Malala Andrialavidrazana has been developing an anthropological type of study related to rituals and memory. Her recent series, Figures, is one of her most conceptually and contextually complex works. Taking maps as her starting point to discuss the many permutations of globalisation in the 19th century, the age of empire building, Andrialavidrazana uses photography, collage, drawing and text, to produce a pictorial narrative of movement, space and connectivity.
Andrialavidrazana studied at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-La Villette, graduating in 1996. She has exhibited globally, including the 14th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon; Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago and Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale africaine de la photographie.