For the past twenty years, Mathieu Beauséjour’s multidisciplinary artistic practice evolves from a stand of resistance, opposition, détournement, and “semiotic terrorism”. The artist is meticulously and consistently reflecting on the place of marginality in a normative world. He is preoccupied by the interpretative scope of the symbols of power – such as money, the monarchy and the sun –, and the construction of history, through revolts and utopias. In this sense, Beauséjour is interested in the materialization of ideas as objects of art, as well as in the memory of constructed spaces.
Mathieu Beauséjour lives and works in Montreal. His work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, namely at the Musée d’art comtemporain des Laurentides (2017), at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2016), at the Musée régional de Rimouski (2015) and at Expression, Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe (2015). He also presented his work in many important group exhibitions, such as the Manif d’art 7 de Québec (2014) and The Québec Triennial presented at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2011). Mathieu Beauséjour has been the subject of several exhibition catalogues, namely La Révolte de l’imagination, which was released in March 2015. His works can be found in numerous institutional, corporate and private collections, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Bank of Montreal. Mathieu Beausejour won the Giverny Capital prize in 2010.
Born in Montreal, QC, 1970
Lives and work in Montreal, QC