Malala Adrialavidrazana @ la Biennale de Lyon

Malala – our visual artist with dazzling details- is currently featured in the temporary exhibition “Histoires brodées” at la Biennale de Lyon with fellow African artist Marius Dansou. Each artist explores the idea of identity: both individual and collective

La Biennale de Lyon started in 1991 and has since become one of the most important biennials in Europe. With almost 250,000 visitors on average and a super star guest curator Emma Lavigne – Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz – Malala’s participation in the biennial will be a boost in her career. We hope she remembers us from the top.


Malala Andrialavidrazana (b. 1971, Madagascar) lives and works in Paris, France. Influenced by her formal architectural training, Andrialavidrazana uses the photographic medium to explore the crossing universes and boundaries of nature and culture. Social changes and spatial structures in a globalized world are at the heart of her artistic reflections; by examining in-between spaces, she proposes an open frame where borders do not exist.

Her work has been shown world including at Fondation Donwahi, Ivory Coast (2016), Bamako Encounters, African Biennale of Photography, Mali  (2005/2015), Théâtre National de Chaillot, France (2015), New Church Museum, South Africa (2014), La Maison Rouge, France (2014), SUD Triennial, Cameroon (2013), Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal/France (2013), SAVVY, Germany (2013), Focus Mumbai, India (2013), Biennale Bénin, Benin (2012), KZNSA, South Africa (2012), Tiwani, UK (2012), DIPE, China (2011), Pan African Festival, Algiers (2009), UCCA, China (2008), Centrale Electrique, Belgium (2007), Rencontres d’Arles, France (2007), Herzliya Museum, Israel (2007), Force de l’art, France (2006) and more.


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