Faye Mullen

Faye Mullen’s work is informed by a sculptural sensibility combining elements of performance, site, sound, light and image — both moving and still. Informed by time and place, the practice she pursues is self-reflective and considers itself as precisely such, a practice. Characterized by a sustained interest in failure, body, materiality, her studio practice acknowledges weight as it bears as much what is physical as what is immaterial.

Mullen studied at l’École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris, at the Ontario College of Art+Design, and at the University of Toronto where she received her master’s. She has participated in several international artist residencies including a two-year post-graduate residency at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, France. Her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and curated group shows in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, South Korea, Spain, the UK and the US. Mullen currently situates her practice between Toronto, Canada and Roubaix, France.

Image: Faye Mullen, à jamais, 2011. Performance for a three-channel video installation. HD, silent, colour. 52 mins.


January 14, 2016 - February 29, 2016

Exploring the spaces between states of being, the exhibition traces the cyclical and vernacular places between appearance and disappearance, presence and absence, construction and deconstruction. Each work questions the currency of permanence. Moving between and within, a new kind of relic is realized, one that is both past and present, confined only to the metamorphic. Featuring works by Mary Grisey,  Faye Mullen, Jérôme Nadeau, and Deborah Wang. Curated by Noa Bronstein.

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