Eva & Franco MattesEva & Franco Mattes, The Bots, 2020 - Photo by Melania Dalle Grave and Piercarlo Quecchia for DSL Studio

Eva & Franco Mattes are an Italian artist duo living in New York. Back in the 1990s they were among the first artists to use the internet as a medium to create art, using it not just as a channel, but rather exploring popular digital technologies and people’s habits as opportunities for staging unusual operations. Through videos, installations and websites, their work responds to and dissects our contemporary networked condition, always approaching the ethics and politics of life online with a darkly humorous edge.

DONE asked them to talk about the backstage of one of their most recent projects, The Bots, which will be also screened during the event.

Their works can be found in the collections of the SFMOMA, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fotomuseum Winterthur, X Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Group exhibition highlights include Sharjah Art Foundation (2020); SFMOMA (2019); Athens Biennale (2018); Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2018); Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, 2018); Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie (2017); Biennale of Sydney (2016); Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2016); Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2013); Sundance Film Festival (2012); MoMA PS1 (New York, 2009); Performa (New York, 2009-2007); National Art Museum of China (Beijing, 2008); The New Museum (New York, 2005) and Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, 2002). In 2001 they were among the youngest artists ever included in the Venice Biennale.

► On 17 March 2022 - See full programme here