London

de Medeiros, Emo
Born 1979 in Cotonou, Benin
Lives and works in Paris, France and Cotonou, Benin
Emo de Medeiros’ work hinges 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.  De Medeiros studied at the École normale supérieure, Paris, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and the Massachusetts College of Art (MassArt), Boston. His work has been shown in international institutions including Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Musee du Quai Branly, all Paris; MARKK Hamburg; Lagos Photo, and in the biennales of Marrakech, Dakar, Casablanca and Gwangju.
Emo de Medeiros, Cymbalics 0III (Space Invaders), 2020, Steel, electronics soldering tin, magnets, 80 x 48 x 22 cm. Courtesy of 50 Golborne.

Artists 2016