Modou Dieng was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal. He is a multidisciplinary artist and contemporary art curator exploring the symbolic and mythological power of pop culture icons through mixed media and hybrid materials. His work constructs a mural of archetypal cultural imagery filtered through the perspective of a split identity between Blackness and Western Philosophy. Dieng has exhibited internationally and is the
co-founder of Blackpuffin, a curatorial team based in Chicago. He has served as curator for a great number of exhibitions since 2010 and Professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art from 2007 to 2017. Dieng holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.