Opening: Thursday 12 April 2018, 6.30–8.30pm
In April 2018 Chisenhale Gallery presents the first major solo presentation in a UK institution by London-based artist Paul Maheke. 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. For his commission at Chisenhale Gallery, Maheke develops a new body of work exploring power relations, cosmology and magic.
Paul Maheke (b. 1985, Brive-la-Gaillarde, France) lives and works in London. Previous solo exhibitions include Acqua Alta, Galerie Sultana, Paris; What Flows Through and Across, Assembly Point, London; In Me Everything is Already Flowing, Center, Berlin (all 2017); and I Lost Track of the Swarm, South London Gallery (2016). Selected group exhibitions include (X) A Fantasy, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Ten Days Six Nights, Tate Modern, London; Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy; Posthuman Complicities, Akademie der Künste, Vienna (all 2017); Seeking After *deep within*, Grand Union, Birmingham; and Ways of Living, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (all 2016).
Paul Maheke's exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery is supported by Joe & Marie Donnelly. With additional support from the Paul Maheke Supporters Circle.
Chisenhale Gallery’s Commissions Programme 2017-19 is supported by the LUMA Foundation.
Chisenhale Gallery’s Curatorial Trainee Programme 2016-18 is supported by Sirine and Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh.
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