b. 1971 in Madagascar.

Lives and works in Paris, France.


Influenced by her formal architectural training, Malala 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.

Malala Andrialavidrazana graduated from Paris La Villette School of Architecture in 1996. Her “d’Outre-Monde” series, disclosing funerary customs at the boundaries of nature and culture, was awarded the prestigious HSBC Prize for Photography, and released by the renowned Actes Sud publisher in 2004. She received the joint support of the Institut Français and the National Arts Council of South Africa through the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 program for her project “Echoes (from Indian Ocean)”, published by Kehrer Verlag in 2013.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous international institutions, including: PAC (Italy, 2017), Kalmar Konstmuseum (Sweden, 2017), Fondation Donwahi (Ivory Coast, 2016), Bamako Encounters (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). 

Private and public collections include: Aperture Foundation (USA), Antoine de Galbert (France), doual'art (Cameroon), Ford Foundation (USA), FRAC (La Réunion), HSBC (France), Madrid Foto (Spain), Gervanne et Matthias Leridon (France), Musée National (Mali), National Gallery (Zimbabwe), Revue Noire (France).


Guest advisor, Terra Foundation Summer Residency, Giverny, France, 2018.

Research & Production residency, Kalmar Konstmuseum / Design Arkivet / The Glass Factory, Sweden, 2018.

Patron of the Prix Célimène – Creativity Award for Women, Reunion Island, 2018.

Jury member of democraSEE 2 Award for Contemporary Southern African Photography, South Africa, 2018.

Jury member of the Francophonie Award for Photography, Ivory Coast, 2017.

Artist mobility grant, IFAS, 2014.

Artist residency, French Institute / National Art Council of South Africa, 2012.

Mobility grant Culturesfrance / French Institute in Tel-Aviv, 2007.

Nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Award, 2007.

Prize winner of the HSBC Foundation for Photography, 2004.

Grants for installation from the DRAC IDF, 2004.


‘L’œuvre d’art, archive de la mémoire’, roundtable moderated by Françoise Monnin, Fondation Clément, Martinique, February 2018.

Conversation with Dominique Malaquais, 50 Golborne, London, UK, October 2017.

‘Aperture Live: Platform Africa’, with Zineb Sedira and Zoe Whitley, in discussion with Brendan Wattenberg, Autograph ABP, London, UK, July 2017.

‘PARITANA’, roundtable with Temandrota, Pauline Monginot, Christine Coste, Moderated by Eric Dereumaux, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, June 2017.

Round table with Nicole Khouri, Dominique Malaquais, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Sammy Baloji, Fiona Siegenthaler, Marian Nur Goni and Jean-Paul Colleyn, in reference both to the collective publication 'Afrique-Asie' and 'L'Afrique des routes' exhibition, Musée du Quai Branly, 16 March 2017.

‘HERstory – des archives à l’heure du postféminisme’, public conversation curated by Julie Crenn and Pascal Lièvre,      Maison des Arts, Malakoff, 28 January 2017.

‘Tribute to Thabiso Sekgala’, with Lebohang Kganye, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Moderated by John Fleetwood, National Museum, Bamako, Mali, November 2015.

‘On the Road: Travel, knowledge transfer and crossing boundaries in Contemporary Art’, with Candice Allison, Stacy Hardy, Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, James Webb, Moderated by Kirsty Cockerill, The New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2014.

Lunchtime Lecture, Introduction by Nomusa Makhubu, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2014.

Public Discussion, Introduction by Maxine Thomik, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2014.

Lecture, Introduction by Rima Geffen, City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts, August 2014.

Artist Talk, Alliance Française, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2014.

Artist Talk, 2014Frames Official Opening, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK, April 2014.

‘Be National - Afrikadaa’, with Olivia Anani, Katja Gentric, Alexandre Gouzou, Stacy Hardy, Sean Hart, Camille Moulonguet,
Moderated by Louisa Barbari, La Gaîté Lyrique, Plateau Média, Paris, France, December 2013.

Public Discussion, Introduction by John Fleetwood, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2012.

