Caroline Mesquita

Caroline Mesquita (born 1989 in Brest, lives and works in Marseille) is a sculptor and video artist, mainly working with metal. She creates sculptures like airplanes, spaceships and motorcycles, all journey in the direction of a radical imagination. Raw material provides the spark that animates her narrative engagement with notions of science fiction, religion, embodiment, transformation, sensuality, and sociability. Mesquita's works are darkened, patinated and roughly textured through an oxidation process. With this technique, Mesquita manipulates the metal like a form of painting. These material transformations provide a format for storytelling about the human experience and the directness of action and exchange in relationships. Either around or using her metallic creations, she also creates videos, sound environments and performance films in which she appears herself. Caroline Mesquita is the winner of the 2017 Prize of the Fondation d'entreprise Ricard.

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Caroline Mesquita - The Ballad
bilingual edition (English / French)
Cura. - Cura.books
The catalogue of the eponymous exhibition by Caroline Mesquita, published on the occasion of her Fondation Ricard Prize. The French artist works primarily with metal, creating sculptures and staged video with strong narratives.

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