Amy Celestina Ndione


Visual Artist

Amy Celestina Ndione, also know as Celestina is an artist who graduated from the National School of Arts in Dakar. Upon graduation in 2015, she attended the studio of Senegalese artist Piniang, who was her mentor. After her first group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Dakar and in the Off of the 2018 Dakar Biennale, Amy Celestina Ndione participated in two cross-residencies Senegal/Canada and then Sweden and exhibited in Gothenburg. In September 2020, she is part of the exhibition "What About you" at Gallery 23 with Urban Africans in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is a laureate of the 4th edition of RIPO (Rencontres Internationales de la Peinture à Ouagadougou) in 2021. She participated in the residency project followed by an exhibition as part of the 14th edition of the Dakar Biennale in the OFF with two other artists at the Italian Cultural Institute in Dakar. We are not sheep'' a phrase that inspired her iconic sheep in her series: Journey with the flock. Amy Celestina currently explores the theme of human evolution on a scientific, philosophical and social level. She mixes painting, collage of recycled materials and sewing as a touch of femininity, to create a singular universe inspired by reality.

Lives and works in

Dakar, Senegal
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Curriculum vitae


Plastic Art, École Nationale des Arts (ENA), Dakar, Senegal


Assistant director of a 2D animated short film, Kakatar Studio, Dakar, Senegal
‘’Lieux Communs’’, Kakatar Studio, Dakar, Senegal

Group Exhibitions

LOOK AT ME, Brulhart, Geneva, Switzerland
Curator: Oba Layèlè
Le Pinceau de l’Intégration, The West African Research Center (WARC), Dakar, Senegal
Curator: Makhete Wade
It Out Of The Ordinary /Matérialité(s), Institut Culturel Italien (Dak'Art OFF), Dakar, Senegal
Curator: Fatou Kiné Diouf
« CHAOS » from chaos comes light, Galerie Mémoires Africaines, Saly Portudal, Senegal
Curator: Richard Cousinard
‘‘Deukeundo’’ , Parcours 10th Edition, Reg ’Art sur MBao, MBao, Senegal
Curator: Ousseynou Wade
RIPO, International Painting Meeting of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Fasso
Curator: Alioune Ndiaye
Salon Geew Bi, Virtual exhibition, Dakar, Senegal
Curator: Wagane Guéye
‘’Bet Set Na’’ (let's open our eyes), virtual exhibition, Dakar, Senegal
What About You ? , Galerie 23 , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Curator: Rosalie Van Deursen
NORMA ,Parcours 8th edition, Pullman , Dakar, Senegal
Curator: Délphine Buysse
Coast to Coast, GIBCA Extended, Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, Sweden
Sabbar Artistiques , Loman Art Gallery , Mamelle, Senegal
The second Urban Jungles exhibition , Parcours , Atelier Céramiques Almadies , Almadies , Senegal
The Gallery of small things, Dak’art OFF, Dakar, Senegal
Curator: Bisi Silva


IN-DISCIPLINE, Jardin Rouge - Montresso Art Fondation, Marrakech, Marocco
It Out Of The Ordinary \Matérialité(s), Institut Culturel Italien, Dakar, Senegal
Bet Set Na (let's open our eyes), Jendalma Art , Dakar, Senegal
Cross residency, Konstepidemin , Göteborg, sweden
Cross residency, Center of art and diffusion CLARK, Montreal, Canada

Awards and Honors

1st Prize, RIPO (International Painting Meeting of Ouagadougou), Ouagadougou

Selected Press