BIOIn various media, Céline Mathieu mingles linguistic and bodily sensibilities with an element of play. Often executed in temporary solid materials (from performance to plasticine sculptures and printed matter), she is interested in what can not quite be pinpointed. Fluid modes of production (hypnosis), appropriations from what could be categorised as “light medicine”, the work is at once conceptual and sensory. Changing states of being and a feeling of 'falling away' wire through all the pieces. The context in which the work is shown strongly directs her practice, which is emphasised by the way elements of display and textual components of the exhibition are incorporated as cohesive parts of the work.
Céline Mathieu has presented her work at M HKA Antwerp (CMMC), Corridor Amsterdam, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, CLAPTRAP Antwerp, MuZee Ostend, Antwerp Art Weekend, New York Fashion Week, Vooruit Gent (Self Luminous Society), La Virreina Barcelona, Kunsthal Extra City, AAIR.
She was part of artist programmes at Rupert (2020), Kunsthuis SYB, AAIR (2018) and BAR Barcelona (2019), after finishing her Advanced Master in Research in Art and Design.
In collaboration with Myrthe van der Mark, her duo CMMC performs rapidly altering emotions, text and long stretches of synchronised gestures. Over the seven years of their collaboration the practice has evolved to a series often thick and meta, conceptual replies to the invitations they receive.CMMC performed at MHKA (2020), Museum M Leuven (2019), Trampoline gallery (/’haɪə en (nʊ)/, 2018), invited by Castlefield Gallery (Manchester, Performance Program, 2017), at off-fairs Poppositions (Brussels, 2015 & 2016), P/ART (Hamburg, 2015), Wo Meine Sonne Scheint (Rotterdam, 2014).
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