Mo Laudi
South Africa


Multidisciplinary artist, composer, DJ and producer Mo Laudi is renowned for his key contributions to Afro-Electronic music in London during the first decade of the millennium and, since then, in Paris. Pursuing questions in relation to race, post-apartheid transitionalism, post-coloniality, mobility and erasure, Mo Laudi experiments with sound as material. He creates sonic landscapes, mixing vocals, textures and rhythms as a socio-political critique of society.

Investigating forms and materials, through painting, collage, sculpture, installations and video, he focuses on deconstructing black futurity, African knowledge systems and spirituality, to form new pathways of understanding multiplicities of cultures. Initially informed by Achille Mbembe, Fred Moten and countless divergent schools of thoughts and processes, he formed Globalisto. His performances also embrace fashion, dance and design.

Mo Laudi draws on his experience in the music sphere to develop multilayered sound installations specially commissioned for exhibitions and festivals such as Ernest Mancoba. I Shall Dance in a Different Society, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019), OORtreders, Belgium (2020), Casablanca Biennale, Morocco (2022). This year his first experimental exhibition in collaboration with Charlotte Moth, Décalage, takes places at art3 in Valence, he is working with Becky Beh on a project for La Clairière d’Eza Boto, Jardin des plantes, Rouen, preparing his first solo show at Apartment in Cape Town, and he is curating Salon Globalisto at Galerie Bonne espérance in Paris in May. In 2020, a residency at the Fondation Martell in Cognac was the starting point of his project I Love Black People.


Apartment X THEFOURTH 2020.09.15–2020.10.31


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