Matthew Buckingham’s photographs, films, and videos explore social memory and historical representation. Often generated from archival materials or found objects, his works produce a visceral tension as historical documentation is brought into the context of contemporary art.
Buckingham was born in Nevada, IA, in 1963, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has had solo exhibitions at DAAD/Hamburger Banhof, Berlin, Germany (2007); Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2007); Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland (2005-06); and Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2004). Buckingham’s work has been included in Mapping the City, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2007); Liverpool Biennial International 2006, Liverpool, UK; Love Supreme, La Criee centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France (2001); and The 48th Corcoran Biennial: Closer to Home, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2005).