Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien is a multidisciplinary artist. She graduated with a MA (DNSEP) from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’ENSAPC of Paris-Cergy. Her artistic work is inspired by the cultures of the world in her artworks, She connects the various elements of culture, the so cold dominant and the Other, while exceeding the syncretism that unites them. She is interested in the complex relationships between daily life, universal popular culture and specific traditional practices.
She is inspired on the one hand by the elements of its French and Guadeloupian Creole cultures, and she create news shapes inspired by various elements and Traditional Matrilineal of Akan Institutions of Ivory Coast which serve to weigh the value of things. She continues her research in the field of women. Through her installations, she creates stories and poetic narratives with myriad cultural influences that result in a ‘plural identity’
Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien exhibited her work in Paris during the 61st Salon de Montrouge in 2016 under the direction of Ami Barak and Marie Gautier, MAC VAL Museum of contemporary art, and at the Quai Branly Museum; MOCA Museum of Brescia ; CAC La Traverse Contemporary art Center, of Alfortville in France. Her artwork is in the art collection of Luciano Benetton: the Imago Mundi collection of Tresviso Museum in Italy (supported by Benetton and Fabrica). She has also participated in exhibitions Internationally, London, Benin, United States, Berlin, Ireland where she recently exhibited her work at the 38th International EVA Biennale, curated by Inti Guerrero.
She exhibited her artworks at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York. She is a recipient of the Grant: FoRTE 2019 for Emergent Talents. She was awarded a residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris, France in 2019 and she was the finalist at the SAM Art Projects Art prize 2019.