Tara Mateik

Moving Image, 2008

Tara Mateik is the founder of The Society of Biological Insurgents (SBI), an embryonic cell organization that wages strategic operations to overthrow institutions of compulsory gender. In his videos and performances he typecasts himself as theoretical and cultural transvestites from pop music, competitive sport and weird science. Mateik’s work has been exhibited at venues that include The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Roebling Hall and Reena Spaulings in New York, the Black Maria Film Festival and LACE in Los Angeles. His awards include a three-year fellowship at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an Electronic and Film Art Grant from the Experimental Television Center.