Artist of the Collection

Matthew Angelo Harrison

Born in 1989 at Detroit, États-Unis

Matthew Angelo Harrison creates sculptures that bring together anthropology and industrial design. His work combines original wooden works from African and African-American cultures with acrylic resin replicas which he moulds using a 3D printer. Through his work, which is coloured by the history of colonialism, the artist seeks to disrupt the usual hierarchy of objects and to highlight the problematic aspects of the acquisition and exhibition of African art in Western museums.

Born in 1989 in Detroit, Michigan, Matthew Angelo Harrison is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012). He lives and works in Detroit.