Tania Mouraud, (born January 2, 1942 in Paris), is a contemporary French artist.
Her work takes many different forms, while remaining based on a real social engagement and ontological questioning; she mobilizes the viewer's sense of self and the world in which he lives.
An autodidact, Tania Mouraud began her artistic career very young with Initiation rooms, spaces dedicated to introspection. In the 1970s, through an analytical and intellectual approach, Tania Mouraud combined art and philosophy in a work based primarily on words, and later on their typography, which give a meaning itself.
During the same period, she continued to grow her series of photographs. In the late 1990s, she created her first videos. The themes of anguish and responsibility in the world are the basis of her videos and draw inspiration from her life that has been marked by mourning; "... In my artistic work, from the beginning, this obsession is really something fundamentally intimate that I share with the public."
Working in the video field has encouraged Tania Mouraud to radicalize her work through sound. After some concerts with the group Unité de Production she founded in 2002, Tania Mouraud embarked on live solo performances. Her video installations, including Ad Infinitum (2008) or Ad Nauseam (2014) and her collaboration with the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique (Ircam) marked a turning point in her work.
March 4, 2015 marks the debut of Tania Mouraud. A Retrospective. This is the first major monographic exhibition of the artist and was shown at the Centre Pompidou-Metz. This retrospective will be accompanied by nine other exhibitions in Metz in nine different places like the Regional Contemporary Art Fund of Lorraine (Frac Lorraine) and at the Galerie d'Exposition de l'Arsenal, creating a veritable journey through the city.