169 Weybosset St.
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Rhode Island 02903
mattckenyon@gmail.com
www.swamp.nu

Curriculum Vitae

Website: http://www.swamp.nu

Education 1999 B.A. Painting, Southeastern Louisiana University 2002
M.F.A. Painting, Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional Appointments

2016-present Associate Professor of Art
Department of Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

2011-2016 Associate Professor of Art
Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

2008-2009 Assistant Professor, Professor in Charge New Media and Interdisciplinary Digital Studio.
Penn State University School of Visual Arts. State College, PA.

2006-2009 Assistant Professor New Media and Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
Penn State University School of Visual Arts. State College PA.

2004-2006 Assistant Professor, Visual Arts and New Media.
State University of New York, Fredonia. Fredonia NY.

2002-2004 Assistant Professor, New Media.
University of Montevallo. Montevallo AL.

Selected Exhibitions

2018

FAKE“, Science Gallery, Science Gallery at Trinity College. Dublin, Ireland. March 2018.
Human +” Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy. February 2018
Hustle“, Science Gallery, Detroit. November 2018.

2017

Heatsink” , Solo exhibition,The Emily Davis Gallery, Akron Ohio. Solo exhibition,  Sept 2017.
EAT ME“,  Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark.
Human/Machine – Machine/Human“,  DIAS Digital Interactive Art Space Copenhagen, Denmark. curated by Rasmus Vestergaard.
Human +” , ArtScience Museum Singapore .March. 2017.
#EXSTRANGE“, Project Anywhere Curated by Rebekah Modrak and Marialaura Ghidini.
llusion“, OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry),  Portland, Oregon. Nov 2017. Curated by Richard Wiseman.

2016

Illusion” Liberty Science Center,  Jersey City, New Jersey, Feb 2016.
THE ACADIA//2016″, (The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture)  Liberty Annex, University of Michigan
Research on the City 2016“, Taubman College Liberty Research Annex October 9- December 19, 2016.
The Creativity of Things“,  a CreateWorld exhibition, Queensland College of Art Brisbane, Australia. Dec 2016.
Caméra(Auto)Contrôle“, Centre de la photographie, Genève, Switzerland. May 2016.
PAPER/WORK“, ROCKELMANN&, Berlin, Germany. Jan 2016.

2015

Secret ” Science Gallery, Science Gallery at Trinity College. Dublin, Ireland
Human +CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain
GLOBALE: Infosphere” ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art Karlsruhe, Germany
TED Global” Vancouver, Canada
Illusion”. Science Gallery, Petrosains Science Centre , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014
State of EmergencyVan Every Gallery, Belk Visual Arts Center at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina. January 16 – February 28, 2014
Re-New Digital Arts Festival. PB43 in Copenhagen, Denmark. October 28- November 1 2013. Curator: Edward A. Shanken.
Strange Weather” Science Gallery, Science Gallery at Trinity College. Dublin, Ireland

2013

Detroit Discensus-Research on the City” Taubman College Liberty Research Annex October 9- December 20, 2013.
Paradonic Machines”. Van Every Gallery, Belk Visual Arts Center at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina. October 24- November 13, 2013
Festival Internacional de Arte & Tecnologia 404.University Cultural Center in Rosario, Argentina. August 28- August 31, 2013.
Drive Thru. Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, New York. August 10-31,
Illusion”. Science Gallery, Science Gallery at Trinity College. Dublin, Ireland. July 13- September 29, 2013. Curated by Richard Wiseman.
(In)Habitation”. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD). Detroit, Michigan. June 7- July 28, 2013.
Pioneering Values”: 15th WRO 2013 Biennale. Ballestrem Palace, Wroclaw, Poland. May 5- June 16, 2013. Artistic Director: Piotr Krajewski.

2012
Flash Crash”, Katzen Museum in Washington D.C. November 3-December 16, 2012.
Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention”, Center for the Book Arts, New York City, New York. October 3- December 15, 2012. Exhibition Catalog Introduction by Howard Zinn. Curator: Yaelle Amir.
Art and Artificial Life Retrospective:Vida 1999-2012, Fundación Telefónica. Madrid, Spain.
In Search Of The Miraculous, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Drift Station: Transceiver” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Omaha, Nebraska. January 13- February 11, 2012.

