For a full list of projects please see: www.mbiederman.com
b. 1972, Chicago Heights, IL, USA
Matthew Biederman works with the electromagnetic spectrum as base
material in all of his explorations. He explores questions surrounding
the spectrum from policy to perception through tactical media projects,
performances, installations, and workshops. Biederman was the recipient
of the Bay Area Artist Award in Video by New Langton Arts in 1999,
First Place in the Visual Arts category of Slovenia’s Break21 festival,
and has served as artist-in-residence at the Center for Experimental
Television on numerous occasions.
His installations have been exhibited worldwide in a variety of
festivals and venues such as 7th ATA Fesitval (Lima, Peru), Oboro
(Montreal), ZeroOne (San Jose) and the SCAPE Biennial of Art in Public
Space (Christchurch, New Zealand) As a film and video maker, his works
have been included in, among others, the FILE festival (Sao Paulo), New
Forms Festival (Vancouver), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Paris/Berlin
International Meetings, and the Chicago Underground Film Festival.
As a performer, he has developed his work through various settings to
stimulate new work methodologies, via site-specific works at SIGGRAPH
and DARE-DARE, residencies at the Makrolab, and various other projects.
He has worked alongside numerous musicians since 1999, performing at
the historic Theatre du Chatelet (Paris), Ars Electronica (Linz), the
AV Festival (Newcastle), Hipersonica (Rio de Janeiro) and many others.
Since 2004 he has participated on a long-term collaboration with the
Projekt Atol / PACT Systems team performing and developing the visual
display systems for their Signal-Sever! / SCATTER! / Spektr! events.
These performances have been featured at festivals such as Futuresonic
(UK), ISEA (Helsinki/Singapore), Nuit Blanche (Paris), and La Batie
(Geneva). As a visualist, his performances have been featured at
festivals such as Elektra (Montreal), MUTEK (Montreal), Flow
(Helsinki), and Version (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago).
He is currently engaged in the Arctic Perspective Initiative working towards the construction of free, open information sharing
infrastructures for the circumpolar region. Please see: http://www.arcticperspective.org
Biederman is currently represented by Art45 and lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.
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