Matt Hope was born 1976 in London and currently lives and works in Beijing. He studied at Chelsea School of Art, London from 1994 – 96 and received his BFA at the Winchester School of Art, Hampshire, UK, in 1999, earning his MFA at University of California, San Diego in 2004. He re-located to China in 2008, drawn by the global shift in economic activity, construction and industry. Hope’s works reinterpret the language of past and present sculpture by bringing his attentions on the subjects of human perception, energy and entropy. To produce each work, he often undertakes research in area’s diverse as sonic, optics and mechanical engineering, as well as knowledge of materials. Environmental and social commentary is also present in projects such as the “Breathing Bike” and “People’s power station”, in order to let art engages the comprehensive pubic space.
Hope’s work had been exhibited at Hongkun Museum of Fine Art, Beijing, Ace Gallery, Los Angles, Power Station Art Museum in Shanghai, Marta Herford Museum, UCCA in Beijing, China National Museum, Beijing, University Art Gallery UCSD, also presented in Chengdu Biennale, Beijing Design Week and many other spaces.