Emo de Medeiros, Surtenture #3 (The Civil War Episode I (Alienation) & Episode II (Liberation)), 2015, Appliqué technique on textile,
80 x 80 cm. Courtesy 50 Golborne
Emo de Medeiros, Surtenture #3 (The Civil War Episode I (Alienation) & Episode II (Liberation)), 2015, Appliqué technique on textile, 80 x 80 cm. Courtesy 50 Golborne  

Emo de Medeiros orchestrates participatory experiences comprised of digital imaging, video, Near Field Communication, music, performance and installation. These multi-form works are often in conversation with de Medeiros’ collaborations with artisan makers. In doing so, he develops strategies to explore ‘Contexture’, a fabric of complex interactions and flux between time and space.

De Medeiros studied anthropology at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris/Ulm, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. He has exhibited and performed at Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2016); the Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech (2016); Centre Arts et Cultures, Cotonou (2015) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013–14), among others. Recent exhibitions include Afrique Capitales, 100% Afriques, La Villette, Paris (2017); Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille (2017) and Biennal’Su, an itinerant exhibition taking place in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Bogota and Lima (2016–18).