Mélanie Matranga b. 1985
Cory Arcangel, Ida Ekblad, Sylvie Fleury, David Hominal, Mélanie Matranga, Carissa Rodriguez, Sara Sadik, Linda SemadeniGroupshow 10 Mar - 29 Apr 2017 Karma International, Zurich, CH
Mélanie MatrangaFeeling Myself 25 May - 20 Aug 2016 Karma International, Los Angeles, USA
Carissa Rodriguez, David Hominal, Emanuel Rossetti, Flavie Audi, Ida Ekblad, Judith Bernstein, K8 Hardy, Keiichi Tanaami19 Dec 2015 - 20 Feb 2016 Karma International, Zurich, CH
Mélanie MatrangaA perspective somehow 23 Jan - 2 Apr 2015 Karma International, Zurich, CH
Mélanie Matranga (b. 1985 in Marseille, France) lives and works in Paris. Her all-encompassing installations and tactile sculptures can be read as “emotional structures” that invite the viewers to fully immerse themselves. Her sculptures draw from architecture, design, kink culture and often involve the music the artist likes to listen to in her studio. Her installations create moods, invitations to linger and touch, even to hang out. Through instagram quotes, smokers’ lounges and t-shirts tied using BDSM shibari techniques, Matranga often refers to different aspects of youth culture and their signifiers. Her videos are loosely scripted narrations starring her Parisian artist friends, seemingly allowing the viewer a glimpse into a typically insular circle and its underlying social codes, without ever shattering their enigmatic aura.
Matranga has had solo shows at Palais de Tokyo, and Villa Vassilieff in Paris and at Studio Indipendenza in Rome, amongst others. She was shown at Astrup Fearnley museum, Oslo, LUMA foundation, Zurich and Dortmunder Kunstverein.