Paul Maheke (1985, Brive-la-Gaillarde, France)
represented by Galerie Sultana and Goodman Gallery


Shortlisted 25th Fondation Pernod Ricard Prize

solo presentations
To Be Blindly Hopeful, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales

group shows
Politics of Light: Nikita Gale, Paul Maheke, Felix Gonzalez-Torres
, Tate Modern, UK
Drawing Biennial 2024, Drawing Room, London, UK
CORPS, Espace Culturel François Mitterand, Périgueux, FR
Permanent collection display, Tate Britain, London, UK


solo presentations
The Purple Chamber, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, IT
Ancestral Musing, Goodman Gallery, London, UK
The Origin of Death, Lafayette Anticipations x Festival d’Automne, Paris (performance)
Sènsa in collab. with Nkisi & Ariel Efraim Ashbel, HAU, Berlin, DE (performance)
The Origin of Death, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, NO (performance)

group shows
Shifted Realities, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague CZ
I see no difference between a handshake and a poem, Mendes Wood Paris, FR
Soleil Triste : La biennale du Territoire, MO.CO, Montpellier, FR
De leur temps (7)
, Frac Grand-Large, Dunkerque, FR
Le lac inconnu, Fondation Bally, Lugano, CH
The Difficult Art of Taking a Walk, CCA Berlin, DE
Common Place, g39, Cardiff, UK


Artist-in-residence Villa Albertine, Chicago, USA
Permanent collection display, Tate Britain, London, UK


solo presentations
We took a sip from the devil’s cup, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, IE
As The Days Move Into Nights, Diagonale, Montréal (QC), CA
You & I, Kunsthalle Bratislava, SK
A fire circle for a public hearing, High Line, New York City, USA (performance)

group shows
British Art Show 9
, curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar
Testament, Goldsmiths CCA, London, UK
Atlante Tempraneo, Fondazione Imago Mundi, Treviso, IT
Optical Alignment, MDT, Stockholm, SE (performance)
When I State That I am An Anarchist, curated Pierre Bal-Blanc, PLATO Ostrava, CZ
Bang Bang, Musée Tinguely, Basel, CH (performance)
Temporary Atlas, MOSTYN, UK
Hypernuit, Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux, FR
Breaking Waters, CAC Cincinnati, USA
A different now is close enough to exhale on you, curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town, ZA


Shortlisted Future Generation Art Prize 2021

solo presentations

Vanille Bleue
, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA
Taboo Durag
, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA (performance)
Page Not Found, Den Haag, NL
Taboo Durag, The Roberts Art Institute x Glasgow International, UK (performance)
The Mauve Hour, Sultana Summer Set, Arles, FR
Sènsa, Bourse de Commerce – Collection Pinault, Paris, FR (performance)

group shows
Future Generation Art Prize 2021
, PinchukArt Centre, Kyiv, UA
British Art Show 9
, curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar
An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance
, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, CA
Claro del Bosque
, Intersticio, Madrid, SP
(in)Visible, Malmö Konstmuseum, SE
Songs to the Suns
, Cabaret Voltaire x Monte Verità, Ascona, CH
Afterness, Artangel London, UK


PACT Zollverein Guest Fellowship 2020-2021

group shows
Crystal Clear
, Pera Museum, Istanbul, TU
La vie des tables
, Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, FR
Yesn’t, Galerie Sultana, Paris, FR
Miami Art Basel
, Galerie Sultana
I Like Them, They’re Nice, Nir Altman gallery, Munich, DE
La pleine lune dort la nuit
, Musée d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, FR
ACE Open x Recess Presents, AU (online)
La Clinique du Queer, cur. Thomas Conchou, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, FR
The Spectral Forest, Nida Art Colony, Nida, LT
Possédé.e.s, MO.CO, Montpellier, FR

In print
The year I stopped making art, UK/FR/MX/IT/CA/PL/USA
À tes eaux de nouveau, X-TRA Magazine, USA
SDUK 07: Tilting 1, Blackwood Gallery, CA
Nothing Gentle Will Remain, RCA Curating x OSE, London/Margate, UK (online)


