Mathieu Leger

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Artist’s Statement:
Curiosity. My job is to be curious. I investigate everything. I play. I read. I construct. I interrelate. My curiosity is fueled by the possible semiotic analyses in regards to the information strata created by societal residues. I explore notions of causality, emptiness, cynicism, pathology, memory and artifice by investigating such areas as science/medicine, economics, architecture/design, semiotics and anthropology.

Démarche artistique:
Je suis curieux, c’est mon métier. J’étudie tout. Je joue. Je lis. Je construis. J’ [inter] relie.
Ma curiosité se nourrit d’analyses sémiologiques possibles quant aux strates de residus sociétaux. Je puise les domaines de la science/médecine, l’économie, l’architecture/design et l’anthropologie pour examiner les notions de causalité, vacuité, cynisme, pathologie, mémoire et artifice.

EDUCATION: B.A. Multidisciplinary (Fine Arts / English Literature) 1998, Université de Moncton, NB, Canada

LANGUAGES: French / English / Spanish

SELECTED SOLO/DUO SHOWS:
2011	Jan-March Topologies Research/Installation
	Le Trécarré (Université Saint-Anne, Pointe-à-l’église, NS, Canada)
2010	September Blank [Idle Emptiness] drawing/photography
	Galerie Georges-Goguen (CBC, Moncton, NB, Canada)
2010	August Untitled (GBK) photography
	Peter Buckland Gallery (Saint John, NB, Canada)
2009	November [Re] Making Through Trace (with Jesse Collette) drawing
	Studio 530, Belgo building (Montreal, QC, Canada)
2009	September With Love / Avec Amour (with Jennifer Bélanger / Curator: Angèle Cormier) video-installation
	Festival international du cinema francophone en Acadie (Moncton,NB)
2009	January Pathological Identification Clusters – Phase II installation
	Galerie sans nom (Moncton, NB, Canada)
2006	September Divulgation / Disclosure video-installation
	Festival international du cinema francophone en Acadie (Moncton,NB)
2005	June-Sept. Racine/Primaire/Amer: Prise deux performance
	Galerie d’art Université de Moncton (NB, Canada)
2004	November Destination 5:12 (1999-2004) photography
	Galerie 12, Centre Culturel Aberdeen (Moncton, NB, Canada)
2003	July The Descent of Color: Equilibrium in Abstract Industrial Landscapes sculpture
	Galerie 12, Centre culturel Aberdeen (Moncton, NB, Canada)

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
2010	June Biographies: A Contemporary Look at Acadie (Curators: J. Bélanger/M. Doucette)
	Galerie d’art Louise et Reuben Cohen (Université de Moncton, NB, Canada)
2009	May The WonderBread Project
	Eastern Edge Gallery (St-John’s, NL, Canada) sculpture
2008	Oct/Nov Biographies: A Contemporary Look at Acadie (Curators: J. Bélanger/M. Doucette)
	Owens Art Gallery (Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB) installation
2007	March Sans titre: Vigile (Duo with Luc A. Charette)
	Galerie 12, Centre culturel Aberdeen (Moncton, NB, Canada) photography
2006	March Art Karlsruhe
	Karlsruhe, Germany (Curator: Ewald Karl Schrade) photography
2005	January-April True or False? NB Tall Tales Traveling Show
	Collectif Taupe Collective, National touring exhibit (Canada) sculpture
2004	June-July Géographie du regard (Curator: G. Savoie/Galerie Sans Nom)
	Chambre du Commerce et de l’indusrtie de Morbihan, France photography
2003	September Le Film / The Film (Curator: Angèle Cormier/Filmzone and GSN)
	Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (Canada) video
2002	July-August All Dressed / Y faut changer les draps
	Galerie d’art de l’Université de Moncton (Moncton, NB, Canada) performance
2002	June Histoires de sens (Curator: Annie Molin Vasseur/Galerie Sans Nom)
	La vitrine, École nationale des beaux-arts de Paris-Cergy, France photography
2002	March-April Young Sculptors (Curator: André Lapointe)
	Moncton Public Library (Moncton, NB, Canada) sculpture
2001	December Members Show
	Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland photography
2000	September Ad Tempus (Curator: Annie Molin Vasseur/Galerie Sans Nom)
	Galerie L’écart…lieu d’art actuel, Rouyn-Noranda, Québec (Canada) installation

