Emo de Medeiros

Emo de Medeiros lives and works in Cotonou (Benin) and in Paris. 

 

His work draws on a single concept he calls Contexture, a fusion of the digital and the material, of the tangible and the intangible, exploring hybridizations, interconnections and circulations of forms, technologies, traditions, myths, and merchandise.

 

The focus of his research encompasses transcultural spaces and the questioning, through nonlinear narratives, of traditional notions of origin, locus, or identity and their mutations. He uses a wide range of media including: sculpture, video, electronic music, photography, performance, digital art, installations, painting or appliquéed textile.

 

De Medeiros trained at Massachusetts College of Art, U.S.A; Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts and Ecole Normale Superieure, Social Sciences and Anthropology, both in Paris- France.

 

His work has been shown in international institutions including: Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo and this year, Musee du Quai Branly, all in Paris,France; MARKK Hamburg, Germany; Videobrasil Biennial São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos Photo, Nigeria and in the Biennials of: Marrakech, Dakar, Casablanca and Gwangju in 2021.

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