In his videos, performances, and assemblage, Tara Mateik casts himself as theoretical and cultural transvestites from media culture, competitive sport, and weird science. Rather than passive recreations of the past, these reenactments serve as political interventions into our understanding of history. His work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony, Creative Capital Foundation, and the Franklin Furnace Fund and exhibited at MoMA PS1, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Dixon Place, The Kitchen, Participant Inc., Reena Spaulings, Aurora Pictures (Houston), and the Oberhausen Short Film Festival (Germany). Mateik’s videos are distributed by Video Data Bank. He is an Associate Professor in the Media Culture Department at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.


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