Manuel MATHIEU

Works
Biography

 

Manuel Mathieu completed his MFA at Goldsmiths in 2016. Since then, his work has found homes worldwide in private collections, museums and institutions such as  Museum of Civilization of Québec, Grand Palais in Paris, ICA in London ; in the collections of JP Morgan in New York, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and Hydro Québec. He recently finished a residency at the renown Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany and will have his first Canadian museum solo show at the Museum of Fine arts of Montréal in fall 2020.   

 

While Mathieu’s trajectory may be easily traced to his Haitian upbringing, his work articulates his positionality from a multitude of realities and perspectives. The abstractness of his work conveys the abundance in existing at the intersection of racial, geographical, and cultural identities. He expands his artistic repertoire to delve into subjects that investigate themes of historical violence, erasure, as well as Haitian visual cultures of physicality, nature, and religious symbolism. He takes us along a journey that brings pleasure and purpose in being vulnerable and ever-changing. His compositions carve out space for us to reflect on Haiti’s transformative heritage while inviting us to consider the different futures the act of remembering creates.  

 

 

EDUCATION

2016    Goldsmiths, University of London Masters in Fine Arts

2010    University of Quebec in Montréal (UQAM) Bachelors in Visual and Media Art

  

 


 

EXHIBITIONS

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020   Survivance, Museum of Fine arts of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Recent works, Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal,Canada

Chavire chodyè a, Maruani Mercier, Knokke Belgium

TBD, HDM Gallery London, UK

TBD, The power Plant, Toronto, Canada

 

2019   Wu ji, HDM Gallery, Beijing, China

 

2018   The Spell on You, Maruani Mercier, Brussels Belgium

Nobody is watching, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago USA

Solo booth, Armory Show NY, Tiwani Contemporary Gallery, New York USA

2017   Truth to Power, Tiwani Contemporary Gallery, London, UK Art Brussels, Maruani Mercier, Brussels Belgium

 

2016   One future, Goldsmiths Graduating show, London UK

2015   49/50, Fig 2, Curated by Fatos Üstek, Institute of Contemporary Art, London UK

2013   The Birth of Nature, Les Territoires Gallery, Montreal Canada

2012   PRÉMICES/OPEN ENDED, MAI Gallery, Montreal Canada

            Abyss, Galerie Monnin, Haiti

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020    Relations: Diaspora and Painting, Fondation Phi, Montreal, Canada

Museum of Contemporary art of Montreal, Monrteal , Canada

Arco Madrid, Maruani Mercier, Madrid Spain

TBD, Song Art Museum, China

 

2019   The other side of now, PAMM, Miami USA   Arco Madrid, Maruani Mercier, Madrid Spain

 

 

2018   CIRCA 2018 benefit exhibition, Montreal Canada

            Playlist, Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal Canada

Here we are here: Black contemporary Canadian artist. Museum of fine arts Montreal, Montreal

Canada

Expo Chicago, Kavi Gupta, Chicago USA Frieze London, Kavi Gupta London UK

 

2017   Art Basel, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Miami USA

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Tiwani Contemporary, Marrakech Morocco

We are all very anxious, Dye House 451, London UK Foire Papier, Galerie Division, Montreal Canada

In-visibilité Ostentatoire, Fondation Clement, Martinique

 

2016   Deptford X Festival, London UK (commissioned work)

Will Nature Make a Man of Me Yet? PI Artworks, London UK Myth Material, TAP, London UK

 

2014   Haïti, 2 centuries of creations, Grand Palais, Paris France

Consisting of superposed Layers that sometimes partially merged, POPOP Gallery, Montréal

Canada

Les Contemporains, Artv Studio, Montréal Canada

Les Contemporains, Museum of Contemporary Art of Montréal Canada

Les Ateliers TD, ARSENAL, Montréal Canada

 

2013   In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art, Museum of Civilization Quebec City,

            Quebec, Canada                            

On Common Ground, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. USA

Haïti: Radical and contemporary, Grande Finale - 2013 A.R.T Fabric, Freland France

 

2012   Haïti: Radical and contemporary, Museum of Montparnasse, Paris France

 

2010    Two Man Show,  Galerie Monnin, Haiti

 

RESIDENCIES/SCHOLARSHIPS

2019   Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart Germany

Pamela Joyner, Sonoma USA

2014   Caribbean Linked 3 Residency, Aruba

2012   Mentorship program of the MAI (Montréal, arts intercultural) Montreal Canada

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

USA

Pamela Joyner

Rubell’s Family

JP Morgan

Hort‘s Family

Titus Kaphar

 

CANADA

Hydro Quebec

Museum of fine arts Montreal

Stephen Bronfman

Fondation Hamelys

Arsenal

Museum of Civilization of Quebec

National Museum of fine arts of Quebec

 

 


 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2015   Fig-2 ICA London Student Open Call

2019   Sobey Art Award

 

Bibliography

Publications:

SELECTED PRESS

2019   Rianna Jade, “We Are Rebellious Souls: Manuel Mathieu Imagines a Caribbean of the

           Future”,Frieze Online, (September 3)

2018   Emily Spencer, “‘Life experience sometimes forces you to see things that you wouldn’t other  

            wise have seen’” Studio International                    

Elbaor, Caroline, “‘Review Nobody is watching” Flash art Online

2017   Lisa Sproull, “Meet Montreal artist Manuel Mathieu” Cult Mtl

Selections Magazine, http://www.selectionsarts.com/2017/04/art-brussels/

2016   Harriet Clugston, “Freedom Through Art: An Interview With Rising Art Star Manuel Mathieu”

            The culture trip

Elbaor, Caroline. “Why London Artist Manuel Mathieu is On His Way Up,” artnet News, news.artnet.com (September 19).

2015   Kozerek, Pippa. “Manuel Mathieu wins the fig-2 Student Open Call,” a-n.co.uk (September 17).

            “Questions with Artists: Tiffany Barber talks to Manuel Mathieu,” StudioMuseum.org

“New Narratives of Haiti,” Transition Magazine #111, Indiana University Press (February 20).

 

2014   Mathieu, M. "Artist Statement." Callaloo, vol. 37 no. 4, 2014, pp. 947-950.

Crichlow, Michaeline, ed. Cultural Dynamics. Duke University Press. (Cover.)

 

CATALOGS

 

2018   Manuel Mathieu, Kavi Gupta, Chicago USA

The Spell on you, Maruani Mercier, Brussels Belgium

No. 1 Recueil, Manuel Mathieu, Montreal Canada