Franco Mattes

Emerging Fields, 2016

Eva and Franco Mattes are Italian born artists, they live and work in New York. Their medium is a combination of internet, video and performance. Their work explores the ethical and moral issues arising when people interact remotely, especially through social media, often creating situations where it is difficult to distinguish reality from simulation. Solo exhibition venues include Essex Flowers, New York; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Carroll/Fletcher, London; Site, Sheffield; PNCA, Portland. Group exhibition highlights include White Chapel, London (2016); Sundance Film Festival (2012); MoMA PS1, New York (2009); Performa, New York (2009, 2007); National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2008); The New Museum, New York (2005); Manifesta 4, Frankfurt (2002) and the Venice Biennale (2001). Mattes’s work has been written about in Artforum, Frieze Magazine, e-flux Journal, The New York Times, The Guardian. They are faculty at the SVA MFA Fine Arts department.