Conversational roundtable, Introduction by Peter McKenzie, Moderated by Ben Brophy, Kwa Zulu Natal Society of Arts, Durban, South Africa, August 2012.

Artist Talk, Introduction by Liza du Plessis and Peter McKenzie, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, August 2012.

Artist Talk, Introduction by Sarah Doignon, Alliance Française, Durban, South Africa, August 2012. / Dali International Photography Exhibition, Dali, China, September 2011.

Public Discussion with Bruno Hadjih, Moderated by Sergio Edelsztein, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 2007.


ECHOES (from Indian Ocean), Contributions of Joel Andrianomearisoa, Julie Crenn, Nathalie Gonthier, Peter McKenzie, Didier Schaub, Ed. Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg-Berlin, 2013. (French/English)

d’Outre-Monde, Dir. Christian Caujolle, Essay by Jean-Christophe Royoux, Editions Actes Sud, 2004. (French/English)


Les Femmes artistes sont dangereuses, Laure Adler, Camille Viéville, Ed. Flammarion, 2018 (date of issue to be confirmed).

Afriques, Artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, Dir. Fondation Dapper, Essay by Christiane Falgayrettes-Leveau, Ed. HC, 2018.

InSight 2017, Introduction by Bisi Silva, Essay by Tom Jeffreys, Ed. Deutsche Bank Wealth Management / Zapote Productions (Frieze), 2017.

"La photographie à l'épreuve de la fiction", Essay by Olivia Marsaud in "Le métier de photographe en Afrique", Dir. Afrique in Visu, Ed. Clémentine de la Ferronière, 2017.

Africa. Raccontare un mondo – Telling a world, Dir. Adelina von Fürstenberg with Ginevra Bria, Essay by Ashraf Jamal, Ed. PAC / Silvana Editoriale, 2017.

Public Art in Africa, Dir. Iolanda Pensa, Ed. MētisPresses, 2017.

Addis Foto Fest Fourth Edition, Dir. Aida Muluneh, Ed. AFF, 2016.

L’Autre Continent – artistes, femmes, africaines, Dir. Camille Morineau with Hanna Alkema and Mathilde de Croix, Contributions of Flora Fettah, Pierre-Henri Foulon, Annalisa Rimmaudo, Fanny Verdier, Ed. MkF, 2016.

"Représentation et Contre-représentation", Essay by Cédric Vincent in "Afrique-Asie", Dir. Nicole Khouri & Dominique Malaquais, Ed. PURH, 2016.

Où Poser la Tête ?, Dir. Julie Crenn, FRAC Réunion, Ed. Les Presses du Réel, 2015.

Telling Time, 10th Bamako Encounters, Dir. Bisi Silva, Essay by Yves Chatap, Kehrer Verlag, Heigelberg/Berlin, 2015.

Lumières d'Afriques, Dir. Jean-Michel Champault / Roxana Azimi, Ed. AAD, 2015.

Le mur, Dir. Antoine de Galbert, Ed. Fage / La Maison Rouge, 2014.

Present Tense, Dir. António Pinto Ribeiro, Ed. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2013.

Cyclone Kachay, Bitcaves / Scénos Urbaines, Ed. Ville de Saint Denis, 2013.

The City – Mumbai, Ed. Focus Photography Festival, 2013.

FNB JoburgArtFair, Group catalogue, Ed. Artlogic, 2012.

30 et Presque Songes, Dir. Joel Andrianomearisoa, Ed. Revue Noire, 2012.

Life is elsewhere, Dir. Alain Jullien, Ed. 3rd Dali International Photography Exhibition, 2011.

Tracés de voyage, Dir. Brahim Alaoui, Ed. If galerie, 2010. 

Africaines, Dir. Nadira Laggoune and Christine Eyene, Ed. Musée national d’art moderne et contemporain d’Alger, 2009.

JoburgArtFair Curated Show, Dir. Simon Njami, Ed. FNB / Artlogic, 2008.

Rencontres d’Arles 2007 : 38è Edition, Group catalogue, Editions Actes Sud, 2007. 

