Nicolas Molé (New Caledonia-Nouméa)
Nicolas Molé (b. 1975 in France) is a Kanak-descent artist actively working in Noumea, New Caledonia. Even though he was born in France, Molé has been proactive in exploring Kanak culture after returning to his ancestral land.
Molé mostly creates drawing, animation, and video to respond to the natural objects and culture of New Caledonia. His artworks also have a performative tendency close to Melanesian culture. Molé has participated in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in 2015–2016 held in QAGOMA (Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art), a number of solo exhibitions, and residency in Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan in 2014.