Rodrigue Mouchez
Le Chesnay (FR), 1987. Lives and works between Brussels (BE) and Mexico City (MX)

Graduated with a MFA from L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in 2012 he participated during the same year to the research Master program in choreography ‘Ex.e.r.ce’ in the Centre Chorégraphique National of Montpellier. Rodrigue Mouchez’s practice is diverse and takes roots in various mediums ranging from sculpture to drawing, performance to installation. In the past few years he has deployed a body of work that puts human presence and perception at the center of his attention.

Grounded in his research on the concepts of cycle, alteration or entropy, the artist questions our ability to fully grasp reality and questions our deeply rooted anthropocentrism. In his recent works and installations Sugary Water (2016), Strange Fruits (2016) and Agua de frijoles (2016), Mouchez is interested in the correlation that can exist between ordinary yet hidden working spaces and ancient rituals and sacred spaces. Indirectly linked to his Mexican origins, the artist works from the potential of familiar mexican materials and narratives by trying to reconfigure them in assemblages that are both historically and symbolically disturbing. With tile fountains containing infused black bean water, stained plaster sculptures, and various found objects such as plastic bags of flower infused beverage (agua de Jamaica), he questions how the relation between the elements displayed evokes a narrative – possibly something that really happened, possibly a fiction – and how they can link us directly to timeless gestures and processes.



— Exhibitions

Heat Company II. After Howl, Brussels, BE
Modern Love Vol.1. El Quinto Piso, Mexico City, MX

AGUAS! Spider Galaxy, Mexico City, MX
Acurated. This is not a Manifesto at Will Kerr's studios, Ghent, BE
The Occupants. Canopy Gallery, Brussels, Be

The way we look at the other space. Z33 Art Center, Hasselt, BE
Yes to all. Galerie Treize, Paris, FR

Here, Now, Where? curated by Saout Radio, 5th Marrakech Biennale, MA

Exposition de Noël. Le Magasin CNAC, Grenoble, FR

Viens on jette toutes les portes, toutes les fenêtres et on fait passer la rivière par le couloir. La Marbrerie, Montreuil, FR
Continuous Project - Altered Daily (after Yvonne Rainer). CCN de Montpellier, FR


— Education

Master of Fine Arts, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, FR

Ex.e.r.ce - Choreographic studies ‘research and performance’ Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, FR

Bachelor of Fine arts, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, FR


— Publications


The way we look at the other space
, exhibition catalogue, Ding Magazine, Z33, Hasselt, BE

Here, Now, Where?
, exhibition catalogue of the 5th Marrakech biennal, Saout Radio, MA

Exposition de Noël
, exhibition catalogue, Le Magasin CNAC, Grenoble, FR