Matthew Mottel (born 1981, New York, NY) is an artist, performer and writer. Matthew researches political and cultural histories to ameliorate the relationships between archival historical documents and their contemporary context. These investigations often are in the form of sculpture, intermedia art installation and performance; creating unique environments for archival media to exist within. Matthew was an Artist In Residence At Issue Project Room in 2010 and an LMCC Swing Space Recipient in 2011. He has presented work at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Kitchen, New York; Deitch Projects, New York; All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival; London and Moers Music, Germany.
He received in 2003, a B.A at SUNY New Paltz, his degree in Political & Cultural Studies. He presented his thesis exhibition towards an M.F.A. at City College’s Digital Intermedia Art Practice program in 2018 with graduation in 2019.