Pilar Mata Dupont
Pilar Mata Dupont is an Argentinean-Australian artist, producer and filmmaker, living in Rotterdam. Spanning video, performance, and photography, Mata Dupont's work uses highly theatrical and cinematic methods to re-imagine histories and classical texts, creating alternative readings that question the conditions of the construction of dominant narratives that shape Western society. Her Argentinean background, and upbringing in Australia, Argentina, and Brunei Darussalam – all settler states and/or former colonies or protectorates – feed into her practice.
She has had recent solo exhibitions at TENT, Rotterdam; FORM Gallery, Perth as part of Perth festival; and at the Rappu screen space at the Pori Art Museum. In 2015 she won the Plymouth Contemporary Open in Plymouth, UK, and the Wexner Center for the Arts residency prize at the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil in São Paulo, Brazil. Other recent exhibition highlights include the SeMA Biennale – Mediacity Seoul, at the Seoul Museum of Art; Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris; and Salon Fluchthilfe, at Secession, Vienna, and Württem. Kunstverein, Stuttgart. In 2019 she will be showing recent work in The National, a major biennale in Sydney, Australia.
Pilar has worked with the International Film Festival Rotterdam; with Indyvideo at the Eye Filmmuseum; and with Showroom MAMA and the Piet Zwart Institute for the 2019 Fine Arts graduation exhibition before joining Kunstinstituut Melly as a Producer in July 2021.
Learn more about Pilar Mata Dupont's MA thesis (DAI, 2016) : A Negative Genealogy: Invagination as Feminist Film Treatment
Read about Pilar Mata Dupont's 20 minute presentation A Negative Genealogy (a work in progress) for Speaking Without Thumbs - Arnhem, July 2016.
In 2018 Pilar returned to the DAI as a guest respondent to the Kitchen.
Follow Pilar's "Life after DAI" by means of instagram