beauty in the works of the Ghanaian photographer Philip Kwame Apagya.

In January 2010 in Paris, he was the curator of the exhibition titled "Passés Composés". This was taking place at the gallery 59, Rivoli Street. This photographic exhibition was a dialogue about French Colonial Memories between two photographers who have exhibited at Bamako Encounters in 2005 and 2007, Dimitri Fagbohoun and YoYo Gonthier.


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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