Biography

Matt Gingold is an Australian electronic artist and audiovisual designer. With a practice that spans performance and installation contexts, his solo and collaborative works have received critical and popular acclaim.

As a collaborative artist working on screen, stage, community and interactive projects he has helped to create award-winning works that integrate technology with contemporary narratives, often bridging cultural, technical and artistic divides.

As a solo artist his work interrogates the effects and affects of technology. Fascinated by the role it plays in the production of desire, perception and identity, Gingold is also deeply wary of technology. Whilst it is often the context, means and subject of his works, his practice emerges from this ambivalence about technology, consumer culture and the commercialization of knowledge.

The beauty and magic of technology are always evident in his distinctive works. But so too are technology’s false promises, failures and potential for abuse and alienation.

His work has been widely presented nationally and internationally, including at Ars Electronica (Austria), Werkleitz (Germany), Medialab-Prado (Slovenia), Teatro Mayor (Columbia), MOCA Taipei (Taiwan), Expo Bicentenario (Mexico), Seoul Festival (Korea), Melaka Festival (Malaysia), Simon Fraser University (Canada), OneArtSpace (NY), MONA’s Festival of Music and Art (TAS), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (WA), Malthouse (VIC), Sydney Theatre Company (NSW), Carriageworks (NSW), Brown’s Mart (NT), Melbourne Museum (VIC) and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia (ACT).

Gingold has also been received several prestigious awards, residencies and fellowships, including being Artist in Resident at Ars Electronica’s FutureLab (Austria, 2012), Media-Lab Prados’ Interactivos (Slovenia, 2012), a workshop participant at CTM Transmedialle Hacklab (Berlin, 2019) and Yamaguchi Centre for Media Arts Inter-Lab (Japan, 2008), and a lead artist on many projects including, Aphid’s, Atelier Eden OzCo Arts Lab (2011-12).

He has also won a Green Room Award for Best Video Design (Calpurnia Descending, 2014) and a Prix Ars Electronica Distinction in Interactive Media (It’s A Jungle In Here, 2012).

Since 2012 he has also been increasingly working in the academic and scientific context as a machine learning and computer vision researcher investigating new algorithms for image classification and generation, human user interaction and performance.

He has been appointed an Honorary Research Fellow at both the School For Interactive Art and Technology at Simon Fraser University (Canada, 2012-2014) and at The Open University (2017-2018).

He holds a Bachelor of Media Arts with Distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and has also studied Law, Science, Humanities (Melbourne University) and Electronic Design and Interactive Media (RMIT).

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