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 is a curious and prolific artist. Born the same year as the end of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti. His drive and sense of discovery has lead to compelling achievements. In 2016, he completed his Masters in Fine Arts at GoldsmithsSince thenhis art work has found homes worldwide in private collections, museums and institutions such as National Museum of America in Washington, Musée de la civilisation in QuebecGrand Palais in Paris, ICA in London ; in the collections of the Rubell Family in Miami, JP Morgan in New York, Pamela Joyner in San Francisco and closer to us, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Hydro Québec.  


He’s the first black Haitian-Canadian artist to be included in the permanent collection of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, to which Manuel’s instinctive reaction was to contribute to the creation of an acquisition fund for Quebec and Canada underrepresented artists. In 2018, he published two catalogs and a collection of drawings. His art has been part of important art fairs like Art Basel in Miami, Expo Chicago in Chicago, Frieze in London and 1-54 in Cape Town. His gallery shows include Truth to Power at Tiwani Contemporary in London in 2017 and in 2018, he presented a Solo Booth at the Armory Show in New York, Nobody’s Watching at Kavi Gupta in Chicago and The Spell on You at Maruani Mercier in Brussels.  


This year, Manuel is heading to China for his first show in Asia and he will participate in a group show at the Perez Art Museum (PAMM) in Miami. He will end 2019 in Germany where he was selected for a residency at the Akademie Schloss Institute.  






Goldsmiths, University of London

Masters in Fine Arts


University of Quebec in Montréal (UQAM)

Bachelors in Visual and Media Art


2019 Wu Ji, HDM Gallery, Beijing China

2018 The Spell on You, Maruani Mercier, Brussels, Belgium


2018 Nobody is watching, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

2018 Solo booth, Armory show NY, Tiwani Contemporary Gallery

2017 Truth to Power, Tiwani Gallery, London, UK

2017 Solo Booth, 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





The otherside of Now, PAMM, Miami USA



Frieze NY, Kavi Gupta, NY

Here we are here: Black canadian contemporary art, Museum of fine arts Montreal, Montreal

Armory show, Kavi gupta, NY



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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