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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 holds an M.F.A. in Art + Technology from California Institute of the Arts, and is actively creating work that hybridizes gallery installation work with a post-studio, public art and sculpture practice.
2021 - M.F.A. in Art + Technology with a specialization in Integrated Media
California Institute of the Arts
2019 - B.A. in Applied Arts & Media
Antioch University - Los Angeles
2006 - Immersion Filmmaking Program Certificate
The Los Angeles Film School
Select Past Exhibitions
May 2022 - CalArts Expo 2022 - California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA
January 2022 - Political Statement - Millipeani - Rome, IT
January 2022- GLAMFA 2021 - Long Beach, CA
December 2021 - On Media, Signals and Connections - Millipeani - Rome, IT
November 2021 - sanguin/e/ary - Solo Exhibition - California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA
October 2021 - Crossed Wires - Group Exhibition - California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA
September 2021 - This Is Me - The Art House Gallery - Online Exhibition
August 2021 - Digital Multiverse - Virtual Burning Man 2021 - Virtual Exhibition
August 2021 - Nomad - Group Exhibition - Torrance Art Museum - Torrance, CA
July/August 2021 - Ultra! - Group Exhibition - Torrance Art Museum - Torrance, CA
June 2021 - MOZAIK Future Art Awards - Virtual Exhibition
June 2021 - Now Trending - Online Exhibition - Palos Verdes Art Center - Palos Verdes, CA
May 2021 - Transitional Objects - Group Exhibition - 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
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, 2017 - Director's Guild of America
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