Matthew C. Wilson is an American artist, filmmaker, and researcher based between the Netherlands and Finland. In his videos, sculptures, and installations viewers meet a range of agents—mercurial materials, sites, non-humans, personae, and inter-subjective entities—that are entangled with natural processes and shape-shifting historical forces. His projects utilize research-based, site-specific, and methodologically eclectic approaches to track the inertia of Modernity through contemporary ecological crisis and into speculative futures.

Wilson holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. He has been a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program and numerous residencies including the Jan van Eyck Academie, Skowhegan, CSAV - Artists’ Research Laboratory at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Tabakalera Artistic Research Residency, Terra Foundation Summer Residency.

His film/video work has screened on Vdrome.org as well as at IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, ES, Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro, BR among others. Recent exhibitions include: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL; Marres, Maastricht NL; GMK/Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, HR; Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool, UK; The Brooklyn Rail Curatorial Projects, Brooklyn, New York, US.

Wilson was most recently a Visiting Researcher/Artist in Residence at Aalto University in Helsinki, FI (see this interview about the research/project). He is currently 2020 a tutor in the temporary masters program “F for Fact” at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL.

Currently supported by Mondriaan Fonds through the Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent/Proven Talent Grant.