My work as a painter , musician, performer and film maker has always been inspired by the aesthetic of rituals in traditional societies. more specifically I study how an art form, being dance, music or visual, can induce an altered state of consciousness according to specific codes of display and social interactions. I restitute in my own practice the elements I collected during my researches, but with no direct aesthetic reference to the cultures I met, this in order to avoid any kind of folklorist romanticism.
Bio - CV
Mathilde Rosier (b. 1973, Paris, France) works across a range of media including painting, music, performance and film. Rosier holds a Bachelor of Economic Sciences at Dauphine University, Paris. In 1994, she received a Master degree in Economic Sciences. From 1997 to 1999 Rosier studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris and in 2000, she received a diploma from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts.
Her work is inspired by the aesthetics of rituals in traditional societies. In 2012, Mathilde Rosier received a Fellowship from the French Ministry Foreign Affairs ministry, where she did an anthropologic research about the groups who practice magic in present day western socieRecent exhibitions and performances have been shown at: Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli (2015), Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, curated by Francesco Bonami (2014), Kunstverein Dortmund (2012), Kunstverein Hannover (2012), Kunstpalais Erlangen (2011), Camden Arts Centre, London (2011), Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach (2011), Serpentine Gallery, London (2010), and Musée Jeu de Paume, Paris, curated by Elena Filipovic (2010). Mathilde Rosier currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.