Emo de Medeiros
Lives & Works in Paris, France
Emo de Medeiros is a conceptual artist who employs an array of media, sculpture, video, photography, performance, installations, painting, and textiles, to explore the fusion of the digital and the material, the tangible and intangible, and to look into hybridizations, interconnections and circulations of forms, technologies, myths, and merchandises.

"Surtentures," is perhaps his most well-known body of work. It consists of a selection of textiles on which de Medeiros has created new representations of contemporary mythologies, referencing the hagiographic style and non-linear compositions of 18th century tapestries from the Dahomey Kingdom, using their typical hand-stitched technique.

de Medeiros has exhibited in major institutions including: Musee du Quai Branly, Musee National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Cobra Museum, the Netherlands; MARKK Hamburg and Savvy Berlin, Germany. He participated in a number of international Biennials such as: Guangju Biennale, South Korea, Paiz Art Biennial, Guatemala, Videobrasil, São Paulo, and Dak’ Art Biennale, Senegal.

Emo de Medeiros will be represented by 50 GOLBORNE.
Emo de Medeiros, Wole’s Tiger, 2024, Watercolour, Ink, Black Stone, Colored Pencil, Oil Pastel, Felt Pen, Ballpoint Pen, 30 x 42 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and 50 Golborne.