Paris (France), 1960
Living and working in Dakar, Senegal, Antoine Tempé is a French-American visual artist. He made New York City his home through most of the ‘80s and ‘90s, practicing dance and photography at night, while spending his days working in finance. At the beginning of the millenium, after a life-changing introduction to African contemporary dance at the Rencontres Chorégraphiques de l’Afrique et de l’Océan Indien in Antananarivo (Madagascar) he decided to become a full time ar-tist and settled his practice on the African continent. His main bodies of work delve into contempo-rary dance, Africa’s flourishing community of artists and intellectuals, and on the urban spaces where the African society of tomorrow is being constructed.