About
Matthias Oostrik is an artist working with digital technology. His work explores the impact digital technology has on our society and the influence it has on our relations to others. His work lies at the interface of computer art, installation art and film and makes use of experimental man-machine interaction:
From the poetical - blending human expression and algorithms to generate visual landscapes.
Past the irrational - customizing surveillance technology to activate audiences.
To the impossible - adopting EEG brainwave devices data to create intimacy.
commissions
2018     Permanent installation in public space, Assen van Assen, in commision by The Municipality of Assen (NL)
2018     Visuals for the public installation Bijlmer Moodwall, in commision by The City of Amsterdam (NL)
2016     Visuals for a the immersive space SenseImage, in commision by DigitalArti (FR)
2016     Visuals for the VideoSync app, in commision by ShowSync, Amsterdam (NL)
2015     Installation on a superyacht, Project 1005, in commision by Van Berge Henegouwen, Amsterdam (NL)
2014     Visuals for a dance performance, Hidden Features, in commision by Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf (DE)
2013     Visuals for the public installation Bijlmer Moodwall, in commision by The City of Amsterdam (NL)
2013     Installation on a superyacht, Project 808, in commision by Van Berge Henegouwen, Amsterdam (NL)
2013     Installation, Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx, in commision by the Portland museum of Art, Maine (US)
2009     Visuals for the public installation Bijlmer Moodwall, in commision by The City of Amsterdam (NL)
solo exhibitions
2018     Studio Mellius, Harmonic Dissonance, Amsterdam (NL)
2017     Pioneer Works, Mutual Wave Machine, Brooklyn (US)
2016     V2, plplpl.pl: Scrutiny, Rotterdam (NL)
2016     3LD Art & Technology Center, Mutual Wave Machine, New York City (US)
2014     Zaal 3, Mutual Wave Machine, The Hague (NL)
2010     Weteringschans, plplpl.pl: Curtain vs. Mirror, Amsterdam (NL)
group exhibitions
2018     Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland, Overdaad, Almere (NL)
2017     Post Pavilion, OPUS 1, Merriweather MD (US)
2017     La Bourse du Travail, Foam X Arles, Arles (FR)
2017     Foam, Foam Fusion, Amsterdam (FR)
2017     Eusebiuskerk, Oddstream, Nijmegen (NL)
2017     Eres Stiftung, No Secrets!, Munich (DE)
2016     W2 Poppodium, FAQ Festival, Den Bosch (NL)
2016     Tweede Kamer / Dutch House of Representatives, Museum Night, The Hague (NL)
2016     Tolhuistuin, Innovation Expo, Amsterdam (NL)
2016     Tivoli Vredenburg, Cultural Sundays and Utrecht University Lustrum, Utrecht (NL)
2016     Theater aan het Spui, TodaysArt, The Hague (NL)
2016     The Great Hall, FORMS Festival, Toronto (CA)
2016     NRW Forum, Next Level: Festival of Games, Düsseldorf (DE)
2016     Benaki Museum, As One, Athens (GR)
2015     WesterLiefde, National Science Agenda, Amsterdam (NL)
2015     Lowlands, Lowlands Science, BiddingHuizen (NL)
2014     VDNKh, Optika Pavilion, Lexus Hybrid Art, Moscow (RU)
2014     Nemo Science Center, Museum Night, Amsterdam (NL)
2014     McEnery Center, Silicon Valley Contemporary, San Jose (US)
2014     Manhattan Pratt Gallery, Sleuthing the Mind, New York City (US)
2013     Former Ministry of Internal Affairs, TodaysArt, The Hague (NL)
2013     Eye Film Institute, Museum Night, Amsterdam (NL)
2012     NIMK, Impossible worlds, Amsterdam (NL)
2012     MMC Kibla, Soft Control: Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious, Maribor (SI)
2011     Garage Center of Contemporary Culture,Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, Moscow (RU)
2011     De Vasim, Oddstream, Nijmegen (NL)
2011     City Hall, TodaysArt, The Hague (NL)
2010     Paradiso, iliketowatchtoo, Amsterdam (NL)
2019     MAMCO, Mapping Festival, Geneva (CH)
grants and awards
2017     Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, Stipend 2017-2019 (NL)
2016     Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, Art of Neuroscience Award (EU)
2016     Creative Industries Fund NL, Open Call, Traveling Dialogues (NL)
2016     Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Project Subsidy (NL)
2015     Creative Industries Fund NL, Grant Programme for Digital Culture (NL)
2014     Marina Abramović Institute, Neuroscience Package (US)
2014     Creative Industries Fund NL, Grant Programme for Digital Culture (NL)
2010     Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Project Subsidy (NL)
2009     Dutch Design Award, best product in public space (NL)
publications and press
2017     Süddeutsche Zeitung, das Datendilemma (DE)
2017     Het Parool, Een apparaat dat blij wordt van jouw gekke gedrag (NL)
2017     Deutschlandfunk, Reiz und Gefahr digitaler Selbstüberwachung (DE)
2017     Current Biology, Brain-to-brain synchrony tracks real-world dynamic group interactions (US)
2017     Creators Project, Kijk één keer naar dit kunstwerk en je komt er nooit meer uit (NL)
2016     Scientific American Mind, The art of neuroscience (US)
2016     Creators Project, These artists are crafting the future of immersive experiences (US)
2015     Metropolis M, De meetbaarheid van een hersenspinsel (NL)
2014     Vogue Russia, Lexus Hybrid Art (RU)
2014     Russian Art and Culture, Lexus Hybrid Art 2014 at VDNKH (RU)
2014     Marina Abramović Institute, MAI presents (US)
workshops
2011     The Watermill Centre, The Annual Art and Science: Insights into Consciousness Workshop, New York (US)
collaborations
2011 (ongoing)     Suzanne Dikker, neuroscientist (NL)
2013 (ongoing)     Peter Burr, artist (US)
2013 (ongoing)     Diederik Schoorl, technologist (NL)
2018                    ICK, dance platform (NL)
2015 - 2017          Pandelis Diamantides, artist (CY)
2014                    Antoine July, choreographer (FR)
2013                    Raphael DiLuzio, artist (US)
2011                    Marina Abramović, artist (SRB)

2018 Matthias Oostrik