Biography

Matthew Ledwidge is an artist and researcher from Toronto, Canada and a Master’s Candidate in the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology in the School of Architecture + Planning. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City and participated in SOMA Summer, Mexico City, Mexico.

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.

Contact

Email : ledwidge@mit.edu
Instagram : @matt_ledwidge

Education

2020 Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, MA, Master of Science in Art, Culture, and Technology
2016 The Cooper Union, New York, NY
BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2014 Gerrit Rietveld Academie,
Amsterdam, NL, Exchange, Fine Arts

Residencies & Fellowships

2020 Running with Concepts: The Mediatic Edition at Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Canada, Research Fellow 2020 Transmedia Storytelling Initiative, MIT, Cambridge, United States, Fialkow Fellow 2020 Reimagine, The Architectural League of New York, United States, Graduate Fellow 2019 Useful Fictions, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, Graduate Fellow 2019 SOMA Summer, Mexico City, Mexico, Artist in Residence 2019 The February School, MIT, Cambridge, United States,Experimental Open-Source School, Co-Organizer 2018 Schema for a School, The Shed, New York, NY, with Asad Raza, Jeff Dolven, and D. Graham Burnett 2017 Salzburg International Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria, On Seeking Incuriously, with Tony Chakar and Marwa Arsanios 2014 NEO New York, New York, NY, Workshop for Visual Thinking 2013 Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY, Exquisite Broken Circle: Suddenly a Chora

Selected Exhibitions

2020 Who Feels at Home in the Visible World?, online 2019 At the Margins: Experimental Engagements in Science, Literature, and the Arts, Viewpoint Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA 2019 Between the Qaiqab and Ballout, Sakiya, Ein Qiniya, Palestine (Curated by Nida Sinnokrot) 2019 Speed of Light, Galerie Hus, Paris, France (Curated by David Familian, Collaboration with Ragnhild Elisabeth) 2019 Which With its Waves, Gallery Elektrozavod, Moscow, Russia (Curated by Brianna Leatherbury ) 2019 Put That There, 77 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA, United States 2018 Ambient Memorial, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, United States 2018 Society for the Common and Good, GGG Atelierhaus, Basel, Switzerland (Collaboration with Anna Maria Balint, Curated by Alice Wilke) 2017 On Seeking Incuriously, Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg, Austria (Collaboration with Anna Maria Balint and Marina Resende Santos) 2016 We Want Bread and Roses, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, United States (Curated by Cristobal Lehyt ) 2016 Like a Perhaps Hand, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, United States (With Minh Bui and Pedram Sazesh) 2015 End of Year Show, The Cooper Union, New York, NY, United States 2014 Bird Fish In Between, Rietveld Pavilion, Amsterdam, Netherlands ( With Helle Lindskog and Rotem Gerstel ) 2012 Calloused, Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY, United States

Awards & Grants

2020 Transmedia Storytelling Intitiative Collaborative Grant, MIT 2020 Art, Culture and Technology Pilot Grant, MIT 2019 Art, Culture,and Technology Second Year Merit Fellowship, MIT 2019 Art, Culture and Technology Pilot Grant, MIT 2019 International Science and Technology Initiatives Mexico Grant, MIT 2019 Council for the Arts at MIT Grant 2018 Art, Culture and Technology Pilot Grant, MIT 2018 Council for the Arts at MIT Grant 2018 Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship, MIT School of Architecture and Planning 2017 Salzburg International Summer Academy Grant 2016 The Michael S. Vivo Memorial Prize for Excellence in Drawing, The Cooper Union 2014 James Craig and Irene Scala Designing with Type Award, The Cooper Union

Professional Experience

2020 Digital Collections Archive Assistant, Center for Advanced Visual Studies Archive, MIT 2020 Graduate Teaching Assistant, "Cinematic Migrations", with Professor Renée Green, MIT 2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant, "Introduction to Three-Dimensional Artwork", with Professor Tobias Putrih, MIT 2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant, "Synchronizations of Senses", with Professor Renée Green,MIT 2019 Visiting Critic, "Introduction to Artistic Experimentation", with Professor Matthew Mazzotta, MIT 2015 Assistant, The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, New York, United States 2015 Design Intern, The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Brooklyn, United States