Born in 1986 in Sarcelles, France
Lives and works in Paris, France

Mathilde DENIZE

Mathilde Denize's practice is oriented towards painting, installation work, sculptural composition, performance, and video. Denize’s work is born from a desire to make meaning emerge from a fragmented present. A collector of discarded objects, she often cuts up her older paintings and then weaves them into new forms with found materials. Thus, new artworks are born from remnants of the past, a metaphor for the complicated existence of human beings. Inspired by great experimental artists, like Carolee Scheemann, she utilizes the body as much as the painting. Her garments, which often resemble a sexualized female form, act as both armor and camouflage. Her paintings are an open diary, punctuating and dialoguing with her sculptures. With subtle gestures, Denize constitutes a set of forgotten and anonymous forms, witnesses of a contemporary archeology.

education

2013 
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

solo shows

2022
CAC La Traverse, Alfortville, France (Forthcoming)

2021
Reverse for a Better Move, Perrotin, New York, USA
Ecco, Villa Medicis, Rome, Italy
ROOM’0’MOOR, La Vitrine - FRAC Plateau Ile de France, Paris, France

2020
Nuit Blanche de la Villa Medicis, Rome, Italy
MOOD, Studio 13-16, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2019
BLUE PRINT, Galerie Pauline Pavec, Paris, France
HAUTE PEINTURE - Performance, Fondation Ricard, Paris, France
HAUTE PEINTURE, Musée des Beaux-arts de Dole, Dole, France

2018
Fetishes For Vienna, Sort Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2017
Faire Part, Espace Vallès, Centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France 
No Comment (with Éric Bauer), Wendy Galerie, Paris, France
 

group shows

2021
Les Yeux Clos (Eyes Closed), Perrotin, Paris, France

2020
Saint Ange, 5 ans de la résidence Saint Ange Odile Decq et Colette Tornier, Paris, France
Canons (curated by Bettina Moriceau Maillard), Galerie Derouillon, Paris, France

2019
You are Nostaljic, I’m not Nostalgic (curated by Fiona Vilmer), Noks Art space, Istanbul, Turkey
Le grand détournement (curated by Léa Chauvel Lévy), Galerie Ceysson Bénetière, Paris, France
Centre d’art contemporain de Lacoux with Djamel Tatah et Marc Desgrandchamps, Lacoux, France

2018
Fey Festival, Joigny, France
Christmas Party #4, Under Construction Gallery, Paris 
No comment II, Wendy Galerie, Paris, France
I am what I am (curated by Julie Crenn), Galerie ICI, Paris, France
Modernes (curated by Julie Crenn), Galerie Polaris, Paris, France

2017
Rêvez #2 (curated by Djamel Tatah, Jean-Marc Bustamante, François Boisrond, Tim Eitel, Elsa Cayo, Patrick Tosani), Collection Lambert, Avignon, France 
No comment I, Wendy Galerie, Paris, France
Peindre dit- elle (curated by Julie Crenn et Anabelle Ténèze), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, France
En toute modestie (curated by Julie Crenn), MIAM - Musée international des arts modestes, Sète, France

2016
Sculpere (curated by Julie Crenn), Galerie Polaris, Paris, France
Prix Attitude (curated by Claire Durand-Ruel), Galerie Polaris, Paris, France

2015
Les Fragments de l’Amour (curated by Léa Bismuth), CAC La Traverse - Centre d’art contemporain d’Alfortville, France
Conversation sur le paysage (curated by Julie Crenn), Galerie 22,48m2, Paris, France

2014
Côte à Côte (with Elsa Guillaume), Institut culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France

2013
58ème Salon de Montrouge (curated by Stéphane Corréard), Montrouge, France d’ensembles (avec Djamel Tatah), GAC - Groupe d’Art Contemporain, Annonay, France

public collections

MAC VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France
Fonds d’art contemporain – Paris Collections, Ville de Paris, France

awards

2020-2021
Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy

2020
Nomination : Prix des Amis du Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2019
Piston residency, Istanbul, Turkey

2017
Résidence Saint-Ange / Colette Tornier, Seyssins, France

2016 Nomination : Prix Attitude, Paris

2015
Résidence NYFA – New-York Art Fondation, New York, USA

2014
Résidence Institut Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
 

"LES YEUX CLOS" AT PERROTIN PARIS

"LES YEUX CLOS" AT PERROTIN PARIS

Mathilde DENIZE, Alex FOXTON, Elizabeth GLAESSNER, Simon MARTIN, Paolo SALVADOR