Photographies contemporaines - Points de vue, Dir. Christian Caujolle, Camille Meyer, Ed. Textuel, 2006.

Another World, 6th African Encounters of Photography, Dir. Simon Njami, Ed. Eric Koehler, 2005.

Malala Andrialavidrazana / Patrick Taberna, CCF Foundation for Photography, 2004. (Portfolio)


DPLG, Graduated from the School of Architecture in Paris La Villette, France, 1996.



Solo show, Alessandro Casciaro Gallery at VOLTA 14, Basel, Switzerland

50 Golborne at 1:54 Art Fair, Pioneer Works, NY

38th EVA International - Ireland's Biennial, Limerick, Ireland

Figures, Alessandro Casciaro Gallery, Bolzano, Italy

A Beast, A God and A Line, Dhaka Art Summit, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh | touring at Para-Site, Hong Kong; TS1, Yangon, Myanmar; MoMA, Warsaw, Poland

Afriques, Artistes d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, Fondation Clément (in partnership with Fondation Dapper), Martinique

Lumières d'Afriques, Touring exhibition at African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Eumetsat, Darmstadt, Germany

Ailleurs est ce rêve proche, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France


Aperture Foundation at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, US

Decolonize This, First Karachi Biennale: KB17' Witness, Karachi, Pakistan

Aperture Foundation at Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, France

50 Golborne at AKAA Art Fair, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France

Echoes and Figures, 50 Golborne, London, UK

50 Golborne at 1:54 Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK

Afronova at 1:54 Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK

Figures, C-Gallery, Milano, Italy

Histoires brodées, Focus of the 14th Biennale de Lyon, Musée Africain, Lyon, France

Aperture Foundation, Special exhibitions, Expo Chicago, US

Africana, Kehrer Pop Up in Arles, Arles, France

Africa, Raccontare un mondo, PAC, Milano, Italy

Echoes–Fragments, Cape and Cape House, Paris, France

Making Douala, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland

Rip it up, Changjiang Biennale of Photography & Video art, Chongqing, China

Aperture Pop Up, 1:54, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, US

Deep Memory (Djupt Minne), Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

Figures, Collectionair, Online exhibition, Worldwide

Collectionair at Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Figures, WeTransfer curated wallpapers, Online random exhibition, Worldwide

HERstory – des archives à l’heure du postféminisme, Maison des Arts, Malakoff, France

Lumières d’Afriques, Musée Théodore-Monod / IFAN, Dakar, Senegal; Palais des Nations / UNOG, Geneva, Switzerland

Sommet de Bamako pour le Partenariat, la Paix et l’Emergence, Bamako, Mali


Echoes (from Indian Ocean), Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Studio Bamako, Kehrer Galerie, Berlin, Germany

L'Autre Continent, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Le Havre, France

Origins and trajectories: Contemporary art from Africa and the Diaspora, Piasa, Paris, France

Lumières d'Afriques, Fondation Donwahi, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Doual'art, Cape Town Art Fair, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

That Art Fair's Featured Artists, Palms Decor, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa



Lumières d'Afriques, Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances, Paris, France

Où poser la tête ?, Collection du FRAC Réunion, Villa de la Région, Saint-Denis, Reunion Island

Lumières d’Afriques, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, France

Telling times, 10th Bamako Encounters, National Museum, Bamako, Mali

Memento – Petits arrangements, Mois de l’Art Contemporain, Cité du Volcan, Reunion Island



No fixed abode, The New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

Le mur / La Collection Antoine de Galbert, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Kehrer Verlag, Paris Photo LA, Los Angeles, USA

Echoes–Fragments, Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs, Porte 44/MC2A, Bordeaux, France

2014 Frames, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK



Douala Metamorphoses, Triennale SUD, Douala, Cameroon 

Sentimental, Revue Noire, Paris, France 

Kehrer Verlag, Paris Photo, Paris, France

Present Tense, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France

By Night, Nuit des Arts Visuels / Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, Saint-Denis, Reunion Island

