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Selected Artworks

Digitally printed curtains and fish tanks containing various aquatic non-indigenous species of plants
Work: 145 x 410 cm
HD Video, 30 minute performance for the camera
Acrylic pencil on aluminum panels
Work: 107 x 95 cm
Single-channel video projection, HD and in colour
Variable Dimensions
Acrylic pencil on aluminum panel
Work: 75 x 50 cm
HD video (12'), vermillion red walls and carpet flooring
Variable Dimensions
Four digital prints on fabric
Work (each): 285 x 100 cm
Graphite on paper, framed
Paper dimensions: 76 x 49 cm
Graphite on paper, framed
Paper dimensions: 47 x 63 cm
Performance (46'), soundscape composed by Sophie Mallett (46'), fresco, metal railings, luminous globes, resin, synthetic hair, debris, fabric curtains dyed with tea and coffee, low sodium light gel, orange window filter, HD video on monitor
Variable Dimensions


Paul Maheke image

Paul Maheke (b.1985, Brive-la-Gaillarde, France) lives and works in Montpellier. Across various forms and artistic disciplines, Maheke has sustained a long-term exploration into the ways that marginalised bodies, narratives and histories are made visible and invisible. Resisting a probing of identity that sits solely within the framework of identity politics, Maheke’s trajectory has continuously been channelled through spectral sensations. The artist has called in ghosts, spirits and non-human beings into his works to invite a re-orientation to the way that we, the audience, are able to perceive; which is to say, to reframe the way that we are able to see, feel and listen.

In reconfiguring the sensible, Maheke seeks to shift the dominant systems of discourse production and understanding that heavily depend on representation, visibility and legibility as the ultimate forms of truth, value and/or power. Instead, the artist nurtures the formation of a self through a state of in-betweenness; one where esoteric, spiritual, queer and embodied knowledge(s) help Maheke garner the potential for prophecy.

His work has been shown in solo presentations at Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales (2024); Kunsthalle Bratislava (2023); High Line Art, New York (2022), The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Illinois (2021); Collection Pinault, Paris, France (2021); Chisenhale Gallery, London, England (2019); Vleeshal Centre for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, Netherlands (2018); and South London Art Gallery, London, England (2016). He has participated in group exhibitions and festivals at institutions including Tate Modern, England (2024); Rudolfinum, Prague (2023); ICA Miami, Florida (2019); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2018); and Serpentine Galleries, London, England (2016). He has been featured in major international exhibitions including Biennale du Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (2022); Glasgow International, Scotland (2021); 58th Venice Biennale, Italy (2019); Performa, New York (2019); Baltic Triennial 13, Estonia (2018); and Manifesta 12, Palermo, Italy (2018).

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Paul Maheke has been included in The British Art Show, a landmark touring exhibition that celebrates the vitality of recent art made in Britain. Organised every five years by Hayward Gallery Tourin...