Matthew Ledwidge is an artist working with site-specific installations, photography, sculpture, web projects, and video. His work engages with the historical conditions of the production of knowledge, imagination, and attention. He uses simulation technologies to explore the agency of technical models and their artistic and political effects. His recent projects have incorporated urban simulation models, climate sensors, photogrammetry, and architectural rendering to explore the epistemology of images and histories of attention in the built environment.

He holds a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT School of Architecture + Planning, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cooper Union. He is currently the Programming Coordinator at e-flux. He was recently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Architecture in New York City, MIT Transmedia Storytelling Fellow, University of Toronto Blackwood “Mediatic Edition” Fellow, and New England Foundation for the Arts Public Art Learning Fund recipient. Exhibitions of his work include the Taipei Artist Village, Taipei; Sakiya Foundation, Ramallah; Gallery Elektrozavod, Moscow; Viewpoint Gallery, Irvine; GGG Atelierhaus, Basel; and Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo. He has presented at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, EPFL; Lausanne; and SOMA, Mexico City.


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2020 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA,
MS in Art, Culture, and Technology
2019 SOMA Summer,
Mexico City
2016 The Cooper Union
New York, NY
BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2014 Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Amsterdam, NL

Residencies & Fellowships

2022 The Institute for Public Architecture, New York, NY 2021 Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan 2021 Blackwood Gallery, Running with Concepts: The Mediatic Edition, Research Fellow 2020 MIT Transmedia Storytelling Initiative, Cambridge, United States, Fialkow Fellow 2020 The Architectural League of New York, Graduate Fellow 2019 Ecole Polytechnique, Useful Fictions Symposium, Paris 2019 The February School, MIT, Cambridge 2018 The Shed, Schema for a School, New York 2017 On Seeking Incuriously, Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg, Salzburg 2014 NEO New York, New York City 2013 Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park

Selected Exhibitions

2021 Unbounded: Transmedia Storytelling, MIT, Cambridge 2021 Exploring the Undefined, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei 2020 Who Feels at Home in the Visible World?, Online 2019 At the Margins: Experimental Engagements in Science, Literature, and the Arts,
Viewpoint Gallery, Irvine
2019 Between the Qaiqab and Ballout, Sakiya, Ramallah 2019 Speed of Light, Galerie Hus, Paris 2019 Which With its Waves, Gallery Elektrozavod, Moscow
(Curated by Brianna Leatherbury )
2019 Put That There, 77 Vassar Street, Cambridge 2018 Society for the Common and Good, GGG Atelierhaus, Basel
(With Anna Maria Balint, Curated by Alice Wilke)
2017 On Seeking Incuriously, Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg 2016 We Want Bread and Roses, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York City 2016 Like a Perhaps Hand, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York City
(With Minh Bui and Pedram Sazesh)
2014 Bird Fish In Between, Rietveld Pavilion, Amsterdam 2012 Calloused, Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY, United States

Presentations & Lectures

2021 Deep City: Climate, Democracy and the Digital. "New Material Agencies" Panelist, The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne 2021 Taipei Artist Village, Bamboo Room, Taipei 2020 “An interface of anticipated care”, Virtuality and the Affect of Environments, Running With Concepts: The Mediatic Edition, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga

Awards & Grants

2022 Public Art Learning Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts 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