Manuel sits, posing in front of one of his paintings. The vibrant colours and line work of the painting, are similar to those on his button up shirt.


Friday, 06 October 2023


2:30 pm

Manuel Mathieu Affinity Space Conversation

Location: Owens Art Gallery 

Join artist Manuel Mathieu for a Black community only conversation about art, life, and work. This informal affinity space is an opportunity to ask questions and connect across art and experience. You will also get the first look at Mathieu’s exhibition, World Discovered Under Other Skies, which has its official opening at the Owens on Friday, October 6th at 7:00 pm.

This free program will be offered twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Space is limited, please register in advance.

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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.

Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies is on view 7 October – 10 December

For more information, please email Lucy MacDonald, Curator of Education and Community Outreach at the Owens Art Gallery: [email protected]