Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc is an artist, curator and researcher interested in exploring the history of the colonial encounter and its effects on memory and identity.
In his work as an artist Abonnenc uses video, drawings, installations and photographs, as well as interviews and archives, to counter collective amnesia and erasure of experiences and traumas.
Born in French Guiana, Abonnenc lives and works in Paris.
Selected exhibitions include: Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); Watchmen, Liars, Dreamers, Frac Ile-de-France/Le Plateau (2010); Seconde-Main, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2010); À Contre-Corps / Countering the Body, Frac Lorraine (2009); A prey made of space and shadow, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam (2008, solo show). In 2010, Abonnenc curated the group exhibition Self as Disappearance at Synagogue de Delme, France.
Ages: approx. 25, 40 & 70
Length: approx. 10 minutes per speaker.
Foreword to Guns for Banta is the first UK solo show by Paris-based artist Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc. The exhibition follows Abonnenc's two-month