2011
Transitio_MX, Concurso04″, Festival of Electronic and Video Arts, Mexico City, Mexico. September 30- October 9, 2011.
“iraqimemorial.org”, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, New York. Sept. 9- Oct. 22, 2011.!
Talk to Me” The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA). New York City, New York. July 24- November 7, 2011. Curated by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design.
TEI ’11 Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction”, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Jan 23- 26,
Human +: The Future of Our Species” Science Gallery at Trinity College. Dublin, Ireland. April 15 through June 24, 2011. Curators: Michael John Gorman, Rachel Armstrong, Charles Spillane and Ross McManus.
MyWAR”, Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Kingston, Canada.
MyWAR”, The Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany.

2010
FILE Prix 2010”, Centro Cultural FIESP, San Paulo, Brazil.
HUMlab”, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Curator: Lisa Swanstrom.
Intimacy Issues” The University of Cincinnati’s Reed Gallery, November 4-December 5. Cincinnati, Ohio.
MyWAR”, The Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany, and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool, England. Curators: Sabine Himmelsbach, Andreas Broeckmann, Heather Corcoran.

2009
Fire Sale”, MIC Toi Rerehiko Gallery, Auckland New Zealand. Solo Exhibition.
End of Oil,” Exit Art, A project of SEA (Social-Environmental Aesthetics), New York City, New York. Jurors: Herb Tam and Lauren Ross
Market Forces,” Piemonte Share Festival Exhibition, Torino Italy. Curator: Simona Lodi.
Subtexts,” Multimedia Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Curator: Katherine Bennett.
Materialisms”, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania. Curator: Robert Raczka.

2008
Cross Currents: A Concert of Computer Music and Interactive Multi-Media”, Stuckeman Family Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
Media X” 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
FUSE,” Videotage Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong.
SOCIAL FABRICS,” College Art Association 96th Annual Conference Curators: Susan Ryan and Patrick Lichty, Dallas, Texas.

2007
Global Eyes,” SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) Art Gallery, San Diego, California. Juror: Vibeke Sorensen “Overlap 06,” Rx Gallery, San Francisco, California. Juror: Jessica Allee
iDEAs 07: Beyond BoundariesF.U.E.L Collection, International Digital Media and Arts Association, F.U.E.L Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Juror: Dena Elisabeth Eber.

2006
SIGGRAPH Guerilla Studios,” Boston, Massachusetts. Presented recent physical computing and wearable computing projects within the Guerilla studio. Curators: Kimberly Voigt and Isa Gordon.
Inport,” International Video Performance Festival, Tallinn, Estonia. Juror: Gert Hatsukov.
Works in Process,” International Digital Media and Arts Association, National University in San Diego, California. 
Festival Internacional de Arte & Tecnologia 404.” Patagonia, Argentina. 
DIMEA Exhibition,” International Conference on Digital Interactive Media Entertainment & Arts, Bangkok, Thailand. 
ACE (Association for Computing Machinery) Nicograph International,” The Society for Art and Science, Seoul, South Korea. 
Art Tech Media 2006”, The First International Art Tech Media Congress, Bilbao Arte, (Bilbao), Spain. 
FILE 2006 International Symposium of Electronic Language,” Sao Paolo, Brazil. 
Leonardo II Exhibition,” ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction) Grand Salon Ballroom, BelAge West Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California. Jurors: Scott Fisher, Victoria Vesna, Ryohei Nakatsu, Newton Lee, Erkki Huhtamo, Naoko Tosa. 
Art Tech Media 2006,” The First International Art Tech Media Congress, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. “Videomedeja 2006”, Museum of Vojvodina, Museum of Contemporary Art Novi Sad, Serbia. Curator: Mileta Poštić 
Art Tech Media 2006”, The First International Art Tech Media Congress Museo, Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. 

2005
SWAMPed London,” Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada. Solo Exhibition. 
International Digital Media and Arts Association”, Orlando, Canada. 
Emerging Technologies”, SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, California.

