*1964, Madrid, Spain
Lives and works in Madrid, Spain
The Spanish conceptual artist Mateo Maté’s oeuvre is shaped by a critical and humanistic analysis, circling the terms public and private, patriotic and domestic. Maté emphasizes the domestic political elements, that creates patriotic concepts and its idiosyncrasies. His installations and objects often work with metaphorical symbols indicating social and political dimensions, addressing the tension between individual and collective identity.
With great conceptual audacity Maté addresses power structures and systems institutionalized by society and ruling governments, which are omnipresent in our daily lives and shape our surroundings.
Maté’s artworks have been presented internationally in group shows, such as at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile or the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. and was presented with a solo show at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in 2012.