SELECTED PERFORMANCES:
2009	September Tractus (Viva! Art Action, Bain St-Michel, Montreal, QC, Canada)
2007	November How a Dead Hare Explains Drawing (Trip urbain, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB, Canada)
2007	May The Strange Dichotomy of Silence (:20 Minute Workout (GSN/Imago), Public Library, Moncton, NB)
2006	October Royal-ties (Kitchen Party – Third Space Gallery, Saint John, NB, Canada)
2006	August Kein wort über kunst (24e Symposium int. d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, PQ, Canada)
2006	March What is the Value? X - H2O = 0 (:20 Min. Workout (Intervention art) GSN / Imago, Moncton, Canada)
2005	October I.AM.NOT.PERFORMING. (Atlantic Cultural Space Conference, Saint John, NB, Canada)
2003	November Racine/Primaire/Amer (Curator: Ginette Savoie / Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, Canada)
2003	July Explaining Chaos to You… (Curators: P. Grégoire/J. Chagnon)
	Déranger l’espace (Fest. Int’l de performance des Îles de la Madeleine) Québec, Canada
2002	September Le piège / The Trap (Curator: Angèle Cormier / Filmzone / GSN)
	Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Moncton, NB, Canada
2002	August Content: Defining Process / Process: Defining Content (Galerie d’art Université de Moncton, Canada)
2002	July In the Time it Takes to Send Myself to You
	La vitrine, École nationale des beaux-arts de Paris-Cergy, France
2002	May You Won’t be the Same After This: You Were Never the Same After That
	Atlantic Cultural Space Conference, Moncton, NB, Canada (Coll. with Saoirse Higgins)

RESIDENCIES:
2011	Jan-March Visiting Researcher residency Blank [Form] C.A.S.T., U of Winnipeg, Canada
2010	July Research Topologies SILLIS, Memorial U., Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Canada
2010	Oct-Dec Research/Production residency Topologies (video-installation) Ateljé Stundars, Vaasa, Finland
2010	Jan-Feb Research/Production residency Topologies (video-installation) Le Labo, Toronto, Canada
2009	Sept-Dec Research/Production residency Defective Links/Liens défectueux (video-installation)
	Vidéographe Production, Montreal, QC, Canada
2008	Oct-Dec Research/Production residency Pathological Identification Clusters (photo-installation)
	Rondo Studios, Graz, Austria (Kultur Steiermark, Veronika Winkler)
2007	May-June Production residency Incongruous Commodification: a Pathology (video)
	Vidéographe Production, Montreal, QC, Canada
2006	August 24e Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, QC, Canada
	Identités et remplacements (Guy Sioui Durand, curator)
2004	March Visiting artist program, Memorial University, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Canada
2002	June Histoire de sens, L’Échangeur (GSN / A.M.Vasseur) École nat. des beaux-arts de Paris-Cergy, France
2000	Oct.-Dec. Discovery, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

GRANTS:
2010	ArtsNB (NB/MB Creative Residency – Blank [Form] – C.A.S.T., U of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada)
2010	ArtsNB (Residency Grant Topologies Ateljé Stundars, Vaasa, Finland / CarDev Grant: Residency
	– SILLIS, Memorial University, NL)
2009	ArtsNB (Creation Grant Topologies / Career Dev. Grant: Residency – Topologies
 	– Le laboratoire d’art, Toronto, ON)
2009	ArtsNB (NB/QC Creative Residency – Defective Links – Vidéographe Production, Montréal, QC, Canada)
2009	ArtsNB (Arts by invitation – The WonderBread Project – Eastern Edge Gallery, St John’s, NL, Canada)
2008	ArtsNB (Creation/production – Pathological Identification Clusters and Wonderbread Project)
2008	Canada Council for the Arts (Travel Grant, Visual Arts)
2008	ArtsNB (Career Development : Arts by Invitation / Residency – Pathological Id. Clusters,
 	Rondo Studios, Graz, Austria)
2007	ArtsNB (Creation/production – Pathologies) / ArtsNB (Arts by invitation – Residency
 	- Vidéographe, Montreal, QC)
2006	ArtsNB (Arts by invitation – Art Karlsruhe art fair, Karlsruhe, Germany)
2003	ArtsNB (Creation – Variations on Red / Destination 5:12)
2002	Canada Council for the Arts (Creation, InterArts / PICLO)
2000	ArtsNB (Creation) / Canada Council for the Arts (Travel Grant, InterArts) /
	Sheila Hugh-Mackay Foundation (Research)

OTHER: (Permanent/Public Work, Commissions, Juries, etc.)
2005 - present Stills Photographer TV/Cinema (CTV, CBC, Radio-Canada, Dream Street Pictures,
	Connections Prods, Phare-Est, Mozus Prods)
2005-07 Part-time lecturer of Photography and Sculpture, Université de Moncton, Moncton, NB,
	Canada (05- 06, 07 – winter)
Jury member for various juries for ArtsNB, Canada Council for the Arts,
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Member of the Board of Directors, Galerie Sans Nom (1998-2000), regular member (1997-present)
Member of the Board of Directors, Atelier Imago Inc. (1999-present)
CARFAC member (Canadian Artists' Representation / le front des artistes canadiens) (2004-present)

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