Diadji Diop was born in 1973 in Dakar, Senegal. He lives and works in Paris.
Diadji Diop arrived in France in 1994 with the aim of training in the field of animation. During his intensive foundation degree, he discovered the many potentialities of sculpture and decided to change direction. His passion for animation and cinema, however, continues to feed into his work, whether it is at the level of his bias towards realistic subject matter, or in the narrative dimension of many of his installations.
In 1995, he joined the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris, before joining the studios of Bruno Lebel and Richard Deacon. After graduating with highest distinction in 2001, he took part in the “Les Félicités” exhibition in 2002. His work has been displayed at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, La Villette, the Dakar Biennium, and at the Abidjan Visual Art Festival, among others.