Yvette Mattern was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and now lives between New York and Berlin, Germany. She works mainly in temporal media such as video and film, which she fuses with elements of performance, public art and sculpture. Recently her work has been involved in exploring the concept of 'Liminality' as a metaphysical subjective conscious state of being, specifically as its manifest relationship to representation, history and identity.
Yvette Mattern will present her first solo exhibition in Berlin curated by Shaheen Merali at Freies Museum, in April 2010. Her ‘Global Rainbow’ will be a featured installation as part of ‘Futurity Now’ exhibition, Transmediale, 2010, Berlin as 'From one to Many, Global Rainbow'. Selected group exhibitions in 2009 include: ‘The last day of Magic,’ 53rd Venice Biennale Satellite, ZEIGEN. AN AUDIO TOUR THROUGH BERLIN BY KARIN SANDER at Temporare Kunsthalle, Berlin ‘Auf Wiedersehen Berlin’ at the E-Flux Building, Berlin, ‘Carnival Within’, UferHallen, Berlin, ‘truestories.truesuccess’ at the Freies Museum, Berlin, and ‘Exhibition’, 211 Elisabeth Street, NYC.
Her work has been featured in the following publications and catalogues include: 2010, Frieze Online Magazine, Tagespiegel Berlin, 2009, Transmediale, ART, Das Kunst Magazine, Germany, Global Rainbow, Flash Art Online, Columbia University Magazine, Spectral Vision by Paul Hond, 2008, Cinema Remixed and Reloaded Catalogue, CAMH, Spelman Museum of Fine Arts, Atlanta, Carnival Within, Discover us, 2007 Billedkunst, Oslo, Norway, Equatorial Rhythms Catalogue, Sternesersen Museum, “You Won’t Feel A thing” Catalogue, Kunsthaus Dresden, 2006 Archive, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England ANALOG, Live Performance documentation, Single Channel Video Ualbany website Profile on Research at BALTIC Center 2005 Albany Times Union, Sunday Edition, Profile of Yvette Mattern 2002 , NKA Journal for Contemporary African Art, Cornell University Press, Unpacking Europe, Towards a Critical Reading, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Rotterdam.