biography

Mathilde Rosier was born in 1973 in Paris. She lives and works in Burgundy, France.

Rosier’s work stems from her interest in the physical and psychological experience of ancient rites and rituals.
Her research often embodies fictional offshoots or parts of a narrative, where constellations of self-made costumes, mystic representations of animals and nature often seem like props, an abandoned stage set, or solitary protagonists of an unfamiliar yet compelling reality.

Through the combination of painting, film, dance and theatre, Rosier constructs dreamlike situations that allow the beholder to lose any sense of space and time, opening a portal between conscious and unconscious realms.
Rosier creates art that comments on and illustrates the need to return to harmonious ways of integrating human activity with the “natural environment”, including pre-industrial practices that might seem anti- rational, observing the world from the vantage of the present-day countryside.

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Mathilde Rosier was born in 1973 in Paris. She lives and works in Burgundy, France.

Rosier’s work stems from her interest in the physical and psychological experience of ancient rites and rituals.
Her research often embodies fictional offshoots or parts of a narrative, where constellations of self-made costumes, mystic representations of animals and nature often seem like props, an abandoned stage set, or solitary protagonists of an unfamiliar yet compelling reality.

Through the combination of painting, film, dance and theatre, Rosier constructs dreamlike situations that allow the beholder to lose any sense of space and time, opening a portal between conscious and unconscious realms.
Rosier creates art that comments on and illustrates the need to return to harmonious ways of integrating human activity with the “natural environment”, including pre-industrial practices that might seem anti- rational, observing the world from the vantage of the present-day countryside.

A selected list of her recent solo exhibitions and performances includes: Dans les champs d’intensive prospérité, Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard, Paris (2023); Sketches in the margin, jevouspropose, Zürich (2021); Le Massacre du printemps, Museo MADRE, Naples (2020); MASP, Sao Paulo (2020); How to Dance in the Fields, Razem Pamoja Foundation, Warsaw (2019); Figures of Climax of the Impersonal Empire, Fondazione Guido Ludovico Luzzatto, Milan (2018); In Revolution. Resolution of Some Hierarchic Orders, Der Tank Institut Kunst, Basel (2016); Organs of the Whale, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (2012); Necklace of Fake Teeth, Camden Arts Centre, London (2011); Mathilde Rosier. Rite de passage, Kunstpalais, Erlangen (2011); Find circumstances in the antechamber, Musée Jeu de Paume, Paris (2011); Play for a stage of the Natural Theatre of Cruelty, performance at Serpentine Gallery, London (2009).

She has shown and performed in several group exhibitions such as: L’écorce, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch (2023); Dancing Plague, GAMeC, Bergamo (2022); Utopia Distopia: il mito del progresso partendo dal sud, Museo MADRE, Naples (2021); Kosmos Emma Kunz, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2021) travelled to Tabakalera, San Sebastiàn (2022); Freedoms, Razem Pamoja Foundation, Warsaw (2019); Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2018); Sureghes – writing the Mountains, 6th Biennale Gherdëina, Ortisei – Italy (2018); The Waves of the Oh!s and the Ah!s, performance, Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Venice (2018); Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli (2015); Year After Year. Opere su carta dalla UBS Art Collection, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan (2014); Made in Germany Zwei, Kunstverein Hannover, Sprengel Museum, kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2012); Transfer France – NRW, Am Anfang war ich am Ende – Au debut j’etais au bout, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2010); Head-Wig (Portrait of an exhibition), Camden Arts Centre, London (2009).

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images

Le Massacre du Printemps , 2020

4K video

18' 9"

South East Wind, Blind Swim Study 1, 2018

Watercolor on paper

64,7 × 219 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Blind Swim 14, 2017

Oil on canvas

200 × 110 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Blind Swim 15, 2017

Oil on canvas

200 × 100 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Falling glorious III, 2014

Gouache and oil on paper

205 × 130 cm

Let it fall I, 2014

Gouache and oil on paper

149 × 110 cm

C#G#F#E, 2013

Gouache on collage mounted on paper

81 × 63 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

D#CEA#, 2013

Gouache on collage mounted on paper

102 × 117 cm

Plastic Redirection 0-5, 2012

Gouache on magazine page, cut out

28 × 20,5 cm

Plastic Redirection 0-22, 2012

Gouache on magazine page, cut out

26 × 21 cm

Plastic Redirection 0-23, 2012

Gouache on magazine page, cut out

26 × 20,5 cm

Cérémonie, Homme et Cheval, 2010

Gouache on paper

203 × 106 cm

Head with the Dark Hair (3), 2009

Gouache on paper

45 × 45 cm

Chamber n° 3, 2009

Installation mix media

210 × 200 × 140 cm

public exhibitions

Mucem, Centre de Conservation et de Ressources

Marseille

Champ de visions

16.9.2023

Photo: Julie Cohen

GAMeC

Bergamo

Dancing Plague

11.3 – 29.5.2022

Photo: Antonio Maniscalco

Tabakalera

Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

Kosmos Emma Kunz

28.1 – 19.6.2022

©Tabakalera

Complesso Monumentale di San Francesco

Cuneo, Italy

La pittura in persona

7.11.2021 – 6.3.2022

Photo: Francesco Doglio

Je vous propose

Zurich

Sketches in the margin

11.6 – 26.9.2021

Photo: Dominik Hodel

Aargauer Kunsthaus

Aarau

Kosmos Emma Kunz

2.3 – 24.5.2021

MADRE

Naples

Le Massacre du printemps

24.10.2020

MASP – São Paulo Museum of Art

São Paulo

Mathilde Rosier

14.11 – 13.12.2020

Razem Pamoja Foundation

Warsaw, Poland

How to Dance in the Fields

14.11 – 14.12.2019

Fondazione Guido Lodovico Luzzatto

Milan

Figures of Climax of the Impersonal Empire

13.3 – 6.5.2018

Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea

Rivoli-Torino

Metamorfosi

6.3 – 2.9.2018

Photo: Renato Ghiazza

press

An encounter with Mathilde Rosier, painter of moving images

Juliette Desorgues

Art Basel Stories

May 16, 2023

The Spring Massacre

Sonia D’Alto

NERO

January 12, 2021

Videoinstallazione al Madre: ecco le danzatrici di Rosier sulla Napoli martoriata

Renata Caragliano

La Repubblica

October 25, 2020

20 opere per 20 anni di arte, scelte da Milovan Farronato

Elisabetta Donati De Conti

Elle Decor

December 31, 2019

Metamorfosi – Lasciate che tutto vi accada

Lucia Spadano

Segno

June 2018

Mathilde Rosier

Galleria Raffaella Cortese

Giorgio Verzotti

Artforum

Summer 2018

Mathilde Rosier at Galleria Raffaella Cortese

Review

Martin Herbert

ArtReview

March 2018

Interrogating the perceptions of reality. On Mathilde Rosier

Alberto Fiore

Arte e Critica

Spring 2018

Mathilde Rosier: Necklace of Fake Teeth

Maksymilian Fus Mickiewicz

Dazed & Confused

July 26, 2011

publications

METAMORPHOSES

Chus Martinez, Marianna Vecellio

Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

Rivoli

2018

Mathilde Rosier: Ceremonially Infused

Edited by Claudia Emmert

Snoeck

Köln

2011

Mathilde Rosier: Find circumstances in the antechamber

Edited by Francçoise Bonnefoy and Lætitia Moukouri

éditions de Jeu de Paume

Paris

2010

Passionate Belief

Mathilde Rosier

Revolver Publishing

Frankfurt am Main

2006

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