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Biography

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc

Born 1977, Paris (French Guyana)
Lives in Rome, Italy

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc devotes his focus to the cultural hegemonies upon which the evolution of contemporary societies is based. Through video, photography, installations, drawing, or exhibition projects, he explores the principles behind the dominant presence of pre-existing elements and events - notably those linked to imperial history and the colonies of so-called 'developed' countries. Many objects constitute a collective memory in which the universal principle has been tested for more than a century ago. Each of these elements needs to be constantly renegotiated in order to discover contemporary conflicts, vis-à-vis the construction of an identity, a community, a nation, and allow for the time to reinvent artistic and political action.

Solo exhibitions

2016
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, DE, Mefloquine Dreams

2015

Art Basel - Statement, CH (with Marcelle Alix)
Marcelle Alix, Paris, FR, Chimen chyen

2014
Kiosk,
Ghent, BE, L'oeil se noie (with Eric Baudelaire)
Images Festival, Toronto, CA, Cinéma chez les Balantes

2013
Kunsthalle Basel,CH, Songs for a mad king
Bielefelder Kunstverein, DE, Kannibalen

2012
Fondation Serralves, Porto,
To Whom who Keeps a Record (cur. Ricardo Nicolau)
Pavilion,
Leeds, An Italian Film (Africa Addio)

2011
La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, Orphelins de Fanon (cur. Julie Pellegrin)
Marcelle Alix
, Paris, A minor sense of didacticism
Gasworks, London, Foreword to Guns for Banta (cur. Anna Colin)

2008
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, The known world
De Expeditie, Amsterdam, A prey made of space and shadow

2006
Tripode, Rezé, This place that holds us
Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, To repel ghosts

Selected group exhibitions

2016
Parc Saint-Léger,
Pougues-les-Eaux, FR, Economie de la tension
Sargent's Daughters,
New York, US (with Ektor Garcia)
Temporary Gallery, Köln, DE, Between one time and another


2015
                
56th Venice Biennale -  International exhibition,
IT, All the world's futures (cur. Okwui Enwezor)
56th Venice Biennale -  Belgian Pavillon,
Personne et les autres (cur. Katerina Gregos)
Centre Pompidou Metz, FR, Leiris & Co (cur. Marie-Laure Bernadac)
CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux,
FR, Ce qui ne sert pas s'oublie (cur. Catalina Lozano)

BJCEM
,
Milan, IT, Through the Barricades
Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, FR, L'Afrique dans la collection du Frac
MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, FR, L'Effet Vertigo
Kiev Biennale,
UA, The School of Kyiv (cur. Hedwig Saxenhuberg & Georg Schöllamer)

2014

Museion, Bolzano, I
T, Soleil Politique (cur. Pierre Bal-Blanc)  
Museu da Republica - Galeria do Lago,
Rio de Janeiro, BR, RE:Publica
8th Berlin Biennale
(cur. Juan Gaitan)
L'Iselp,
Brussels, BE, Archives/déplier l'histoire
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo,
Madrid, ES, PER/FORM (cur. Chantal Pontbriand)
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
, UK, AV Festival
Kino Palais,
Buenos Aires, AR, A Possibilidade de Tudo - film festival   

2013

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Nouvelles impressions de Raymond Roussel (cur. François Piron)
MUDAM, Luxemburg, L'image papillon (cur. Christophe Gallois)
Circus, Berlin, At the Outset (cur. Katarina Zdjelar)
Galerie Andreas Henningsen, Copenhagen, DK, The Things we know (cur. Tim Saltarelli)
Khiasma
,
Les Lilas, FR, Rendez-vous: sortie de mon corps
MAC Marseille,
FR, Le pont
Cornerhouse
,
Manchester, UK, Anguish and Enthusiasm: What Do You Do With Your Revolution Once You've Got it (cur. Declan Clarck and Sara Perks)
Institut Français des Pays-Bas, Maison Descartes, Amsterdam, NL, Ce lieu n'est pas la maison de Descartes (cur. Karima Boudou)

2012
ENSBA,
Lyon, FR, Tricontinental,  une étude graphique
La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (cur. Okwui Enwezor)
14th Prix
Fondation d'entreprise Ricard,
Paris, Evocateur (cur. Elena Filipovic)

ICA- Institute of contemporary art, University of Pennsylvania, Living document/Naked Reality, Toward an archival cinema (cur. Jennifer R. Burris)
Biennale de Rennes, Les Prairies (cur. Anne Bonnin)
Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, The mystery spot, (cur. Marc Bembekoff)
L'Atelier Rouart, Paris, The Hidden Mother (cur. Estelle Bénazet & Sinziana Ravini)

2011
Ecole supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, 2001-2011 Soudain, Déjà (cur. Guillaume Désanges)
Castillo/ CorralesParis, The Best Society
Talbot Rice Gallery
, Edinburgh, Microstoria
Maritime Museum, Barcelona, Hidrarquia, with Uriel Orlow, Mati Diop, Laura Horelli and Anja Kirschner (cur.  Anna Colin)
Montehermoso, Vitoria, Terra de Nadie (cur. Catalina Lozano)
Marcelle Alix, Paris, Nothing Personal
Hilary Crisp gallery, London, An extended exhibition for a transition function

