Tara Mateik

Associate Professor
Center for the Arts (1P) room 224F
Telephone: (718) 982-2370
Tara.mateik (at) csi.cuny.edu

B.A.: Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts ; Video
M.F.A.: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY; Integrated Electronic Arts

Undergraduate Courses: Introduction to Video, Introduction to TV Studio, Advanced TV Studio, Media Workshop: Acting, Directing, and Producing for the Media, Media Internship, Senior Project.

In his videos, performances, and assemblage, Tara Mateikcreates historical reenactments with queer iconography underscoring moments of collective transfeminism.

In addition to his own work he has collaborated with collectives and artists including Paper Tiger Television video collective, (1997-2001) and Sylvia Rivera Law Project (2002-2003; 2012-present) to produce short videos that demystify and democratize the media. In 2002 he founded The Society of Biological Insurgents (SBI), an embryonic cell organization that wages strategic operations to overthrow institutions of compulsory gender. From 2005-2009, he was the Education Manager for Art in General's Education Department, integrating contemporary art practice with existing curriculum as part of a public school arts-in-education program. His awards include a grant from the Creative Capital Foundation, the Franklin Furnace Fund, and the Experimental Television Center.

Mateik's work has been exhibited at international venues including MOMA PS1 Greater New York Cinema, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Dia at the Hispanic Society, Dixon Place, Participant Inc., and Reena Spaulings in New York; Outfest and LACE, Los Angeles, CA; Aurora Pictures, Houston, TX; Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany; and The Images Festival, and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada. His videos are distributed by the Video Data Bank.   

Photo Credit: Adam Reich