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 exhibitions in Canada and Europe, such as Mathieu Beauséjour: Les formes politiques, Montreal Fine Arts Museum in 2016, La révolte de l’imagination, une rétrospective at the Musée régional de Rimouski in 2015, The Québec Triennial 2011, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and at the Manif d’art 7 de Québec in 2014. Mathieu Beauséjour has been the subject of several exhibition catalogues, the most recent La Révolte de l’imagination was released in March 2015. His works can be found in numerous collections, including the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec as well as corporate and private collections.
Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal (Canada)
Éponyme Galerie, Bordeaux (France)
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal (Canada)
Haupt Collection, Berlin (Germany)
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City (Canada)
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (Canada)
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montreal (Canada)
Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (Canada)
Régie de l‘Énergie, Gouvernement du Québec (Canada)
McAuslan Brewery Inc., Montreal (Canada)
Bank of Montreal Collection (Canada)
Giverny Capital (Canada)
National Bank of Canada