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Mélanie Matranga

Mélanie Matranga

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’s shown at Astrup Fearnley museum, Oslo, LUMA foundation, Zurich and Dortmunder Kunstverein. 

INSTALLATIONS VIEWS

Mélanie Matranga
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Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2015
Photo credit: Aurelien Mole
Mélanie Matranga
Feeling Myself
Karma International LA
2016
Photo credit: Jeff McLane
Mélanie Matranga
Villa Vassilieff - Pernod Ricard Fellowship, Paris
2018
Photos © Mathilde Assier and © Guillaume Benoit

PRESS

AWARE
2018

SCHIRNMAG
July 2018

ARTnews
June 2016

FLASH ART
March 2015

Frieze
October 2014

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