Mathew Parkin

Mathew Parkin (b. 1987 in Wakefield, UK) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. They mainly work in moving image, platforming, and text, working in and against institutions. They are particularly interested in autobiography and how to support various bodies to inhabit space. Often they work with friends, lovers, peers and family both in the production and as the subject of moving image work. Recurring themes are the body, accessibility, class, intimacy, geography, provisional, queerness, sex and kinship. They are trying to resist dominant forms of media and sit against professionalised forms of moving image production. Solo shows include: Mud Mask, PIP 3: Mathew Parkin with Charlotte Cullen, Poor Image Projects, Leeds, UK (2018); A Discourse of Pricks with Jamie Hudson, V22 Project Space, London, UK (2018); 01/2017 – Screening and in-conversation with Paul Clinton, The Tetley, Leeds, UK (2017); slope-tend-big, Grand Union, Birmingham, UK (2016); I believe in you, IMT Gallery, London, UK (2016) 45683968, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds, UK (2014); One Touch, The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2013); and When Passive Aggressive Strategies Fail to Get Results, Supercollider, Blackpool, UK (2012). Group exhibitions include:  Coventry Biennial 2019, Coventry, UK (2019); LUX Scotland Artists' Moving Image Festival 2018, Tramway, Glasgow, UK (2018); Young London 2018, V22, London, UK (2018); This Is It, Isn't It?, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK (2016); Like a floral knife, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (2016); BORGER: [The sticky tablet], via Whatsapp, Traffic, Antwerp, Belgium (2016); Film Open touring, Spike Island, Bristol, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Transmission, Glasgow, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, S1 Artspace, Sheffield and the ICA, London , UK (2015); Still Wearing Each Other When Alone, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA (2014); but it could be a Levi’s advert (With Tom Ireland), Flatfile, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (2014); Performance Fetish, SWG3, Glasgow, UK (2013); LAN Party, Two Queens, Leicester, UK (2013); and Dovble Trovble, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2012). For more information visit: