Matt White is an artist and lecturer. His work has been shown in gallery based group and solo exhibitions as well as film festival screenings at a number of venues in the UK and abroad: EFA Project Space, New York; SMART Project Space, Amsterdam; Spike Island, Bristol; Chapter Arts, Cardiff; Wales International Documentary Festival; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway and Unit 2 Gallery, London.
Past awards have included an Arts Council Research and Development Award, the Rootstein Hopkins Award, the Stanley Picker Fellowship as well as Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has also been a commissioned artist in residence for a number of organisations and consortia including: Arts Council of Wales, Apartment Project, Istanbul; Heathrow Airport, London and The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
In his practice, he devises working processes that explore how personal and moral conflicts are sited within a wider socio-political landscape. Past experiments have included – a journey to the mid-point between right and wrong; a recreation of the state of mind of a French composer; a quest to find the first tulip, still in existence, to be cultivated for human pleasure; as well as experimenting with hypnosis to investigate weightlessness and past lives. These tasks or experiments become the starting point for a series of processes that pose questions about the relationship between identity, history and place.
Matt White lives and works in Bristol and is senior lecturer in Photography at the University of South Wales.