Born in 1977 in Senegal, Omar Ba lives and works in Dakar and Geneva. Omar Ba's iconography features personal metaphors, ancestral references and hybrid figures. His work, with its enigmatic nature and poetic intensity, rejects all forms of didactic narrative, seeking instead to express his subconscious and his symbolic interpretation of the real.
His work has featured at various events including Bozar in Brussels (2017) and the Dakar Biennale (2014). From 30 May to 10 November 2019, the MMFA in Montreal is holding a solo exhibition of his work, Omar Ba: Visions partagées. His work is on show at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), France, Collection Nationale Suisse and Louvre Abu Dhabi.