Salimata Diop is a curator based in Dakar, Senegal, and the artistic director of the international art fair AKAA (Also Known As Africa).
She has curated a number of exhibitions in Senegal, France, and the UK, for instance: XEET at 50Golborne gallery (October 2015 London), 53 Echoes of Zaire, (May-September 2015, London), UNIVERS/UNIVERSE and GRAIN DE FOLIE (May 2014, Dakar Biennale). She regularly contributes to art publications, exhibition catalogues and TV documentaries including ArtAfrica & IAM –Intense Art Magazine.
Salimata Diop teaches in the MA in History and Business of the Contemporary Art Market, IESA & the University of Warwick. Founding director of training agency Creative Intelligence with educationalist Liz Lydiate, she aims to develop professional practice support for actors of the art world in Africa and beyond.