Céline Siani Djiakoua is a visual artist, art facilitator, teacher, performer and jewellery maker. She was born in Nantes, France. She first studied Psychology (MA) and had a personal interest and experience in Psychoanalysis. She trained and worked as a schoolteacher and was going to become a psychologist when she moved to the U.K. in 2001. Since then she has followed her passion for Fine Art, graduating from Staffordshire University in June 2009. She is now based in Nottingham and has a studio at Surface Gallery. Céline Siani Djiakoua’s work is multidisciplinary, involving photography, video, drawing, animation, performance and installations. Her practice is profoundly influenced by her bodily experience as a previous dancer. Her work is informed by her interests in Jungian and Freudian/Lacanian theories, Phenomenology, Feminism, Cross Cultural Communication and Interculturalism.