American artist Matthew Biederman (b.1972, Chicago) creates works where light, space and sound reflect on the intricacies of perception. He has been exploring themes of perception, media saturation and data systems from a multiplicity of perspectives since the mid-nineties. In 2007, he co-founded the Arctic Perspective Initiative with Marko Peljhan, a non-profit international group of individuals and organisations whose goal is to promote the creation of open authoring, communications and dissemination infrastructures for the circumpolar region. Working at the juncture of art, science and community, Arctic Perspective Initiative have exhibited worldwide.
Biederman has participated in residencies at institutions including the Center for Experimental Television, New York, Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab, Pittsburgh, and the Wave Farm, New York. He was recipient of the Bay Area Artist Award in Video by New Langton Arts in 1999, and won First Place in the Visual Arts category of Slovenia’s Break21 festival. His works have been exhibited internationally in the US, South America, Europe and Japan including at festivals and biennales such as: 7 ATA Festival Internacional, Lima; the 11th Lyon Biennale, France; Quebec Triennale, Canada, 2011; Montreal Biennale, Musée des Arts Contemporain, 2014; Biennale of Digital Art, BIAN, Montreal; Artissima, Turin; Moscow Biennale, Art and Alternative Visions, Tokyo; and Sonic Acts, NASA, Amsterdam, among others. As a film and video maker, his works have been included in the FILE festival, Sao Paulo; New Forms Festival, Vancouver; the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Paris/Berlin; International Meetings, and the Chicago Underground Film Festival. His public works have been shown at the ZeroOne2006 Festival, San Jose, US; the SCAPE Biennial, New Zealand, and has produced numerous commissions. Since 1999, Biederman has also collaborated with musicians with performances at the historic Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, Ars Electronica, AV Festival, Elektra, Mutek, Futuresonic, FILE, among others. His works are included in public, corporate and private collections in North America.
Biederman lives and works in Montreal, Canada.