Manuel Mathieu

“Art is a precious tool to nurture and reflect the complexities of our humanity, to create space for us to sit with it, deepening the understanding that we have of ourselves and the many connections that we have with each other.” 
               – Manuel Mathieu, The New York Times


Manuel Mathieu (b. 1986) is a multi-disciplinary artist, working with painting, ceramics, film and installation. Mathieu’s interests are partially informed from his upbringing in Haiti – just after the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship – and his experience emigrating to Montréal at the age of 19. His art investigates themes of historical violence, erasure, resilience and cultural approaches to physicality, nature and spiritual legacy.

He obtained an MFA Degree from Goldsmiths, University of London. He had solo exhibitions at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Power Plant (Toronto), K11 (Shanghai), the Longlati Foundation (Beijing) and the The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami.  The Max Ernst Museum (Brühl) will present an exhibition dedicated to Mathieu’s work in 2025. He received the Best Short Film Award at the 2023 Festival International des Films sur l’Art.