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Patrick Mascaux
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PATRICK MASCAUX

(EN)

Patrick Mascaux is an architect by training (La Cambre - Brussels - Belgium).
After his studies, he stays for several years in Mexico City as an architect. Then back to Europ,
and following his meeting with the sculptor and videographer Christine Wilmès, he devotes himself exclusively to image and photography.

Under the name of ''Wilmes & Mascaux'', the duo W&M is moving towards the study of sites characterized by the notion of abandonment,
deserted and survival in Mexico, USA, Australia, South East Asia and Europe (www.patrickmascaux.com + www.wilmesmascaux.com).

Everyday stories on a dying planet ...

The work has been presented in museums, galleries, contemporary art fairs and festivals in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Canada, Australia & USA.

(FR)

Patrick Mascaux est architecte de formation (La Cambre - Bruxelles - Belgique).
Après ses études, il séjourne plusieurs années à Mexico comme architecte. Ensuite, de retour en Europe,
et suite à sa rencontre avec la sculpteur(e) et vidéaste Christine Wilmès, il se consacre exclusivement à l'image et à la photographie.

Sous l’appellation ''Wilmes & Mascaux'', le duo W&M s'oriente vers l'étude de sites caractérisés par la notion d'abandon, de déserté et de survivance
au Mexique, aux USA, en Australie, en Asie du Sud Est et en Europe (www.patrickmascaux.com + www.wilmesmascaux.com).

Histoires quotidiennes et dérisoires d'une planète agonisante ...

Le travail a été présenté en musées, galeries, foires d'art contemporain et festivals, en Belgique, Luxembourg, France, Canada, Australie & USA.

(ES)

Patrick Mascaux es arquitecto de formacion (La Cambre - Bruselas - Belgica).
Despues de sus estudios estuvo varios años en Mexico como arquitecto. Luego de regreso en Europa,
y tras su encuentro con la escultora y videasta Christine Wilmès, se dedico exclusivamente a la imagen y la fotografia.

Bajo el nombre ''Wilmes & Mascaux'', el duo W&M se dedico al estudio de sitios caracterizados por la nocion de abandono, de desierto y de
superviviencia en Mexico, en Estados-Unidos, en Australia, en el sudeste asiatico y en Europa (www.patrickmascaux.com + www.wilmesmascaux.com).

Historias cotidianas y insignificantes de un planeta moribundo ...

El trabajo ha sido presentado en museos, galerias, ferias de arte contemporaneo y festivales en Belgica, Luxemburgo, Francia, Canada, Australia y USA.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (PM + W&M)

2018

- ''Pussy'', SPACE Collection, as part of BIP, Photo Biennial, Liège, Belgium

2017

- ''Showroom Robin Pourbaix'', Hôte Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2014

- Centrale for Contemporary Art, ''Distant Proximity'', Brussels, Belgium

2012

- WALK#1, installation "Valentine – TX", as part of "Micro Foto Festival WALK", Brussels, Belgium

2011

- La Générale - Art Center, ‘’The Shortest Day’’, video & performance event, projection of W&M videos selection (28min), Paris, France

2010

- BOZAR, group show CANVAS COLLECTIE - RTBF COLLECTION, distantPARADISE (Trinity Triptich Installation), Brussels, Belgium

2006

- Minnesota Center for Photography, “Hand in Hand, Domestic and Creative Partnerships in the Digital Age”, Minneapolis, USA

2004

- “DESERT” - 6th International Video and Electronic Art Manifestation, official selection of ''Stopping Time'' video, Montreal, Canada

2003

- Art Brussels, Contemporary Art Fair, Marijke Schreurs Gallery booth, Brussels, Belgium

2002

- Art Brussels, Contemporary Art Fair, Marijke Schreurs Gallery booth, Brussels, Belgium
- Le Botanique - ''Museum'', ''Landscape'' (Belgian Focus as part of the British Council exhibition), Brussels, Belgium

2001

- La Maison de Marijke Schreurs Gallery, “Mosaïque de chambres”, Brussels, Belgium

2000

- Museum of Fine Arts, “160 years of photography in Region Nord-Pas-De-Calais”, Tourcoing, France
- Gallery Dexia Bank, "Axion Art”, Passage 44, Brussels, Belgium 1996
- Museum of Fine Arts of Verviers, “The Meridian of Verviers” or ''the Reading of the Earth in Contemporary Art'', Verviers, Belgium

1995

- Atelier 340, ''340 is 15 years old'', Brussels, Belgium

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PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS (W&M)

2012

- Julien, ''SECRET ZONE'', Brussels, Belgium
- Art Brussels, Contemporary Art Fair, personal installation ''distantPARADISE'' on official booth of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
- La Charcuterie Art Center, ''WANDERINGS or the Kronosaurus of Richmond'', Brussels, Belgium

2008

- Nei Liicht Art Center, ‘’distant PARADISE’’, Dudelange, Luxemburg
- Espace 251 Nord, ‘’FICTIONS’’, Liège, Belgiu

2007

- "(H)Art an der Grenze" - "Pôle Européen Culturel", as part of Luxemburg 2007, European Capital of Culture, Aubange, Belgium

2006

- "Pays de Geminiacum, Exchanges Areas / Collective Memory", photo-video installation, as part of Heritage Open Days 2006, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium

2005

- Museum of photography in Charleroi, ''STILLLIFE'', Charleroi, Belgium

2002

- 24hrArt – Contemporary Art Center, ''TIME_LINE'', Darwin, NT, Australia
- La Maison de Marijke Schreurs Gallery, ''TIME_LINE'', Brussels, Belgium

2001

- CIVA, International Center for City, Architecture & Landscape, ''Time & Chaos'', Brussels, Belgium

1999

- Museum of Wallon, “St Georges Space”, “Traces”, as part of the 2d biennial of photography, Liège, Belgium
- Museum of photography in Charleroi, ''Traces'', Charleroi, Belgium

1997

- Dazibao - Centre de photographies actuelles, "Deserted Traces", "Mois de la Photo'', Montreal, Canada
- The Botanique Gallery, ''Traces of Oblivion'', Brussels, Belgium

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PRIZES & GRANTS (W&M)

2010

- First Prize" of the national belgian visual arts contest ''Canvas Collectie - Collection RTBF 2010'', ''distantPARADISE - Trinity Triptich Installation'', Brussels

1996

- Belgium State Grant ''Creation Support'', Communauté française de Belgique'', ''Australian Landscapes Surveys'', Brussels, Belgium

1993

- Foundation SPES Grant, ''Mexican Landscapes Surveys'', Brussels, Belgium

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ACQUISITIONS (W&M)

Various private collections in Belgium (from 1995 to now)

2012

- National Found for Contemporary Art (CNAP), photographs "Trinity", "Ravenswood'Stairs", "Dingo", Paris, France

2008

- Art Centers City of Dudelange, photo diptychs ''50-USA-CA'' and ''56-USA-CA'', Dudelange, Luxemburg

2006

- ''Pays de Geminiacum'', Cities of Pont-à-Celles and Bons-Villers, Belgium, photographic murals ''Arsenal and Geminiacum'', Pont-à-Celles, Belgium

2005

- Museum of photography in Charleroi, photo diptych ''70-AUS-QLD'', Charleroi, Belgium

1999

- Museum of photography in Charleroi, Site ''48-BEL-HAI'', Charleroi, Belgium