Shortlisted Fondation Ricard 2019 Prize

solo shows
A fire circle for a public hearing
, Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL
OOLOI, Triangle France, Marseille, FR
Diable blanc, Galerie Sultana, Paris, FR
Levant, Ludlow38, NYC
Sènsa, in collab. with Nkisi and Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Performa 19, Abrons Arts Center, NYC

group shows and performances
Meetings on Art, performance program of the 58th Venice Biennale, IT
Transcorporealities, cur. Leonie Radine, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DE
Le fil d’alerte, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, FR
5th Block Universe Festival, London
The Distance is Nowhere, ICA Miami, Miami (performance in collab. with Sophie Mallett)
Get Up, Stand Up, cur. Zak Ové + Ceri Hand, Somerset House, London, UK
Elements of Vogue, Museo del Chopo, Mexico, MX
Soft Architectures, GOODMAN Gallery, Cape Town, SA


solo shows
A fire circle for a public hearing
, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Letter to a Barn Owl
, Kevin Space, Vienna, AT
Dans l’éther, là, ou l’eau, 6th Biennale de Rennes, Galerie Art & Essai, FR

group shows and performances
Manifest 12: Interspecies Public
Programme, Palermo, IT
Move, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Baltic Triennial 13: Give Up the Ghost
, Tallinn Art Hall, EE
Le centre ne peut tenir, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, FR
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi Danse, Brussels, BE
Body Ecologies, Fluent at Centro Botín, Santander, SP
Repeats (figures & infrastructures), Sixty Eight Institute, Copenhagen, DE
SHIFT, like the end and the way, Royal College of Art, London, UK
6th Biennale de Rennes, FR


solo shows
Acqua Alta, Galerie Sultana, Paris, FR
What Flows Through and Across, Assembly Point, London, UK
In Me Everything is Already Flowing, cur. Room E-1027, Center, Berlin, DE

group shows and performances
Ten Days Six Nights, cur. Catherine Wood and Andrea Lissoni, Tate Modern, UK
Diaspora Pavilion, cur. David A. Bailey, during 57th Venice Biennale, IT
artist-in-residence, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
Frieze London, Galerie Sultana, London, UK
Elements of Vogue, cur. Sabel Gavaldon + Manuel Segade, CA2M, Madrid, SP
(X)Fantasy, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Scamming, cur. Franziska Sophie Wildförster + Flavio Palasciano, Plazzo Lancia, Turin, IT
Partitions Performances, cur. Christian Alandete, Fondation Ricard, Paris, FR
A Gesture Towards Transformation, Tenderpixel, London, UK
Klub Fiesta, cur. Michal Novotný + Lumír Nykl, Plato, Ostrava, CZ
Posthuman Complicities, cur. Andrea Popelka and Lisa Stuckey, Akademie der Künste, Vienna, AT
La Pensée du Tremblement, cur. Diamètre, YGREC, Paris, FR
Opaque Poetics, Music Festival cur. Nkisi, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
The problem with having a body / is that it always needs to be somewhere, The Approach, London, UK
Habits of Care, cur. Helena Reckitt, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto, CA


solo shows
I Lost Track of the Swarm, South London Gallery, London, UK
Green Ray Turns Out To Be Mauve, Green Ray, London, UK

group shows and performances
No Ordinary Love, Sultana Gallery, Paris, FR
Paul Maheke: Unwritten Handbook, The Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (artist talk)
Ways of Living, cur. Arcadia Missa + @ Gaybar, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK (performance)
High Arousal, cur. Jonathan P. Watts, hosted at Union Pacific, London, UK
Hypersea, in collab. with Sophie Mallett, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (performance)
As Far As You Are Unconcerned, cur. Brenda Guesnet, The Showroom, London, UK (performance)
slope-tend-big, invit. Mathew Parkin, Grand Union, Birmingham, UK
And Then We Came, cur. W. Giovanni Gonzales, The White Cubicle (duo show w/ Vika Kirchenbauer)
Lock Eyes and Bare with Me, invit. Bedfellows, Tate Modern, London, UK (performance)
Festival de l’Inattention, cur. Sophie Lapalu, Glassbox, Paris, FR
I Would Have Done Everything for You/Gimme More, cur. Cédric Fauq, London, UK
Tableaux: a season of screenings and performances, Assembly Point, London, UK
HOWDY CHICAGO, cur. Filip Zezovski Lind + Joss Heierli, Royal College of Art Shuttle, London, UK
SQUAD, night of performance, cur. Paul Maheke+Nkisi+Cédric Fauq, South London Gallery, London, UK
A Gesture Towards Transformation, The Rebel Man Standard Festival, London, UK (performance)

Ruptures in Places, cur. Katy Orkisz, Association of British Insurers, London, UK
Agenda Salad, Open School East finale week, London, UK
A Night with Nkisi, a listening session/talk with Nkisi (NON Worldwide) about resisting power relationships operating at the intersection of class, race and gender in the music industry, Open School East, London, UK
Artist talk Dissections: Yinka Shonibare, DHC/ART, Montreal (QC), Canada
Resistance Is In The Cracks: a circular talk with Fannie Sosa, Open School East, London, UK
Residency with Open School East Associates, CAST, Helston, UK
ODRADEK, Les Instants Chavirés, cur. Mikaela Assolent + Flora Katz, Montreuil, France
Beyond Beyoncé: Use it like a bumper! a public conversation about Black feminism and Hip-Hop cultures, Open School East, London, UK
Moving-Up, commissioned by The Serpentine Galleries, London, UK
Artist-in-residence at Fonderie Darling in duo with Alice Didier Champagne, Montreal (QC), Canada
Parti(e) du Paysage, cur. Simon Cau, Simon Cau Gallery hosted by 60th Salon de Montrouge, France
Artist talk Proposal to form a group of domestic poets, Le 116, Montreuil, France