2004
VIDA 7.0”, Concurso Internacional sobre Arte y Vida Artificial, Spain. Jury members: Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Daniel García Andújar, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, José Carlos Mariátegui, Fiona Raby and Nell Tenhaaf.!*Awarded First Prize for Spore 1.1 

Health As Resistance”, Toolshed Collective, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
Festival Internacional de Arte & Tecnologia 404.” Castagnino Museum, Rosario, Argentina. 
FILE 2004”, International Symposium of Electronic Language, Sao Paolo, Brazil. 
Darklight 5”, Darklight Digital Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland. 
DNA Exhibition”, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida. Curator: Eduardo Kac. 
No-Music Festival,” Forrest City Gallery, London, Ontario. 
Lustre,” Stefan Stux Gallery, New York City, New York. 
Unamerican Film Festival 2003,” toured several U.S. cities including Seattle, New York and Syracuse, Curators: Esther Bell and Josh Katcher. 
WRO – International Biennial 2003,” Wroclaw, Poland. 
Programmed Screening,” Spark Video International, Syracuse, New York. 
Winter Screening”, Ocularis, New York City, New York. 
6th Bienal De Video Y Nuevos Medios De STGO”, Santiago, Chile. 
5th Annual Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival”, Birmingham, Alabama. 

2002
Rising Visions”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. 2002 “Tractor Pull”, Hewlett Gallery, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. 
Movable Feast”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. 

2001
Antelope to Zebra”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.

2000
Supermarket”, Slop-Art, Kansas City, Missouri. 
Reconsidering the Hand”, Rhizomat Gallery, Hammond, Louisiana.
InTANGIbleHOA: A Deconstruction of the Florida Parishes”, Rhizomat Gallery, Hammond, Louisiana. 

 

Recent Lectures, Presentations, Seminars, and Workshops

“Artist talk” keynote speaker,  Ctrl+Z Art at the University of Humanities and Arts of Rosario, UNR.
“Artist talk”, Myers School of Art, University of Akron. Akron, OH.
“Artist talk”, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 2017
“What Will Tomorrow’s Drone Protest Look Like?”  College Art Association panel titled: UNMANNED AIRCRAFT ART VEHICLES (UAAV): OPPORTUNITIES, PITFALLS, AND IMPLICATIONS. NYC,NY. 2017
“Artist talk”, Montclair State University Studio Art program. Montclair, NJ. 2016
“Artist talk”, Digital +Media, Rhode Island School of Design. 2016
“Media, Arts, and Culture: Fueling War or Creating Peace?” Georgetown University. 2016
“The Future of Online Privacy”, Science Gallery Dublin. Ireland. 2016
Hosted by Jonathan McCrea from Newstalk’s Futureproof, and featuring artist Matt Kenyon, hacking scene insider Keren Elazari, and innovation expert Johnny Ryan, who are testing the limits of online security.

Selected Collections
2012
Notepad” The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA). New York City, New York
Description: Notepad is an act of protest and commemoration disguised as a stack of ordinary yellow legal pads. Each ruled line, when magnified, is revealed to be microprinted text enumerating the full names, dates, and locations of each Iraqi civilian death on record over the first three years of the Iraq War. The designers imagine each printed edition of one hundred notepads, meant to be covertly distributed to United States representatives and senators, as a sort of Trojan horse, injecting transgressive data straight into the halls of power and eventually filed and memorialized in official archives.

2013
Supermajor”. Edgar Lukasiewicz, Private collection, Wroclaw, Poland
Description: In the gallery a wire rack of vintage oil cans sits. One has a visible fissure out of which oil slowly flows, cascading onto the pedestal and the gallery floor. Upon close inspection the oil isn’t flowing out of the can. Instead, oil appears to slowly flow, drop-by-drop, back into the can. At times the drops of oil seem to hover unsupported in mid-air. At other times, the drops are in the process of a reverse slow motion splash onto the pedestal

2014
“Notepad” Van Every/Smith Galleries Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Description: Notepad is an act of protest and commemoration disguised as a stack of ordinary yellow legal pads. Each ruled line, when magnified, is revealed to be microprinted text enumerating the full names, dates, and locations of each Iraqi civilian death on record over the first three years of the Iraq War. The designers imagine each printed edition of one hundred notepads, meant to be covertly distributed to United States representatives and senators, as a sort of Trojan horse, injecting transgressive data straight into the halls of power and eventually filed and memorialized in official archives.