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Caroline Mesquita

Caroline Mesquita is a sculptor and video artist, mainly working with metal. She creates sculptures likes airplanes, spaceships and motorcycles, all journey in the direction of a radical imagination. Raw material provides the spark that animates her narrative engagement with notions of science fiction, religion, embodiment, transformation, sensuality, and sociability. Mesquita’s works are darkened, patinated and roughly textured through an oxidation process. With this technique, Mesquita manipulates the metal like a form of painting. These material transformations provide a format for storytelling about the human experience and the directness of action and exchange in relationships. Either around or using her metallic creations, she also creates videos, sound environments and performance films in which she appears herself.

Caroline Mesquita (b. 1989, Brest) lives and works in Marseille. She won the 19th Fondation d'entreprise Ricard Prize in 2017. Selected solo exhibitions include Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto; Kunsthalle Lissabon; Lisboa; Centre Pompidou, Paris; SALTS, Birsfelden; 221a, Vancouver; Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris; Kunsteverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen; SpazioA, Pistoia; Centre d’art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux; Le Bains-Douches, Paris; and 1m3, Lausanne. Mesquita has participated in group exhibitions at venues such as Lille 3000, Lille; Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; FRAC Ile-de-France; Flax Foundation, Los Angeles; Nicelle Beauchene, New York; 15ème Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris; La Générale en Manufacture, Sèvres; Monnaie de Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Cité internationale des arts, Paris; and La Loge Brussels among others.


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