Re-former le monde visible, Le 116, cur. Marlène Rigler, Montreuil, France
Festival of minimal actions, cur. Thomas Geiger, Bruxelles, Belgique
Paysage Sauvage / Wilderness, Les Banquets du Château, cur. Marianne Lanavère, Centre International d’Art et du Paysage – Île de Vassivière, France
59th Salon de Montrouge, France

VIVA!, Centre CLARK, Montreal, Quebec
Si nous continuons à nous parler le même langage, nous allons reproduire la même histoire, Le Commissariat, Treize, cur. Mikaela Assolent + Flora Katz, Paris, France
Videoakt, French Institute, Barcelona, Spain
Supermarket 2013, LMDP crew, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

«Pratiques Furtives» : fragments d’une enquête, cur. Patrice Loubier, Skol art center, Montreal, Quebec

Domaine Public  with Ultralocal, Pornichet, Loire-Atlantique, France
Mille Feuillets, La Vitrine, Drawing Now Paris I, Paris, France


Villa Albertine, Chicago, 2023
Acme Fire Station, London, 2020-2021
Nida Art Colony, Lithuania, 2019
Davidoff Arts Initiative, the Dominican Republic, 2018
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR, 2017
South London Gallery, UK, 2015 – 2016
TeachBack!, ImPulsTanz, Vienna, AT
Fonderie Darling, Montreal (QC), Canada, 2015
Gateway Academy, commissioned by The Serpentine Galleries, London, UK, 2015
Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Vassivière, France, 2014
Résidence de la Ville de Montrouge, France, 2014
Homsession, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
Villa Pan, Hors les Murs programme, French Institute, Suzhou, China, 2010


Open School East, London, UK, 2015
DNSEP (Masters program art practice) — École nationale supérieure d’arts de Cergy, 2011
DNAP (B.A art practice)  — École nationale supérieure d’arts de Cergy, 2009
DMA gravure taille-douce (B.A etching)— École Estienne, Paris, 2007

Public collections

Tate, UK
Art Council Collection, UK
Liverpool Walker Gallery, UK
Frac Grand Large, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, FR
Frac Nouvelle Aquitaine – Méca, FR
Neues Museum Nürnberg, DE
DeMontford University collection, GB


Thinking Time, 2020
Grants for the Arts, British Art Council, 2019
FNAGP, 2018
Fluxus Fund, 2015 – 2017
Ministry of Culture, ADAGP, City of Montrouge for Salon de Montrouge, 2014

Presse and publications

Roven 17, 2023
Prime, Phaidon, 2022
British Art Show 9 catalogue, 2021
Fotograf #39, July 2021
Artforum, Déc. 2021
Balcony Journal, 2021
Wallpaper*, 2021
Possédé.e.s, MO.CO, 2020
Elements of Vogue, CA2M, 2020
Transcorporealities, Museum Ludwig, 2020
Klima, issue 03
Limbo, issue 01
Numéro, Sept. 2020
Wallpaper*, Sept. 2020
Frieze magazine, issue 213, Sept. 2020
X-TRA, Spring 2020
Art and Queer Culture, Phaidon, 2019
Flash Art, Fall 2019
Numero Art, Fall 2019
M – Le Monde, September 2019
Revue 02, Summer 2019
Performance in Contemporary Art, Tate Publishing, 2018
Artforum, April 2018
Mousse Magazine, April-May 2018
Kaleidoscope, April 2018
Revue 02, Summer 2017
Artpress n°446, 2017
The Perfect School, The Serpentine Galleries, 2017
Agent Double #2, 2016
D’un abandon à l’autre, text by Paul Maheke, Inter Art Actuel, Presse du Réel, 2015
Manuel Fanzine, Parade, 2015
Le Quotidien de l’Art, n°678, text by Cédric Aurelle, 2014
59th Salon de Montrouge, exhibition catalogue, text by Daniel Bosser, 2014
Arts Magazine n°87, feature by François Quintin, Paris, France, 2014
We can’t wait for better times, Barcelona, Spain 2013
Manuel #3, Glassbox, Paris, France, 2013
Remedy Paper, Brussel, Belgium, 2012
Speak Word le Journal de la Triennale #3, groupe LMDP, editor in chief Abdellah Karroum, Paris, France, 2012
Les artistes en leur monde III, Marie-Paule Nègre, 2012
Drawing Now Paris I catalogue, 2011