Present Tense, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

Intimités, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

baudoin lebon gallery, Art Paris, Paris, France

The City, Focus Mumbai Festival, Mumbai, India

From Birth to I-dentity, Afrikadaa, Lavoir Moderne Parisien, Paris, France

Video Lounge, India Art Fair, New Delhi, India

baudoin lebon gallery, India Art Fair, New Delhi, India


Inventing the world: The Artist as Citizen, Biennale Bénin, Centre Kora, Cotonou, Benin

Ceremony, 30 et Presque Songes, Doual'art, Douala, Cameroon

Carte blanche à baudoin lebon, Photo Off, Paris, France

baudoin lebon gallery, Paris Photo, Paris, France

baudoin lebon gallery, JoburgArtFair, Johannesburg, South Africa

Echoes, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

baudoin lebon gallery, MadridFoto, Madrid, Spain

Never Before, ESA / FRAC Réunion, Le Port, Reunion Island 

Africa / Africa, Abbaye Saint André, CAC Meymac, France

Synchronicity II, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK

baudoin lebon gallery, India Art Fair, New Delhi, India 



L’Afrique à l’Honneur, baudoin lebon gallery, Paris Photo, Paris, France

On the Roof, Rencontres Off de Bamako, Bla-Bla, Bamako, Mali

Synchronicity I, Photoquai, On the roof / baudoin lebon gallery, Paris, France

Life is elsewhere, 3rd Dali International Photography Exhibition, Dali, China

Intimités, Treignac Projet, Treignac, France

Ceremony, 30 et Presque Songes, Chambre du Commerce et de l’Industrie, Antananarivo, Madagascar 

Ceremony, 30 et Presque Songes, La Maison Revue Noire, Paris, France

Ceremony, 30 et Presque Songes, Teat du Champ Fleuri, Saint Denis, Reunion Island

Photos Vanitas, baudoin lebon gallery, Salon de la Mort, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

baudoin lebon gallery, India Art Summit, New Delhi, India


Collection hiémale, baudoin lebon gallery, Paris, France

On the Roof, Addis Foto Fest, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

A Journey in Warsaw, Photographies Polonaises, baudoin lebon gallery, Paris, France

Tracés de voyage, Imane Farès gallery, Paris, France

On the Roof, Arena Corner & Guests, Arles, France

Slideluck Potshow, Comptoir Général, Paris, France

Insomnia, baudoin lebon gallery, Paris, France 



Africaines (African Women), 2nd Pan African Cultural festival, Algiers, Algeria    



Africa: Personal Poetics, 3rd Guangzhou Triennial Beijing Station, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Food for your eyes, Parcours Photographique Parisien, Paris, France  

Ethologie, Galerie A Part, Bagnolet, France

As You Like It, JoburgArtFair Curated Show, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Ancestors’Land, Mycroft gallery, Paris, France



Photographies contemporaines, RIP, Eglise des Trinitaires, Arles, France

Rites and Rituals, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

XIIth International Fair for Photography, French Institute, Fès, Maroc

Photoana, Biennale of photography of the Indian Ocean, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Saint-Denis Expos Photos (Photo Exhibition), Espace Jeumon, Saint Denis, Reunion Island 

Another World, La Centrale Electrique, CEAC, Brussels, Belgium



Visions d’Afrique, Voies Off, Arles, France 

Un été à Bamako, Festival 10 Vagues, Maison Folie Moulins, Lille, France 

Un nous : Donnant - Donnant, La Force de l’Art, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Personae & Scenarios - The New African Photography, BrancoliniGrimaldi, Rome, Italy



Another world, 6th African Encounters of Photography, National Museum, Bamako, Mali 

Identité/Mémoire, Like76, Paris, France 

d’Outre-Monde, Arrêt sur l’Image Galerie, FRAC Aquitaine Collection, Bordeaux, France

d’Outre-Monde, Le Garage, Toulouse, France 

d’Outre-Monde, Atelier Soardi, Nice, France



d’Outre-Monde, baudoin lebon gallery, Paris, France 

Crossing over, in «+/- L’épicerie», Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille, France



Germano d'Acquisto, Marie-Claire Italia, May 2018.

