Fahamu PECOU

    A major figure in French contemporary art, Tania Mouraud was born in 1942 in Paris.

    From the late sixties, Tania Mouraud’s work has been part of a practice questioning the relationship between art and social ties using different mediums: painting, installation, photography, sound, video, performance, etc. She suggests adding a meditation room in our standard apartments (1968). She displays in the public space on 3 x 4 m panels her disagreement with a society glorifying having at the expense of the human (1977). She reflects on the decorative relationships between art and war, on the limits of perception with the help of writing by creating « words of form » (1989). Since 1998, she has been using photography, video and sound in a strong relationship with painting to question different aspects of history and the living.

    In 2015, the Centre Pompidou Metz devoted a retrospective monographic exhibition to her.