MATHIEU BEAUSÉJOUR

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The Shapes of Politics, exhibition view @ Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 2016


Mathieu Beauséjour works from a stand of resistance, corruption or “semiotic terrorism”. Employing diverse techniques, he overthrows materials and concepts of power, alienation, and oppression. His work gives both an ironic and a nostalgic feel within political and artistic avant-garde. He also makes use of cultural emblems such as currency, anthems and manifestos in order to explore today’s state of affairs. His work is contextual; it is created specifically for the space it occupies, whether it is a gallery, a site of intervention, printed paper or a moment in time.

Mathieu Beauséjour lives and works in Montreal (Canada). His work has been presented at numerous art centres, public and private galleries, biennials, and museums in Canada and Europe. His work has recently been presented in different group and solo exhibitions, such as the Montreal Fine Arts Museum in 2016 (Canada) with an exhibition entitled Les formes politiques, at the Musée régional de Rimouski in 2015 (Canada) with the exhibition La Révolte de l'imagination - Une Rétrospective, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Canada) as part of the Quebec Triennial of 2011 (Canada) and at the Manif d'art 7 de Québec in 2014 (Canada). Beauséjour’s work has been the subject of several exhibition catalogues, the most recent was released in March 2015.

 

 

REPRESENTATION

 

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal (Canada)

Éponyme Galerie, Bordeaux (France)


COLLECTIONS

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City (Canada)
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (Canada)
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montreal (Canada)
Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal (Canada)
Régie de l‘Énergie, Gouvernement du Québec (Canada)
McAuslan Brewery Inc., Montreal (Canada)
Bank of Montreal Collection (Canada)
Giverny Capital (Canada)
Deloitte
Claridge Collection
TD Bank
National Bank of Canada
Private collections