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Matthew Pagoaga is a Los Angeles based artist and technologist. His work interprets datasets toward aesthetic revisualizations and embodied experiences utilizing a combination of mixed-media, technology, public art, and light and space installations. Matthew’s work probe elements of shared exploration, self-history, and collaborative play. At the same time, his work also interprets processes of archival degradation, social justice, and disruption. He is a past recipient of multiple Honoraria awards from the Burning Man organization, as well as from MOZAIK Philanthropy, the CalArts Commission on Sustainability (CCS), and others. Matthew is actively creating work that hybridizes gallery installation work with a post- studio, public art and sculpture practice.

Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions / Residencies

July 2021 – Torrance Art Museum Public Art Sculpture Project
January 2021 – CAMFA 2021 – Online Exhibition

August 2021 - Burning Man 2021

2021 - Art + Technology Mid-Residency Show

Select Past Exhibitions

August 2020 - Art Music Lit Space - 'Methods of Negotiation' - Virtual Exhibition

May 2020 - CalArts Expo 2020 - Virtual Exhibition - California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA
January 2020 - Art + Technology  Coaxial Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Burning Man 2018, I, Robot – 2018 –  Black Rock City, NV

Wonderland Exhibition - 2011 - - Wonderland Collective, NY

The Magic Lantern Show - 2011 -  - The Mercury Lounge, Manhattan NY

48 Hour Film Festival - 2010 - - Madison, WI

The Magic Lantern Show - 2010 -  - High Noon Saloon, Madison WI

The Magic Lantern Show on the Radio! - 2009 - 91.7 WSUM, Madison WI

The Los Angeles Film School Select Event - 2005 - Los Angeles, CA


2020 - California Institute of the Arts Commission for Sustainability (CCS) Grant for work "Pop Song"

2020 - California Institute of the Arts Student Union Metier Grant for work "Pop Song"

2020 - Mozaik Philanthropy Special Mention for work "Myself When I'm Not Real"

2019 - Burning Man Artist Honoraria for work "Parallel Self Embraced"

2018 - Burning Man Artist Honoraria for work "Cirrus"

2010 - 48-Hour Film Festival Audience Choice Award


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