BIO

In 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.

CMMC

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).

View the .pdf portfolio of CMMC

WRITER

Her writing — from fiction to writings on art — has been published online and in magazines: VICE, H ART magazine, O Fluxo, Art Viewer, Statorec US, Statorec US, Echo Gone Wrong Baltic Art Press, ‘The Yellowpress Periodical’ of St Lucas Antwerp, Tubelight magazine #107, a.o.

Selection of recent texts on art:

1. Ben Cain and Jort van der Laan in residency at Kunsthuis SYB and King's College London, ’The encounter of pending thoughts and porous bodies' (ENG/NL) for Tubelight magazine

2. Jason Hendrik Hansma, Müge Yilmaz and Toon Fibbe and Laura Wiedijk. 'Ik Interstitium, Jij Interstitiumt' (NL), Triënnale Beetsterzwaag curated by Nikolaas Lekkerkerk and Julia Geerlings

3. Eva Vermeiren, ’P R I T T' (NL), for FORMAT, temporary monthly series by Céline Mathieu for H ART magazine

4. Keto Logua, ‘Double Flowers’, for Conceptual Fine Arts

5. Touche—Touche, ‘Softalism’ at Everyday Gallery, on O Fluxo

6. Arvydas Umbrasas, ‘Touch, motorcycle glitter, and Earth-as-an-egg’ at Rupert, on Echo Gone Wrong

Other artistic/curatorial practices she has written about include that of: Touche—Touche, Charles Benjamin, Paul Ferens, Simon Brossard & Julie Villard, Leo Luccioni, Lionel Jadot, Keto Logua, Ben Cain, Jort van der Laan, Jason Hendrik Hansma, Müge Yulmaz, Toon Fibbe, Laura Wiedijk, Arvydas Umbrasas, Sarah Jane Hoffmann, Aljaz Celarc, Tom Poelmans, Nadia Naveau, Michele Matyn, Nick Andrews, Bart Stolle, Karina Beumer, Geoffrey de Beer, Ruth Van Haren Noman, Remi Tamburini, Thomas Caron, Thomas Min, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Eva Donckers, Jeroen Bocken, Margarita Maximova, Stef Van Looveren, Illias Teirlinck, Rein De Wilde, Catherine Lemblé, Eva Donckers, Aurélie Bayad, Alison Yip, Rosie Heinrich, among others.

Prose / autonomous piece:

5. 'S Deeper', published on Statorec.org — American website for young fiction


COLOPHON

Website design by Christophe Clarijs & Céline Mathieu. Part of the photo documentation of works by Chloë Delanghe.