Malala Andrialavidrazana is a visual artist with a background in architecture. She graduated from Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-la Villette in 1996. Examining borders in a transcultural context, Andrialavidrazana’s photographic projects open up possibilities for storytelling through visual anthropology. D’Outre-Monde (back to the earth), a project examining funerary customs at the edges of nature and culture, was awarded the prestigious HSBC Prize for Photography and later published as a monograph by Actes Sud in 2004.
Further projects include Echoes (from Indian Ocean), which was co-supported by the Institut Français and the National Arts Council of South Africa and published by Kehrer Verlag in 2013. Her works have been widely exhibited, most recently at Musée Africain de Lyon as part of the 14th Lyon Biennale, Lyon (2017–18) and Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan (2017). Works have been presented at Fondation Donwahi, Abidjan (2016); Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale of African Photography (2005 and 2015) and Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (2015).