Ussi’n YALA is a self-taught photographer born (1993) and based in Paris. 

Through photography he documents and celebrates the cultural diversity of the multiple identities that abound in Africa and its diaspora. As an Afro-queer artist, he also fights for the acceptance of gender diversity in the world. 

With raw and captivating images, Ussi’n depicts a multifaceted Africa, at the crossroads of genres, cultures, religions and socio-economic status.

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Group shows:

IDENTITY Virtual Exhibition - The Holy Art Gallery, January - February, 2021


Group shows:

Black Art Matters - Maag Halle, Zurich, July - August, 2020

photoSCHWEIZ - Hall 622 & Stage One, Zurich, January, 2020


Group shows:

Prix Picto de la Mode - Palais Galliera, Paris, October, 2017

Bodies of the Earth - Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, October, 2017 - March, 2018

Diaspora Speaking 2nd Edition - Artgang Montreal, Montreal CA, September, 2017

Solo shows:

Moadiga x Onze Home - Paris, April, 2017


Group shows:

Moadiga x Afro Dinner - Paris, November, 2016

Solo shows:

AFRICAN ART FAIR 2016 - Gallerie Joseph Turenne, Paris, October, 2016.