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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
Single-channel video projection, HD and in colour
Variable Dimensions
HD video (12'), vermillion red walls and carpet flooring
Variable Dimensions
Four digital prints on fabric
Work (each): 285 x 100 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


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Paul Maheke (b.1985, Brive-la-Gaillarde, France) graduated from Cergy School of Fine Arts and is an Open School East (London) alum. His practice spans performance, video, sound and installation incorporating simple gestures placed in public space. His work examines entrenched stories and representations often emerging from the Western imagination.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Shifted Realities” at Galerie Rudolfinum (2023), “You and I” at Kunsthalle Bratislava (2022), “We took a sip from the devil’s cup” at Project Arts Centre in Dublin (2022), “A fire circle for a public hearing” at High Line in New York (2022), “As the days move into nights” at Diagonale in Montreal (2022), “A fire circle for a public hearing” at Chisenhale in London (2018), Vleeshal Middelburg (2019), and “I Lost Track of the Swarm” at South London Gallery (2016).

Selected group exhibitions include “Le souffle des ancetres” at the Biennale du Congo in Kinshasa (2022), “Temporary Atlas: Mapping the Self in the Art of Today” at Mostyn in Wales, “Future Generation Art Prize 2021” at the 59th Venice Biennale in Italy (2022), “Afterness at Art Angel London” in Orford Ness (2021), “Le centre ne peut tenir” at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris (2018), “Ten Days Six Nights” at Tate Modern in London (2017), and the “Diaspora Pavilion” at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017).

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A fire circle for a public hearing June 28, 29 & 30, 2022 Starting daily at 7pm


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...