Linda Dounia is a self-taught artist and curator born and raised in Senegal. She explores the social construction of power and the cultural implications of how it is distributed. Her practice is a conversation between physical and digital mediums, by way of AI, and also incorporates image-making principles from her training as a designer. Her work has been exhibited at Art Basel Miami, The Dakar Biennale, Artsy NFT, Art X Lagos, Digital Art Fair Asia, and Art Dubai.
My practice is often a conversation between physical and digital mediums, by way of artificial intelligence and also utilising analog image-making tools. I explore the social construction of power and the cultural implications of how it’s distributed.
In April 2022, Linda worked with Quantum Art to release the first large scale AI collection by an African woman in the history of crypto art, reflecting on issues of discrimination in facial recognition technology and the lack of representation of non-western perspectives in GAN generated art. In late 2021, Linda founded CyberBaat – a DAO of African artists determined to correct how art from Africa is perceived and valued in the digital art space. She was also an inaugural resident of the VerticalCrypto Art Residency Program
As a curator, Linda is passionate about decolonizing art and design, and creating spaces where marginalised creators are visible and have agency in their practice. She is a curator at SuperRare Labs where she supports curatorial initiatives with a focus on diversity and inclusion. She has also curated shows with Zora, Refraction DAO, and the VERSEverse.
“Many of my animated pieces come from this collaboration between man and machine,I feed the models with my work and it learns how I paint, then it generates outputs of its learning process, which I then curate and stitch together into a story through animation techniques.”