1981 · United Arab Emirates
Mélodie Mousset is a French artist who lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. Oscillating between virtual and physical realms Mousset's work focuses on the physicality of the human body and the potential virtuality of the mind. For her investigation around the body Mousset works with numerous media, including installation, performance, sculpture, photography, video and virtual reality.
Her works draw upon personal biography to produce playful and surrealist narratives that investigate the interactions between the self and technology. Her 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.
Mousset received the Swiss art award for her first VR installation “We were looking for ourselves in each other” in 2015. Her work features among international public and private collections, and has been exhibited at institutions and galleries worldwide, including MOCA Los Angeles, Kunsthaus Aargau, MAC Lyon, The Metropolitan Art Society Beirut, Zabludowicz Collection London, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, SALTS Basel and Last Tango Zurich.