Matthu Placek lives and works in New York City
Born November 19th 1979
Education

1998 - 2001 Fine Art and Photography, School of Visual Arts
Solo Exhibitions

2014 130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York City
2013 130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic The National YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL
2009 "FISCHERSPOONER: Matthu Placek" Colette, Paris
Group Exhibitions and Collaborative Works

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"Act Like You're Fine" Vacant Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, curated by Io Tillett Wright
"nothingtodoterencekoh" Terence Koh, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC
"Live Forever" The Kitchen, NYC, curated by Robert Melee
"The Artist is Present" Marina Abramovic, MoMA, NYC
"Kristen Baker" Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"Between Worlds" MoMA/Performa, FISCHERSPOONER, curated by Klaus Biesenbach
"Shifting Shapes" Art Perform, Miami Basel Kelly Nipper curated by Jens Hofmann
"Fischerspooner" 28th Biennial de Såo Paulo
"VBSS" Vanessa Beecroft, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan
"The End of My Life as a Rabbit in Love" Terence Koh, Deitch Projects, NYC
"I Want to Ride My Bicycle" Pia Dehne, Deitch Projects, NYC
Selected Publications

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Adam, Whitney Nichols, "Thibault Lac" OOO (Out Of Order) Spring, p. 84-87
"South of Heaven" Modern Weekly (China), p.40-47
Michael, Bullock, "Jeanne Gang" Pin-Up Fall Winter, p. 52-64
Geo, Hagan, "Artist Oliver Clegg Inverts Perceptions of Used & Discarded Objects" Man of the World April
Jacob, Brown, "The Artist's Way: Influenced by Her Father, Trixie Whitley's Sound is All Her Own" Vogue.com May
Emmanuel, Petit, "The Parrish Museum On Long Island By Herzog & De Meuron, USA" Casabella February/May
Chloe, Schama, "The Art of Inspiration" Wall Street Journal March
Ryan, Johnson, Self Storage (Catalogue)
Jeff, Whitty, "Avenue Q Creator Jeff Whitty on the Transformation of Rob Roth" Out There, p. 98-107
Linda, Yablonsky, "Sight Reading" Elle December, p. 306-315
Matthew, Ross, "Super Friends" The Aesthete
Timothy Sohn "A Wild Civility" The Aesthete
Adam, Whitney Nichols, "Being Nick Cave" The Aesthete
"ICFF Studio: Young Guns" Nowness May
"Martha Wainwirght: Proserpina" (Film Premiere) Nowness August 30th
"Trixie Whitley: A Thousand Thieves" Nowness January 4th
Whitney Spaner "The Seducer: Jeremy Irons" Vs. Magazine Fall Winter, p. 84-97
George Condo, Wallpaper*, November
Marina Cashdan "Grand Openings" Wallpaper*, October, p. 176-177
Mimi Zeiger, "Action Man" Wallpaper*, September, p. 95
Morgan, Hudson, "High Altitude" Town and Country, May, p.122-125
Lennon, Christine, "The Family Ford" Town and Country, May, p. 62
Nicolas Trembley "Manifeste: Josephine Meckseper" Numéro, August
Houser, Kristopher Arden, "Terence Koh" Italian Vogue, February 11th , 2011
Hershkovits, David, "Justin Bond's Gender Bender" Paper Magazine, May 9th , 2011
Kaliardos, James, "Uma Thurman" Candy Magazine, Fall-Winter, p. 56-57
Scarry, Olympia, "Vanessa Beecroft" Pop Magazine, Spring Summer 2010, p.140-143
Yan, Catherine, "Chinese Now: Joan Chen" China Vogue, September, p.342
Yan, Catherine, "Chinese Now: Nancy Kwan" China Vogue, September, p.319
"Modern Living" portrait of Narcisco Rodriguez, Elle Magazine
Pfander, Catherine Blair, "Alejandro Alcocer" The Last Magazine, Spring, p. 9
Kaliardos, James, "Stella Star" V Magazine, Spring, p.84
Brown, Sarah, "Beauty: The Model Must-Haves" Vogue, May 7th
Egan, Maura, "Almost Famous" The New York Times, November 3rd
"Taking Care of Business: Silkstone" V Man, Winter
"Gold Diggers" Teen Vogue, November, p. 62
Lui, Ming, "East is West" V Magazine, p. 151
Singer, Jill, "Heros: Eva Zeisel" V Magazine, Spring Preview, p. 48
Ming Liu, "Orient Express" V Magazine, Spring Preview, p.78-79
Blasberg, Derek, "Terence Koh, Garrick Gott: Love Stories" China Vogue, March, p. 224
Abramovic, Marina & Koh, Terence, "Caught in the Act" V Magazine, Spring, p.96-97
"I like to Dance this way" Visionaire Video Online
"Jennifer Woo: Fashion Retail Icon" China Vogue, December, p. 147
Whitworth, Melissa, "The Power Dressers" Harper's Bazaar UK, December, p. 248-249
"Paulo Szot" Men's Vogue, November
Blasberg, Derek, "Social Studies" V Magazine, Winter, p. 70-75
Magania, Alessandro, "Turner Cody" The Last Magazine, Fall, p.12
Dehn, Georgia, "The Master of Mascara" Telegraph Fashion, Autumn/Winter, p.86-89
Rebecca Voight, "Ladies Man" V Magazine, Summer, p.82-83
Nelson, Karin, "Fit to Print" V Magazine, Fall, p. 58-59
"Marc Jacobs & Richard Prince" Harper's Bazaar (UK)
Honigman, Ana Finel, "Sahra Mortelebi" The Last Magazine, Spring, p. 20
Jentleson, Katherine, "Out of the Past" Art+Auction, March, p. 82-88
Placek, Matthu, "Made in Manhattan: Cecilia Dean" China Vogue, January, p. 232-233
Leona Lewis, The London Sunday Times, December
Placek, Matthu, "Twisted" V Magazine, Winter, p.90-95
Fagone, Jason, "The Exterminators" Esquire, November
Mateo, David, "Cuban Art in the 1990's" Cuba Absolutely, November
"American Pastoral" Men's Vogue, November
"Prince of Ties" Men's Vogue, November
"Anthony Roth Costanzo" Me Magazine, Winter. Full Issue
Mears, Emily Speers, "Flash Art" V Magazine, Summer, p.Cover & 70-71
Hohenadel, Kristin, "The Punk Ballerina Returns, With Souvenirs" The New York Times, November 27th
Awards & Honors

