Mélodie Mousset (FR)
Art Hub Residency (Participant)
Mélodie Mousset’s practice extends across a number of mediums, including installation, performance, photography, sculpture and virtual reality. Her research draws upon personal biography to produce playful and psychologically charged narratives that investigate the interactions between the self and technology.
Mousset’s work is often meant to challenge the senses; elements are juxtaposed and transformed to create eerie and whimsical assemblages in which the body becomes a site for physical and spiritual exchanges with technology.
Mélodie Mousset studied at the EBAR in Rennes, ECAL in Lausanne, Royal College of Art in London and completed her Masters of Fine Arts at CALARTS in Valencia. Her work has been exhibited at institutions and galleries worldwide, including CCS (Paris), MOCA (Los Angeles), Bund Museum (Shanghai), The Metropolitan Art Society (Beirut), SALTS (Basel) and recently at Helmhaus (Zurich).
She received the Swiss Art Award in 2015 and her latest multiplayer virtual reality artwork HanaHana, exhibited at Hek (Basel), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Zabludowicz Collection (London), Swissnex (San Francisco) among other venues, won eight awards, including a Golden Halo Award for “best artistic achievement” at VR Days Europe, “the best artistic experience” from Beijing VR Festival and recently the “Vision Awards” from VR Arles Festival (2019).
Mousset is a public speaker and a visiting professor. She founded HanaHana Gmbh in 2019 and co-founded Patch XR in 2020, a studio specialized in creating interactive music driven experiences for XR.