Band of Vices celebrated “Mousso-Ya,” a solo exhibition by Penda Diakité on September 12, 2020. For inquiries, contact – MASKS ARE required.

Allure, 2020, Leila Rose Fanner

This body of work explores black feminine identity through the concept of “if our soul’s experience was reflected in our appearance.” The exhibition will feature 15 collage & acrylic reconstructed images of Black women.

Currently based in Los Angeles, Penda is a Swiss-Mali contemporary artist who grew up between Mali, West Africa and Portland, Oregon. She meshes the vibrant colors and patterns of her Malian heritage with influences of her urban American upbringing. Her artwork is a reflection of her experiences as a bi-cultural woman, her blended cultures, and represent a visual commentary on historical West African tradition and how it co-exists among media’s portrayal of people of color.

On view: September 12, 2020 – October 10, 2020; For inquiries, contact

What: “Mousso-Ya”
Where: BAND OF VICES, 5376 W. Adams Blvd. LA, 90016