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Mathieu Beauséjour

Portrait of Mathieu Beauséjour
Portrait of Mathieu Beauséjour. Photo : Edouard Plante-Fréchette, LA PRESSE.

Mathieu Beauséjour’s work proceeds from a perspective of resistance, of “détournement” and, as he likes to call it, of “semiotic terrorism.” Born in 1970 in Montreal where he still lives and works, Beauséjour, who is self-taught, has been presenting his installations regularly since the mid-1990s. He also practices interventions and publishes multiples. His projects Survival Virus de Survie (1991–1999) and L’Internationale Virologie Numismatique (1999–) have been shown in Canada, Colombia, France, Great Britain, Germany and Serbia. He was granted residencies at the Canadian Cultural Centre / Quartier Éphémère in Paris (2000) and at Space Studios in London (2004). Beauséjour is also a cultural worker, curator, utopian anarchist and a subject of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. [Source : VOX, 2006]