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MArtStaffMatthewSmallMatthew Nevin is an Irish visual artist, designer and curator. Matthew completed a Degree in Film & TV and Scenography from UWA in 2006 and a Masters in Art in the Contemporary World from NCAD in 2012.

As a multidisciplinary visual artist Matthew has produced artworks online, in video, sculpture, installation and live art/performance. Matthew is a firm believer in the proactive maker; producing, developing and creating innovative and ambitious projects, artworks and opportunities through his practice.  His work seeks to make an immediate impact, grabbing the viewer’s attention, opening intrigue into the work’s structure, development and ideology.

Matthew creates work that both excites and invites the viewer; often pushing for public participation with the creative process. His practice is focused on  facilitation, collaboration, curation and art production. Developing experimental, socially and political risk-taking work, while creating platforms to support and engage with his community and the wider public.

Matthew has exhibited at Entrée Norway, Shunt London, SPACE Bratislava, Stattbad Berlin, The Molesworth Gallery Dublin, Lewis Art Gallery Jackson Mississippi, PQ Festival Prague, Popup Art Loop Chicago, Flux Factory New York, C4 Gallery Los Angeles, The Market Studios Dublin, NCAD Dublin, Talbot Gallery Dublin,  The Art Foundation Athens, The Galway Arts Festival,UWA Wales, G126 Galway, Imoca Dublin, and Galway City Museum.

Matthew is co-director of The MART Gallery & Studios Dublin. He has worked alongside Ciara Scanlan since 2007 to grow MART to be one of Ireland’s largest visual art studio providers and a leading art gallery dedicated to fostering and promoting contemporary visual art. He has curated over 40 exhibitions of emerging and established artists locally in The MART Gallery Dublin and internationally across Europe, USA and Japan.

As an Art Director, Designer & Graphic Designer, Matthew has worked on hit productions such as Luther, Eastenders, The Bill, The Amazing Race, Cadburys, McDonalds, ESB to name a few. Working for production companies such as Element Pictures, Talkback Thames, Eos Teilifis, Gate Films, Red Pepper, Academy Films, Moxie Pictures, and Partizan in conjunction with BBC, MTV, RTE, TG4 and ITV.

Through his artwork Matthew has secured funding from Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland, Galway & Dublin City Council’s, Visual Artists Ireland, and received a commission from Ralph Lauren. 

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