Mathilde Villeneuve


Independent curator.

Mathilde Villeneuve is artistic director of the Buda arts center (Kortrijk, Belgium) since 2019, a place for research, creation and presentation of the living arts.
She co-directed with Dora Garcia and Alexandra Baudelot, from 2013 to 2018 Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, a place of research and experimentation in art open to all artistic fields, which strives to create for artists the conditions for the emergence of singular forms, where art is articulated with current social and political concerns. Practice and theory are combined to dig, as freely as possible, the furrows of a common thought.
She has accompanied vast and prolific projects, including those of visual artists and filmmakers Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson (common infra/ctions), visual artists and performers Romana Schmalisch (The choreography of work) and Yael Davids (The distance between V and W), performers and choreographers Myriam Lefkowitz (Walk, Hands, Eyes – Aubervilliers), Adva Zakai (The puzzle is not a solitary game) or Remy Héritier and Léa Bosshard (The use of the ground).
From 2006 to 2012, she coordinated the external projects of the École Nationale Supérieure d’arts Paris-Cergy and programmed its Parisian exhibition space, La Vitrine, including group and solo exhibitions by Simon Boudvin, Oystein Ossan, Olivier Dollinger, Cyril Verde, Cyril Dietrich, Franck Leibovici.
She is also an independent curator and art critic (for art journals, magazines and the online media AOC). In collaboration with Virginie Bobin she co-edited Re-publications, published by Archive Books (Berlin) in 2012, which analyzes artistic practices consisting in the re-circulation of confiscated historical information. With Claire Moulène, she edited in 2008 a residency book of the Ateliers des Arques (Edition B42).