Matt O’Hare (South County, RI) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator whose work leverages performance and media technologies to activate dialogues concerning the impact of technology on communication, agency, and culture. His projects often take multiple forms simultaneously, weaving together theatrical performances with video works, photography, and print-making. His most recent work SEPARATOR, a collaboration with composer Brian Wenner (Prism House), has been screened at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas and at the Contemporary and Digital Art Fair (CADAF) as part of Art Basel in Miami, Florida.
In addition to his art and research, Matt continues to maintain a career in New York City as a designer, gaining recognition for his sound and video work in theatre, dance, and music from nationally-syndicated publications including the NY Times, Variety, and Vice. He has also been the recipient of grants and residencies from prestigious institutions including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Brown University.
Matt is currently Scholar-In-Residence within the Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms (IPEF) Program at the University of Houston and teaches courses in performance with interactive media, digital art, and experimental theatre. He holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s of Music Technology from NYU.