We are delighted to welcome French artist Caroline Mesquita to our residence for the month of March. Mesquita’s sculptural practice intertwines the materiality of her altered, oxidized, and painted copper and brass sheets with theatrical playfulness. Over the month of March, Mesquita is in Vancouver developing a new project with Curator Martha Kirszenbaum to be presented at 221A from April to June, 2017, as a second chapter to The Ballad, presented at the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris earlier this year.
Born in 1989 in Brest, France, Mesquita graduated from École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 2013. Solo exhibitions include The Ballad, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris; Pink everywhere, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany; Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland; Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, France, 2014, and 1m3, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2013. Group exhibitions include Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway 2014; The Space Between Us, Fahrenheit, Los Angeles, 2014; Memory Palaces, Carlier-Gebauer, Berlin, 2014; La Vie Matérielle, 15ème Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, 2013; and Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, 2012. Mesquita also attended the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles in the spring of 2014. Caroline Mesquita’s exhibition project at 221a is made possible through support from the Institut Français and the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in Canada.