Tara Mateik

Steiner Visiting Artist 2022-2023

Director Invited Visitors

Tara Mateik is a multimedia performance artist, activist, and educator. In his videos, performances, and installations, Mateik creates critical reenactments that underscore historical moments of collective transformation. Mining audiovisual and pop cultural archives, he puts artifacts in dialogue with contemporary subjects, exploring the ways in which history is written on, and by, actual bodies. Mateik’s work has been supported by MacDowell, Creative Capital Foundation, and the Franklin Furnace Fund, and exhibited at museums and organizations including MoMA PS1, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, and Dixon Place. A long-time collective member of Paper Tiger Television, Mateik is currently an Associate Professor in the Media Culture Department at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.

Tara Mateik was invited by Director Nica Ross to share their work on video and performance working with queer pop culture archives, including a live restaging of “Valley of the Dolls” restoring Judy Garland as Helen Lawson.

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