Manuel Mathieu.

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(Manuel Mathieu).



“When historical visibility has faded, when the present tense of testimony loses its power to arrest, then the displacements of memory and the indirections of art offer us the image of our psychic survival” Bhabha




Manuel Mathieu was born in Haiti the year of the Haitian uprising that marked the end of the Duvalier era. He was named after the novel Gouverneurs de la rosée (Master of the Dew) a Classic of Haitian Literature. He obtained a Master in fine arts at Goldsmiths university of London. Manuel is known as an interdisciplinary artist, but is always drawn back to his paintbrushes. In 2012 the MAI published a monograph, Abysse/Abyss, on his work summarizing his painting practice. His recent Solo show was at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Fatos Üstek—curator of the 2015 revival of fig 2 and assistant curator of the 10th Gwangju Biennial–selected Mathieu from a pool of over 230 applicants to be featured at the ICA in the penultimate week of the fig 2 program, marking him as an artist poised for success mid-way through his studies. Mathieu's work has also been shown in several museums like Museum of the Americas, the Museum of Civilization in Quebec and more recently at the Grand Palais in Paris.





Goldsmiths, University of London

Masters in Fine Arts


University of Quebec in Montréal (UQAM)

Bachelors in Visual and Media Art


2018 Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

2018 Solo booth, Armory show NY, Tiwani Contemporary Gallery

2017 Truth to Power, Tiwani Gallery, London, UK

2017 Art Brussels, Maruani Mercier, Belgium

2016 One future, Goldsmiths Graduating show, UK

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





Armory show, Kavi gupta, NY

ARCO Madrid, Maruani Mercier, Spain


Art Basel, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Miami

1:54 art fair London, Tiwani Contemporary

We are all very anxious, Dye House 451, London

Foire Papier, Galerie Division, Montreal

In-visibilité Ostentatoire, Fondation Clement, Martinique



2019 Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany



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