Mathilde Albouy

Born in France in 1997
Lives and works in Paris.

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She graduated from ENSAD in Paris in 2022 and HEAR in Starsbourg in 2020. 

Playing on both formal and conceptual paradoxes, Mathilde Albouy's sculptural work invites the viewer to a game whose rules are not clearly defined. We don't know whether the encounter with her sculptures is an act of courtship or predation, confronting us with a dangerous seduction. Nourished by feminist science fiction, Mathilde uses the fictions generated by her pieces as political tools to question an established, binary reality. By hijacking scales and materials, the sometimes sharp or toxic objects become individuals in their own right, revealing how the beauty of objects, particularly feminine ones, conveys patterns of oppression.

Her recent exhibitions include: ‘'Arcanes, rituels et chimères’’, Frac Corsica, Corte (2024); ‘‘Augmented Paris’’, Zhi Art Museum X Poush, Chengdu (2024); ‘‘Straight no Chaser’’, Zuzeum Art Center, Riga, Lettonie (2024); ‘Antipetra’’, curated by La Méditerranée, Madrid (2024); ‘’Revenir du présent, regards croisés sur la scène actuelle’’, La Collection Lambert invite POUSH, Avignon (2024); Bourse Révélations Emerige, Paris, (2023); ‘‘Trust Me’’ (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2023); ‘‘Haniwa Boogie-Woogie’’, FORMA, Paris (2023); ‘‘House of dreamers’’, Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Bruxelles (2023); ‘‘Your heart is an ancient ocean’’, Lyon (2023); ‘‘May this thurn out amazing’’ (solo), ENSAD, Paris (2022); ‘‘Contre soirée’’, Tour Orion, Montreuil (2022); ‘‘à partir de là’’, Centre d’Art Chanot, Clamart (2022); ‘‘Vous avez laissé le FLAT sur le feu’’, galerie a mano studio, Biarritz (2022); ‘‘Partir pour Mizora’’, 3537, Paris (2021); ‘‘Hiraeth - AlienShe’’, Espace Futur, Paris (2021).

Public collections: Fond d’art contemporain - Paris collections, Paris (FR); Zuzeum Art Centre, Riga (LVA)


Group show → What happens when we cry?

May 16th - June 29th, 2024

Galerie Derouillon, Étienne Marcel

Mathilde Albouy → Trust Me

June 7th - October 22nd, 2023

Galerie Derouillon, Hôtel Cromot du Bourg

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Mathilde Albouy / Shuo Hao → FRAC Corsica

July 4th - October 19th, 2024

FRAC Corsica, Corte (FR)


Mathilde Albouy → Zuzeum Art Centre

June 7th - August 25th, 2024

Zuzeum Art Centre, Riga (LVA)


Mathilde Albouy / Julian Farade → Collection Lambert x Poush

February 10th - May 12th, 2024

Collection Lambert, Avignon (FR)