Malick Welli

Spiritual Phenomena series, Sisters of Saint Joseph de Clunny order

Born in Kaffrine (Senegal) on September 22nd 1990, Malick Welli, started photography whilst at college, taking family portraits to earn some money on the side. He is self-taught and developed his photographic technique while pursuing business studies before becoming a professional photographer. A portraitist before anything else, Malick Welli would create his earlier series in a medium-size format in black and white, before moving into colour, with pigmented prints. Alongside his personal projects, Malick Welli also works as an independent documentary photographer for the international press, magazines such as Forbes Afrique.

Solo shows:

2019 Spiritual phenomena, Egyptian Modern Art museum, Cairo Biennale, Egypte

2019 Spiritual phenomena, Movenpick Hotel Marrakech, Marrakech, Maroc

2018 3rd edition of the AKAA fair “Also Known As Africa”, Paris, France

2018 Untitled, OFF DakArt, Dakar Contemporary art biennale, Galerie Atiss, Dakar, Sénégal

2016 Cogito, Hôtel Djoloff, OFF DakArt, Dakar, Contemporary art biennale, OFF DakArt, Hôtel Djoloff, Dakar, Sénégal

Group shows:

2019 Saint-Louis to St Louis, Blackpuffin, Chicago, USA

2019 Expo Chicago Townhall, Chicago, USA

2018  Dakar ville en mouvement, an exhibition organised by the bank“Société Générale”, Pullman Téranga Hôtel, Dakar, Sénégal

2017-2018 Duet, MuPho (Musée de la photographie de Saint-Louis, Senegal): inaugural exhibition and permanent collection, Saint-Louis, Sénégal

2016 Les Porteuses, OFF DakArt, Dakar Contemporary art biennale, British Council, Dakar, Sénégal

2016 OFF DakArt, Musée de la femme Henriette Bathily, Dakar Contemporary art biennale, Sénégal

2016 14th DWG Art show, Dakar, Sénégal

2015 Transition, Galerie Nationale, Dakar, Sénégal

2015 13th DWG Art show, Musée Theodore Monod, Ex IFAN Dakar, Sénagal

2014 Pour les Noirs et pour les Blancs, Hierro Desvilles Gallery, Lille, France

Recent acquisitions

2019 Ambassade de France au Sénégal

2018 MuPho (Musée de la photographie de Saint-Louis, Senegal)