Paul Maheke (b. 1985, Brive-la-Gaillarde, France) lives and works in London, UK. He completed an MA Art Practice from École nationale supérieure d'arts de Cergy (2011) and was an Associate of Open School East's Programme of study, London/Margate, UK (2015). With a focus on dance and through a varied and often collaborative body of work comprising performance, installation, sound and video, Maheke considers the potential of the body as an archive in order to examine how memory and identity are formed and constituted.
Selected solo exhibitions include Levant, Ludlow 38, New York (2019); OOLOI, Triangle France, Marseille (2019); Diable Blanc, Galerie Sultana (2019); A fire circle for a public hearing, Vleeshal, Middelburg (2019) Dans L’éther, là ou l’eau, 6th Biennale de Rennes, Galerie Art et Essai, Rennes (2018); Letter to a Barn Owl, Kevin Space, Vienna (2018); A fire circle for a public hearing, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2018); Acqua Alta, Galerie Sultana, Paris (2017); What Flows Through and Across, Assembly Point, London (2017); In Me Everything is Already Flowing, Center, Berlin (2017); and I Lost Track of the Swarm, South London Gallery (2016).
Selected group exhibitions and performances include Sénsa (performance with Nkisi and Ariel Efraim Ashbel), Abrons Art Center, New York, Performa 19 and Meetings on Art, 58th Venice Biennale (2019); Elements of Vogue, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2019); Transcorporealities, Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2019); Le Fil d’Alerte, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris (2019); Get Up, Stand Up Now, Somerset House, London (2019); The Distance is Nowhere (performance with Sophie Mallett) ICA Miami (2019); Meetings on Art, 58th Venice Biennale (2019); Baltic Triennial XIII: Give Up the Ghost, Tallinn Art Hall (2018); The Distance is Nowhere (performance with Sophie Mallett), Manifesta 12, Palermo (2018); The Centre Cannot Hold Itself, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2018); Ten Days Six Nights, Tate Modern, London (2017); Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale (2017); and Posthuman Complicities, Akademie der Künste, Vienna, among others.
Supported by Institut français du Royaume-Uni