Matthew Niederhauser
Matthew Niederhauser
Matthew Niederhauser

ABOUT:

Depending on the day Matthew Niederhauser is an artist, photojournalist, or cinematographer. He studied anthropology and economics at Columbia University before moving to Beijing in 2007 to focus on longterm documentary ventures focusing on urban development, creative communities, and the rise of consumer culture¬†across China. During this time his work appeared in publications such as Wired, The New Yorker, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, and Foreign Policy. While in China he also began production on his first feature documentary “Kapital Creation: Chasing the Chinese Dream” along with other new media projects that brought him back to New York in 2014. Matthew then earned his MFA in Art Practice from SVA and is currently a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism, visiting artist at the MIT Center for Arts, Science, and Technology, and member of New Inc, where he cofounded Sensorium Works.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2015 – Studio X – Rio de Janeiro – Counterfeit Paradises

2012 – Fahey/Klein – Los Angeles – Visions of Modernity

2010 – powerHouse Arena – New York – Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground

2010 – Proud Galleries – London – Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground

2010 – Govinda Gallery – Washington – Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground

Group Exhibitions:

2015 – Studio X – Beijing – The Megacity Initiative

2014 – Noorderlicht Fotofestival – Groningen – “An Ocean of Possibilities”

2013 – National Portrait Gallery – London – “Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize”

2012 – LDDC – Beijing – “Mass Metamorphosis”

2011 – ME Contemporary – Copenhagen – “Grand Opening 2.0”

2011 – Noorderlicht Fotofestival – Groningen – “Metropolis: City Life in the Urban Age”

2009 – Noorderlicht Forofestival – Groningen – “The Pursuit of Happiness”

SELECTED AWARDS AND TALKS:

2015 – American Photography – AP31 Selection – Occupy Hong Kong

2013 – American Photography – AP29 Selection – Counterfeit Paradises

2013 – John Kabal New Work Award – London – Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

2012 – Sound Kapital – Carriageworks – Sydney – Sound Kapital

2011 – Audio/Visual – New York Photo Festival – New York – Sound Kapital

2011 – Royal Asiatic Society Speaker – Shanghai – Counterfeit Paradises

2010 – This Is Beijing Speaker – CAFA – Beijing – Visions of Modernity

2010 – Caochangdi Photo Spring: Arles in Beijing – Three Shadows – Beijing – Sound Kapital

2010 – PDN Photo Annual Finalist – Personal Project – Tuanjiehu: An Urban Oasis

2010 – China Stories Speaker – UCCA – Beijing – Visions of Modernity

2009 – Fotoweek Speaker – Corcoran Gallery of Art – Washington – Visions of Modernity

COLLECTIONS:

The National Portrait Gallery – London

The Collection of Sir Elton John – Atlanta