Rodrigue Mouchez

rodrigue.mouchez@gmail.com

Born in 1987 in Le Chesnay, France

French-Mexican

Lives and works in Mexico City and Brussels

 

Solo exhibitions

 

2018

KOUCHA, Institut Français, El Jadida, Marocco

LUFFA, Guadalajara90210 Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

 

2017

¡AGUAS!, Spider Galaxy at Yann Gerstberger Studios, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Group exhibitions

 

2018

Geometría primitiva, guadalajara90210 at Galería Mercado Negro, Puebla, Mexico

La importancia de crecer, Aramauca, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Modern Love Vol.2, Ayuntamiento 115, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2017

Heat Company II, After Howl Studios, Brussels, Belgium

Modern Love Vol.1, El Quinto Piso, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2016

Acurated, This is not a Manifesto at Will Kerr Studios, Ghent, Belgium

The Occupants, Canopy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

2015

The way we look at the other space, Z33 Art Center, Hasselt, Belgium

Yes to all, Galerie Treize, Paris, France

 

2014

Here, Now, Where?, curated by Saout Radio, Where are we now ?, 5th Marrakech Biennale, Morocco

 

2013

Exposition de Noël, Le Magasin CNAC, Grenoble, France

 

2012

Viens on jette toutes les portes, toutes les fenêtres et on fait passer la rivière par

le couloir, La Marbrerie, Montreuil, France

Continuous Project - Altered Daily (after Yvonne Rainer), CCN de Montpellier, France

Prix de Paris, ENSBA Lyon, France

 

Curatorial projects

 

Founder and director of  AGUAS, curatorial art platform initiated in 2017 promoting artists from Latin America and Europe through exhibitions, talks and publications.

 

(upcoming) December 2018

AGUAS as guest curator of the 2018 edition of Untitled, Miami Beach

 

June 2018

Agua del día, Bâtiment Vander Borght, Brussels, Belgium - AGUAS's inaugural exhibition in Brussels with After Howl, Martin Belou, Aline Bouvy, Julie Escoffier, guadalajara90210, Valentina Jager, Jorge Satorre, Ling Sepúlveda, Ula Sickle, Ben Van den Berghe & Alexey Shlyk, Charlotte vander Borght

Curator and set design : Rodrigue Mouchez, Graphic Design : Alaric Garnier, Photography : We Document Art, Intern : Ruben Puerta

Artist and curator residency at Collection Alain Servais, Brussels, Belgium

 

February 2018

Agua del día, El Quinto Piso, Mexico City, Mexico - AGUAS's inaugural exhibition in Mexico City with After Howl, Martin Belou, Aline Bouvy, Julie Escoffier, Francisco Muñoz, Javier Peñalosa, Ling Sepúlveda, Ben Van den Berghe & Alexey Schlyk, Charlotte Vander Borght, guadalajara90210 (Marco Rountree & Iván Krassoievitch), Julia Barrios de la Mora & Alondra Castellanos Arreola

Curator : Rodrigue Mouchez, Set design : Clémence Seilles, Graphic Design : Alaric Garnier, Coordination : Julia Barrios de la Mora, Photography : Hichem Dahes and We Document Art

Artist and team residency at Noox Residency, Mexico City, Mexico

 

October 2012

Viens on jette toutes les portes, toutes les fenêtres et on fait passer la rivière par le couloir, La Marbrerie, Montreuil, France with Yann Annicchiarico, Sarah Bahr, Magda Gebhardt, Rodrigue Mouchez

 

Residencies

 

(upcoming) Fountainhead Residency, Miami Beach (Nov-Dec 2018)

 

(upcoming) Dedazo Residency, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico (2019)

 

Collection Alain Servais, Brussels, Belgium (June 2018)

 

Limiditi – Temporary Art Project, El Jadida, Marocco (May 2018)

 

La Bodega Teatro, San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico (November 2017)

 

Publications

 

LUFFA, online review, Terremoto Magazine, April 2018

The way we look at the other space, exhibition catalogue, Ding Magazine, Z33, Hasselt, December 2015

Here, Now, Where?, exhibition catalogue of the 5th Marrakech biennal, Saout Radio, Marocco, February 2014

Exposition de Noël, exhibition catalogue, Le Magasin CNAC, Grenoble, France, December 2013

 

Education

 

Master of Fine Arts, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France, 2010 – 2012

Ex.e.r.ce - Choreographic Studies ‘Research and Performance’, Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, France, 2012

Bachelor of Fine arts, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France, 2007 – 2010

 

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Graduated with a MFA and a BFA from L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in 2012 Rodrigue Mouchez participated during the same year to the research Master program in choreography ‘Ex.e.r.ce’ in the Centre Chorégraphique National of Montpellier. Rodrigue Mouchez’s practice is diverse and takes roots in various mediums ranging from sculpture to drawing, performance to installation. In the past few years he has deployed a body of work that puts human presence and perception at the center of his attention. Grounded in his research on the concepts of cycle, alteration or entropy, the artist questions our ability to fully grasp reality and questions our deeply rooted anthropocentrism. In his recent works and installations Sugary Water (2016), Strange Fruits (2016) and Agua de frijoles (2016), Mouchez is interested in the corre­lation that can exist between ordinary yet hidden working spaces and ancient rituals and sacred spaces. Indirectly linked to his Mexican origins, the artist works from the potential of familiar mexican materials and narratives by trying to reconfigure them in assemblages that are both historically and symbolically disturbing. With tile fountains containing infused black bean water, stained plaster sculptures, and various found objects such as plastic bags of flower infused beverage (agua de Jamaica), he questions how the relation between the elements displayed evokes a narrative – possibly so­mething that really happened, possibly a fiction – and how they can link us directly to timeless gestures and processes.