Malala Andrialavidrazana (lives and works in Paris, France) makes travel and encounters a permanent mode of research. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the artist has been developing an anthropological study related to rituals and memory. She is interested in the typologies of Malagasy funeral spaces. Architecture is an integral part of her visual and conceptual training: the habitat, in all its forms, reflects the functioning of a person, a family, a society. Andrialavidrazana's works generate movements between the individual and the collective.


The recent series, Figures, is one of his most conceptually and contextually complex works. It takes maps as a starting point to discuss the many permutations of globalization in the 19th century, the era of empire building. Using a methodology that combines photography, collage, drawing and text, the result is a pictorial narrative of movement, space and connectivity. Through the process of collecting, collaging and reusing objects, symbols, images and writing, the work speaks to our identities as individuals but also to the process of nation building.


Her work has been exhibited widely, to name a few: Donwahi Foundation, Lagos Photo Festival; Changjiang and Karachi Biennials, Dhaka Art Summit, PAC Milano, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Lyon and Ireland EVA Biennial, MoMA Warsaw, in Europe; Clement Foundation in the Caribbean; Aperture, Art Institute of Chicago, Ford Foundation, in the US.


More recently, she has exhibited at the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels, and in the current exhibition Global(e) Resistance at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.