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Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Official Selection of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)
Recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts,' Artsprire program
The Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Grant
New Frontier, Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival
The Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Grant
The National YoungArts Foundation Grant
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Grant
Press and Special Projects

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"130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic by Matthu Placek to be presented at Sundance Film Festival" ArtDaily.com December 30th
"A Portrait of Marina Abramovic by Matthu Placek at Sundance Film Festival 2014" Eternal Optimist, December 12th
Samantha Gurrie, "Matthu Placek on Working with Marina Abramovic," Societe Perrier December 6th
"Agenda: The Week's Can't-Miss Events Around Miami," T Magazine December 4th
"Sartorially Inclined" Style.com December 4th
Sarah Nicole Prickett, "Auto Didact," ArtForum December 4th
"Le Journal de Miami Beach Art Basel, Jour 2" Vogue.fr December 4th
"2013 Art Basel Miami Kicks Off" New York Magazine, December 4th
"Moving Pictures: 3-D Abramovic: Matthu Placek's Portrait of the Artist," ARTINFO ABMB Daily, December 3rd p. 4
"Matthu Placek's 3D Portrait of Marina Abramovic," Whitewall Magazine, December 3rd
"Matthu Placek's Salon 110119: Joseph Keckler" EVB.COM, October 19th
Joshua, Lubin-Levy and Carlos, Motta, Petite Mort, Recollections of a Queer Public, p. 108-109
"Notes on the Underground: Justin Bond" T Magazine, September 3rd
"MP: Mattu Placek, Fashion Photographer" MFDirectory.com
"Young Apprentices on Their Mentors" Sugar, Vendil and LinYee Yuan, Theme Magazine, p. 68-69
"December Overexposure in Miami Basel" DOSSIER, December 14th
"The Twenty Most Stylish People" NY Magazine, September 13th
"Matthu Placek's Salon 100619: Bridget Everett" EVB.COM, June 19th
"Matthu Placek's Salon 100818: Just Bond" EVB.COM, August 18th
"The Book of Matthu" August Man, October , p. 114-121
"Week 42: Luke Gilford" To Much Chocolate, November 24th
"Week 41: Matthu Placek" To Much Chocolate, November 18th
"The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins" Directed by Pietra Brettkelly Featuring Vanessa Beecroft, Jeffery Deitch, and Matthu Placek.