Mathieu Bohet


Mathieu Bohet lives and works in Paris. In 2001, he joined the School of Fine Arts in Rennes under the direction of Jacques Sauvageot. He met artists who use video while highlighting the artist’s gesture. He has worked with Marcel Dinahet, Luc Larmor, Lydie Jean-Dit-Panel, and Robert Cahen. During a student exchange he discovered the classes of BartolomĂ© Ferrando, Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia. This meeting confirmed his interest in action art. With other artists from Valencia, he founded the association Sinberifora which aims to promote action art. He helped to organize the performance cycle entitled “Arrt d’acccio” which allows three performance artists meet every month. 

He holds a DNSEP at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia, where in 2009 he wrote his master’s thesis on the topic of performance in relation to the idea of metamorphosis of narrative and image-movement. Often using video in performance as a strategy to play with the boundaries of fiction and reality, his actions are engaged with social or political concepts that address the psychology around archetypal figures. In addition to his personal practice, he has developed several projects with the Action Group ESOC and recently delved into experimental music with the band Romatkin.

Art Nomade

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to be partnering with Art Nomade – International Meeting of Performance Art of Chicoutimi to present four of the festival’s artists in Toronto. Founded in 2007, Art Nomade takes place once every two years in Saguenay, Quebec. Curated by Francis O’Shanghnessy, Art Nomade also serves as a networking platform that works with partner organizations to present invited artists in regional and provincial artist-run centers, galleries and museums.

October 25 @ 8:00pm: Henri Louis Chalem, Danny Gaudreault
October 26 @ 8:00pm: Lynn Lu, Mathieu Bohet

October 27 @ 3:00pm

Partners for this edition of Art Nomade include La Pulperie (Chicoutimi), Langage Plus (Alma), Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh (Mashteuiatsh), Caravansérail (Rimouski), VIVA! Art Action (Montreal), Praxis Art Actuel (Sainte-Thérèse), Le Lieu (Quebec), L’Oeil de Poisson (Quebec), Folie/Culture (Quebec), Gallery 101 (Ottawa), AXENEO7 (Gatineau), Galerie SAW Gallery (Ottawa), and FADO Performance Art Centre (Toronto).

Art Nomade is an international meeting of regional, provincial, and international performance artists, showcasing the breadth and depth of contemporary performance art. Founded in 2007 by performance artist and Artistic Director, Francis O’Shaughnessy, the Meeting is produced by the artist-run center Espace Virtuel. Art Nomade takes place every two years in Saguenay, Quebec. The Meeting consists of a series of evening events during which 3-5 performances are presented. To compliment these performances, parallel events are scheduled, such as conferences, lectures and workshops, facilitated by the participating artists. The Meeting also serves as a networking platform that allows the artists to perform in different artist-run centers, galleries and museums both on the provincial and national levels.

Art Nomade is spreading its wings this year by proposing a two-week program in Chicoutimi, doubling the one-week schedule of first two editions, and a networking platform program that will run throughout the month of October. Taking place at the magnificent patrimonial site, the Pulperie de Chicoutimi, the Meeting will present no less than twenty artists from four continents, which will represent the most important international presence that Art Nomade has ever programmed. The Meeting’s new deployment will also take place into the networking platform. Therefore, the 2013 edition proposes to double the number of partners and to perform in 15 to 20 different sites throughout Quebec and Canada. This networking strategy considerably increases the notoriety and the visibility of the event itself, that of the artists, as well as that of the partners. The Meeting also participates actively in the promotion of performance art throughout the country. Therefore, in terms of pan-Canadian diffusion, Art Nomade becomes one of the most important performance art festivals in Canada.

The 3rd edition of Art Nomade takes place from October 1-31, 2013.

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer