Matthew Ledwidge is an artist and researcher from Toronto, Canada. He holds a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from the MIT School of Architecture + Planning, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cooper Union. He has also participated in SOMA Summer, in Mexico City; was recently a MIT Transmedia Storytelling Initiative Fellow and is currently a Mediatic Edition Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, Blackwood Gallery.
His work is built around particular geographic and historical sites and uses structural intervention, installation, image, and sound to engage with the conditions of knowledge and attention in the built environment and scientific conventions of visual representation. Past projects have focused on the transmission of historical information at the site of a particular work, investigating conditions of obfuscation, the production of after-images, and the psychosomatic implications of particular disclosures.