Diana d’Arenberg, Art Basel Hong Kong 2018: A Post-Mortem, Ocula Magazine, 6 April 2018.

Himali Singh Soin, A ripple in time, Artforum, Vol. 56, Nº8, April 2018.

Sarah Browning-de Villers, The African Artists to collect now, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Spring 2018.

Gareth Harris, Secretive Myanmar to host touring Hong Kong contemporary show, The Art Newspaper, 27 March 2018.

Caroline Goldstein, Beyond the Fair: Your Go-To Guide to Gallery and Museum Shows during Art Basel Hong Kong, Artnet News, 27 March 1018.

Rebecca Anne Proctor, 5 African Artists to watch right now, Galerie Magazine nº8, Spring 2018.

Giancarlo Riccio, Le Figures di Malala, Corriere dell’Alto Adige, 14 February 2018.

Les artistes africains d’hier et d’aujourd’hui s’exposent en Martinique, Le Point Afrique, 13 February 2018.

Snigdha Zaman, Paris-based Malala addresses colonialism, New Age Bangladesh, February 10, 2018.

Maya Barolo-Rizvi, Dhaka (Art Summit): The cultural capital of South Asia, 1st February 2018..

Kara Blackmore, The Conversationists, Art Africa n°10, December 2017.

Marie Sumalla, Le Paradoxe Malgache, Le Monde nº22660, 19-20 November 2017.

Guillaume Benoit, AKAA 2017, Slash-Paris, 11 November 2017.

Carolina Mostert, London sets the stage for Contemporary African Art, Sotheby’s, 5 October 2017.

Art Africa, In conversation with Touria El Glaoui, Art Africa, 3 October 2017.

Malcom Cossons, The insider’s guide to Frieze week, Christie’s, 29 September 2017..

Valeria Martalò, Africa. Raccontare un mondo: al PAC contro gli stereotipi, Cultura Mente, 3 August 2017.

Emilie Gambade, An investment from the heart, Elle Decoration South Africa nº115, August 2017.

Manuela Gandini, I mille volti dell’Africa tra video e installazione, La Stampa, 22 July 2017.

Melita Zajc, Africa, narrating the world, Arts Life, 6 July 2017.

Manuela Brevi, Vi racconto la mia Africa, Arte, July 2017.

Missla Libsekal & Sonia Recasens, Malala Andrialavidrazana Redraws the Map, Aperture Blog, 29 June 2017.

Missla Libsekal & Sonia Recasens, Malala Andrialavidrazana redessine les cartes, Contemporary And, 29 June 2017.

Pierluigi Panza, L’Africa di oggi in un’esposizione, Corriere della Sera, 27 June 2017.

Pierluigi Valsecchi, L’Africa getta la maschera, La Lettura nº289, 11 June 2017.

Alessandra Mammì, Africa Factory, L’Espresso, 4 June 2017.

Suzanne Tromp, Malala Andrialavidrazana: Figures, WeTransfer This Works, 24 February 2017.

Vincent Godeau, Addis Foto Fest, Afrique in Visu, 3 January 2017.

Roxana Azimi, Etre femme, artiste, africaine : mode d’emploi, Le Monde Afrique, 23 December 2016.

Paula de Almeida, Malala Andrialavidrazana: Mapping Humanity, IAM - Intense Art Magazine, 8 December 2016.

Virginie Ehonian, 3 questions à Malala Andrialavidrazana, African Links, 8 December 2016.

Missla Libsekal & Clelia Coussonnet, In/Visible Voices of Women, Another Africa, March 2016.

Ashraf Jamal, Counterfeit Worlds, Art Africa nº3, March 2016.

Gavin Williamson, Knowing the Unknowable: Writing from Madagascar, Words without Borders, December 2015.

Yves Chatap, Echoes from the Indian Ocean, IAM-Africa, July 2014.

Dagara Dakin, Portraits of Interior Landscapes, Contemporary &, June 2014.

Dagara Dakin, Echoes (from Indian Ocean), Africultures, 15 January 2014.

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