Matthew Buckingham has presented solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Camden Arts Centre, London; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Dallas Museum of Art; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; the Kitchen, New York; Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna and the St. Louis Art Museum among others.
National and international group exhibitions include the Art Institute of Chicago; Basis fuer Aktuelle Kunst, Utrecht; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Hayward Gallery, London; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; the Jewish Museum, New York; Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Sculpture Center, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.
His work has been collected by many institutions including K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; The Museum of Modern Art, New York ; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Tate Modern, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Kadist Foundation, Paris.
He has been a resident at Artpace, San Antonio; the DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Studio Program; The Freund Teaching Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis; IASPIS International Program for Visual Artists, Stockholm and The Arts Institute at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He has received fellowships and grants from Art Matters, New York; the New York Foundation for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, New York.
Born in Nevada, Iowa, Matthew Buckingham studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, received a BA from the University of Iowa, an MFA from Bard College and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. He taught at the Malmö Art Academy of Lund University, Sweden, from 2003 to 2010 and has been a visiting artist at over thirty universities, art schools and art academies internationally. He lives in New York City.
‘The Spirit and the Letter,’ 2007, continuous color video projection installation with sound, electrified chandelier and mirror.