2010 
Manifesta 8, Murcia (cur. Tranzit)
Maronnage Biennal, Matoury, French Guyana (cur. David Redon)
Le Plateau - FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, Erudition concrète III (cur. Guillaume Désanges)
Gasworks, London, Hydrarchy (cur. Anna Colin)
Museum of modern Art, Paris, Seconde Main (cur. Anne Dressen)

2009
FRAC Lorraine, Metz, A contre-corps, oeuvre de dévoration (cur. Béatrice Josse)
Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, Kréyol Factory
Rennes school of fine arts, Détruire, disent-ils, (cur. Patrice Joly)

2008 
FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, La dégelée Rabelais (cur. Emmanuel Latreille)
Sheung Wan Civic Center, Hong-Kong, Where the lions are (cur. François Piron)
Museum of Modern Art, Croce, Nostalgie, l'istante e la durata del tempo (cur. Angela Madesani)
Künstlerhaus FRIZE, Hamburg, Noce d'or, with Marion Mahu

2007 
Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse  with Marion Mahu
Korean National University of Art, Seoul, Double Take (cur. Tony Brown)
La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, Expéditions (cur. Marianne Lanavère)

Curatorial projects

2010
La synagogue de Delme-Contemporary Art Center, Self as disappearance
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Through a circle of looks

Lectures / performances / Screening

2016
Caixa Belas Artes, Africa(s), Cinema e Revoluçao, São Paulo, BR, Foreword to Guns for Banta, Ça va, ça va, on continue, An Italian Film
Tabakalera, Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporeana, San Sébastian, ES, Foreword to Guns for Banta    
UNdocumenta,
Gwangju, KR, Foreword to Guns for Banta
Copenhagen Architecture Festival
,
DK, Sector IX B

Les rencontres internationales,
Paris, FR, Sector IX B


2015

Tensta Konsthall
, Stockholm, SW, The Eros Effect: Art, Solidarity Movements, and the Struggle for Social Justice, Concerning Solitude (lecture)
Pavillon, Leeds, UK, Time after Time (Sector IX B, An Italian Film)
Quinzaine de l'art vidéo, Cayenne, Guyane FR, Sector IX B
TIFF,
Toronto, CA, Sector IX B
Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, Sector IX B

Contemporary Art Centre,
Vilnius, LIT, Ca va, ça va, on continue
Tate Modern, London, UK, Sector IX B
ICA, London, UK, Foreword to Guns for Banta, Ça va, ça va, on continue, An Italian Film
Beyond the Magiciens Effect, Les laboratoires d?Aubervilliers, the fear of incest, the fear of insect (lecture)

2014
John Jones Project Space, London, UK, A day of artists' film, performance and discussion on the Algerian experience

2012
Pavillon,
Leeds Art Gallery, UK, Have camera, will travel (lecture)
ICA, Institute of contemporary art, University of Pennsylvania, USA, Foreword to Guns for Banta

2011
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, within the seminar organized by Bétonsalon sous le ciel libre de l'histoire,Foreword to Guns for Banta (lecture)
Gasworks,
London Residency Artists' Talk with André Guedes, Umesh Kumar

Montehermoso
, Vitoria, Terra de Nadie,
Dialogue with the director Sarah Maldoror

2010
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, MUD Orchestra, with Charlie Jeffery
La Ferme du buisson art center Noisiel, MUD Orchestra, with Charlie Jeffery

2009
Genevilliers School of fine arts, MUD Orchestra, with Charlie Jeffery
La synagogue de Delme-Contemporary art center, The Reflecting Skin.
Centre d'Art du Parc St-Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, The Pugilist, with A&F Lamarche-Ovize

Residencies / workshops

2016/2017
French Academy, Villa Medici, Rome, IT
2013
Camp de la transportation, St-Laurent du Maroni, GY
2012
Fondation Serralves, Porto, PT
2011

Gasworks, London, UK, The Middle Passage workshops, collaborative workshops with Albert Potrony and Howard Matthew
2009/2010
Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
2009

Residency at La Synagogue de Delme-Contemporary art centre, Lindre-Basse
2008

National Institute of Design of Ahmedabad, India
Le 75-school of photography, Brussels
Muntztrasse 10, Berlin
2007 

Korean National University of Arts, Sejul
Muntztrasse 10, Berlin
2006
 

Synapse, Rueil-Malmaison school of fine arts

Grants / awards

2015
Baloise Art Prize
2014
OCAD University Offscreen Award, Toronto, CA
2012
Grant from FNAGP, Paris
2011

Le Meurice Award, Paris
2010

CNAP Reasearch Grant, Paris
2009
A.I.C. Research Grant, Paris

Public collections

CNAP, Paris
Serralves Foundation
, Porto, PT
FNAC
, Paris

FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, FR
MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, FR
FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, FR