Matthew Biederman situates his practice at the juncture of tactical media, radio, painting, design, performance, and art and technology. His works explore themes of perception, media saturation, and data systems from a multiplicity of perspectives.
Active since the mid-1990s, Matthew Biederman cut his teeth as a co-director of San Francisco's longstanding community media access center and exhibition space, Artist Television Access. He has consulted for a number of independent, highly recognised new media artists (including Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jim Campbell, and Julia Scher) and has served as the Technical Manager of the SFMOMA for several years working to install, conserve, and preserve one of the US' most extensive media arts collections. He also co-founded the Arctic Perspective Initiative, a non-profit, international group that promotes the creation of open authoring, communications, and dissemination infrastructures for the circumpolar region.
Biederman was the recipient of the Bay Area Artist Award in Video by New Langton Arts in 1999, First Place in the Visual Arts category of Slovenia's Break21 festival, and has served as artist-in-residence at a variety of institutions and institutes, including the Center for Experimental Television and CMU's CREATE lab. His works have been exhibited in the US, South America, Europe, and Japan, in a variety of festivals and venues such as 7 ATA Festival Internacional (Lima), the 11th Lyon Bienniale, the 2011 Québec Trienniale (Montréal’s Contemporary Art Museum), Montréal’s Digital Art Biennial (BIAN), Artissima (Turin, IT), the Moscow Biennale, Art and Alternative Visions (Tokyo), and Sonic Acts (NASA, Amsterdam). As a film and video maker, his works have been included in the FILE festival (Sao Paulo), New Forms Festival (Vancouver), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Paris/Berlin International Meetings, and the Chicago Underground Film Festival. His public works have been shown at the ZeroOne2006 Festival (San Jose US), the SCAPE Biennial in New Zealand as well as producing custom commissions. He has collaborated with musicians as a visual artist since 1999, performing at the historic Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, as well as Ars Electronica, AV Festival, Elektra, MUTEK, Futuresonic, FILE and many many more. His works are included in public, corporate, and private collections in North America.
Biederman is currently represented by Art45 and lives and works in Montréal, Québec.