PhD, Études et Pratiques des Arts / MA, Visual and Media Arts / BA, Fine Arts

Mathieu was born in Montreal (Canada). He began his training with studies in Communications at the renowned Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal, where he won several prizes. He continued his studies with a B.A. in Fine Arts obtained jointly from the Université de Montréal and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (France). During this undergraduate program he devoted himself mainly to the art of portraiture in drawing, and began to practice photography. He then went on to complete an M.A. in Visual and Media Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where he focused almost exclusively on photography. His growing interest in the medium finally led him to complete a doctorate in Études et Pratiques des Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where he devoted himself to the study of questions in the history and theory of photography.

Mathieu’s photographic work has been exhibited and published in Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy and Switzerland, notably at the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne (2013), in the iaab-Projektraum in Basel (2012), at the PhotoforumPasquart in Biel (2011), and at the Kunsthalle Bern (2010). In 2008, he was artist-in-residence in the “Atelier Mondial” programme at the Christoph Merian Stiftung in Basel. In autumn 2010, he lectured at the Kunsthistorisches Institut of the University of Zürich, where he led a seminar on the theory of photography. In 2012, he was invited researcher in an aesthetics research group at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Germany), and, in 2013, postdoctoral researcher at the Haute École d’Arts et de Design in Geneva. His images can be found in private and public collections in Canada, Germany, the United States, Canada, and Switzerland (Kantonales Kunstarchiv Bern, Kunstsammlung der Migros). His photographic work has been regularly supported by the Canada Arts Council, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, and the Fonds Québecois de Recherche sur la Sociéte et la Culture. Three books presenting his photographic work have been published (in 2007, 2012 and 2013).

Languages: French, English, elementary German