Artist of the Collection

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc

Born in 1977 at Guyane

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc imbues his work with a militant quality through his involvement in the preservation and documentation of the memories of populations marked by colonization. His creations are based on extensive research and are expressed through several different media (drawing, sculpture, photography, video). The artist thus brings to light the spaces deliberately left empty by history as written by the Western powers. These gaps, now documented and seen through the prism of the artistic gaze, can be filled and serve as a basis for reflection for the construction of identities and cultures.

Born in 1977 in Guyane, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc studied at the École supérieure d’art et de design Marseille-Méditerranée. The winner of the Baloise Prize in 2015, he lives and works in Sète (France).