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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 probes 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. Matthew's work has been jury-selected in the Mozaik Future Art Awards in both 2020 and 2021, won multiple Honoraria awards from the Burning Man organization, received a grant from the CalArts Commission on Sustainability (CCS), as well received other honorariums and awards. Matthew is actively creating work that hybridizes gallery installation work with a post-studio, public art and sculpture practice.

Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions / Residencies

Nov 23rd - Dec 8th 2021 - On Media, Signals and Connections - LoosenArt - Millipeani - Rome, IT

August 2022 - Burning Man 2022

Select Past Exhibitions

August 2021 - Nomad - Torrance Art Museum - Torrance, CA

July/August 2021 - Ultra! - Torrance Art Museum - Torrance, CA

June 2021 - Now Trending - Online Exhibition - Palos Verdes Art Center - Palos Verdes, CA

May 2021 - Transitional Objects - JACCC, Los Angeles, CA

April 2021 - Feeler Gauge Film Festival - Online Exhibition

April 2021 - CalArts Spring Event 2021 - California Institute of the Arts - Online Exhibition - Valencia, CA

March 2021 - A Digital Art Salon - San Luis Obispo Museum of Art - San Luis Obispo, CA
January 2021 – CAMFA / GLAMFA 2021 – Online Exhibition

August 2020 - Digital Multiverse - Online Exhibition

August 2020 - Methods of Negotiation- Art Music Lit Space - Online Exhibition

June 2020 - MOZAIK Future Art Awards 2020 - Online Exhibition

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

August 2018 - Burning Man 2018, I, Robot - Black Rock City, NV

October 2011 - Wonderland Exhibition - Wonderland Collective, NY

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

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

Speaking Engagements

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

October, 2019 - California Institute of the Arts - Film School

August, 2019 - Director's Guild of America

March, 2019 - Producer's Guild of America

November, 2018 - American Film Institute

November, 2018 - Columbia College Hollywood

October, 2018 - University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts

August, 2019 - Director's Guild of America

Awards

2021 - Mozaik Philanthropy Future Art Award for work "Pop Song"

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