Mathieu Beauséjour

Mathieu Beauséjour


Mathieu Beauséjour is a self-taught artist who has created installations, interventions, and images since the mid-1990s. Through a position of resistance and détournement, he subverts the materials and concepts of power, alienation, and oppression. Beauséjour’s practice casts an ironic and nostalgic look on political and artistic avant-garde movements, and uses cultural emblems such as money, hymns, and manifestos to examine the current state of the world. His context-based work is specifically conceived for the space it will occupy, whether it be a gallery, a site of intervention, a printed page, or a period of action.

Mathieu Beauséjour lives and works in Montreal. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (Saint-Jérôme), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal), the Musée régional de Rimouski (Rimouski), the Darling Foundry (Montreal), and Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal), among others. Notable group exhibitions include the Manif d’art 7 de Québec (Quebec City) and the Québec Triennal at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Montreal). His work can be found in numerous private and institutional collections, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal), the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec City), and the Haupt Collection (Berlin). Beauséjour was the winner of the Giverny Capital Prize in 2010 and a finalist for the Prix Louis-Comtois in 2012 and 2016.

Born in Montreal, QC, 1970

Lives and work in Montreal, QC