Paul Maheke

Born in 1985 at Brive-la-Gaillarde (France). Lives and works in London (United-Kingdom).
Through a varied and often collaborative body of work comprising performance, installation, sound and video, Maheke considers the potential of the body as an archive in order to examine how memory and identity is formed and constituted.

The artist studied at the École nationale supérieure d’arts in Cergy and at Open School East, London/ Margate.

His work has been shown at the Tate Modern, Chisenhale Gallery and South London Gallery (London); the Venice Biennale; The Renaissance Society (Chicago); Astrup Fearnley Museet and Heinie Onstad (Oslo); Rudolfinum Gallery (Prague); Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Bourse de Commerce - Collection Pinault and Lafayette Anticipations (Paris); MO. CO (Montpellier); Triangle France (Marseille); Baltic Triennial 13; Manifesta 12 (Palermo); Cabaret Voltaire (Zurich), among others.

He has been nominated for the 21st Ricard Corporate Foundation Prize in 2019, the Future Generation Art Prize in 2021 and was included in British Art Show 9.

Paul Maheke in collaboration with Ligia Lewis and Nkisi, <i>Levant</i>, Installation view for <i>Le centre ne peut tenir</i>, 2018
Paul Maheke in collaboration with Ligia Lewis and Nkisi, Levant, Installation view for Le centre ne peut tenir, 2018 © Pierre Antoine

Exhibited at Lafayette Anticipations