Born 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.

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education

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

solo shows

2024
These are the days, Perrotin, Shanghai, Chine (Forthcoming)

2023
Never Ending Story, Perrotin, Paris, France

2022
Tell me if it’s not new, CAC La Traverse, Alfortville, France 

2021
Reverse for a Better Move, Perrotin, New York, USA
Set up no Set Up, Galerie Pauline Pavec, Paris, France
ROOM’0’MOOR, La Vitrine - FRAC Plateau Ile de France, Paris, France

2020
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

2023
Porter notre part de la nuit, MAC VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Cloth Memory, Studio Orta Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, France
De Leur Temps (7), Un Regard sur des Collections Privées, FRAC Grand Large - Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque, France

2022
Ce à quoi nous tenons, Viva Villa, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Genius Loci, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ecce Homo (curated by Stephane Ibard), (show Poggi), Hôtel Puyricard d'Agar, Cavaillon, France
Transmear (curated by Ulla Von Branderburg), Frac Picardie, Amiens, France 
Traverser les silences (curated by Thomas Fort), Galerie Dilecta, Paris, France

2021
Artsy Vanguard show 2021, Miami, USA
Small Sculpture, Michel Rein, Bruxelles, Belgium
Ecco, Villa Medicis, Rome, Italy
Les Yeux Clos (Eyes Closed), Perrotin, Paris, France

2020
Nuit Blanche de la Villa Medici (curated by Saverio Verini), Rome, Italy
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
Les couleurs naissent et meurent, galerie Pauline Pavec, Paris
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
 

  • February 19, 2023
    Le Monde — 1 PAGE

  • January 12, 2023
    La République de l'art — 5 PAGES

  • January 1, 2023
    Transfuge — 1 PAGE

  • June 8, 2022
    Le Monde — 2 PAGES

  • June 1, 2022
    Revue Point Contemporain — 4 PAGES

"NEVER ENDING STORY" AT PERROTIN PARIS

"NEVER ENDING STORY" AT PERROTIN PARIS

Mathilde DENIZE

"LES YEUX CLOS" AT PERROTIN PARIS

"LES YEUX CLOS" AT PERROTIN PARIS

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

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