Emo de Medeiros, Surtenture #026, The System, 2016, Fabric and NFC tags, 120 x 120 cm / 47 x 47 in, Courtesy 50 Golborne
Emo de Medeiros, Surtenture #026, The System, 2016, Fabric and NFC tags, 120 x 120 cm / 47 x 47 in, Courtesy 50 Golborne 

In his work, Emo de Medeiros orchestrates participatory experiences through collaborations with artisans or by using digital imagery, video, Near Field Communication, music composition, and ‘Performance/Installations’. In doing so, he develops strategies to explore ‘Contexture’, a fabric of complex interactions and flux between time and space. De Medeiros trained at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris/Ulm, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. He has both exhibited and performed at Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2016); the Marrakech Biennale (2016); Centre Arts et Cultures, Cotonou (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013–14); and Salon de Monrouge, France (2013–14). Recent presentations include Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow. Design Histories between Africa and Europe, a research and exhibition project hosted by Architekturmuseum der TU München (Pinakothek der Moderne), Munich (2017) and Metropolis Afrique Capitales, Festival 100%, La Villette, Paris (2017).