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Emo de Medeiros

Emo de Medeiros lives and works in Cotonou (Benin) and in Paris. His practice is built around the holistic concept of 'contexture' – it focuses on transculturalness, the circulations, interconnections, transformations and mutations of humans, forms, myths, and merchandises in a postcolonial, globalized and digitalized world, questioning notions of origin, place, identity, and culture. His works are characterized by a serial, rhythmic and participative approach and by a mix of traditional, technological, and semiological elements in transmedia forms. He uses a wide array of mediums including among others sculpture, video, electronic music, photography, performance art, electronic music, installations, painting or appliquéed textile. His work has been shown internationally, in France (Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo), Germany (MARKK Hamburg), Brazil (Videobrasil Contemporary Art Festival São Paulo), United Kingdom, Japan, China, in the biennales of Marrakech, Dakar and Casablanca.

Artist interested in exploring the 21st century mutations in arts, cultures and societies.