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Matthew C. Wilson is an American filmmaker, artist, researcher, writer, and occasional curator based in the Netherlands. In his videos, sculptures, and installations viewers meet a range of agents—mercurial materials, non-humans, personae, and inter-subjective entities—entangled with natural processes and shape-shifting historical forces. His projects utilize research-oriented, site-specific, and methodologically eclectic approaches to track the inertia of modernity through contemporary ecological crises 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, and the Terra Foundation Summer Residency, among others.

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. Exhibitions of Wilson’s work include: Galeria SKALA, Poznań, PL; 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 is currently a tutor at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, NL, in the F for Fact master’s program and the 2024 Artist-in-Residence at NIAS/KNAW - The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study / Academy of Arts in Amsterdam, NL where he will research the interconnected futures of AI, synthetic biology, and film.