Matt Adams / Blast Theory

Country : UK

(UN)COMMON SPACES Associate artist

Matt Adams co-founded Blast Theory in 1991, an artists’ group making interactive work. Blast Theory is renowned for its multidisciplinary approach using new technologies in theatre, games and visual art. The group has collaborated with scientists at the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham since 1997.

Blast Theory has shown Ulrike and Eamon Compliant at the Venice Biennale, A Machine To See With at Sundance Film Festival and Can You See Me Now? at Tate Britain. Commissioners include Channel 4, National Theatre Wales and the Royal Opera House. Awards include the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica, the Nam June Paik Art Center Award and four BAFTA nominations.

Matt has curated at Tate Modern and at the ICA in London and has taught widely. He has lectured at Stanford University, the Royal College of Art and the Sorbonne. With Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, he is a winner of the Maverick Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards, was a Thinker In Residence for the South Australian Government and was an inaugural Artist In Residence at the World Health Organization in Geneva in 2018. Matt served on the South East Regional Council of Arts Council England from 2012 to 2019. He was the Visiting Professor in Interactive Media at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama from 2007 to 2014. He is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter.