Artist Talk with Manuel Mathieu
Location: Brunton Auditorium
Manuel Mathieu (b. 1986) is a multi-disciplinary artist, working with painting, ceramics, film, and installation. Mathieu’s interests are partially informed from his upbringing in Haiti—just after the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship—and his experience emigrating to Montréal at the age of nineteen. His art investigates themes of historical violence, erasure, resilience, and cultural approaches to physicality, nature, and spiritual legacy. Mathieu obtained an MFA Degree from Goldsmiths, University of London. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2020), The Power Plant, Toronto (2021), and the Longlati Foundation, Beijing (2022). He will soon open a touring exhibition at the K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, Wuhan and Shenyang (2023-2024). The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, and the Max Ernst Museum, Brühl, will present exhibitions by Mathieu in 2024 and 2025. He was one of the artists recognized by the 2020 Sobey Art Award, and he received the Best Short Film Award at the 2023 Festival International des Films sur l’Art.
Mathieu’s talk is organized in collaboration with the Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Mount Allison University.
Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies is on view 7 October – 10 December
Image: Manuel Mathieu, Zapruder/313, 2016, acrylic, tape, charcoal, chalk and oil sticks on canvas, Collection of Loulou Fonteyne