Code of Personal Photographs piece

Eva and Franco Mattes, Personal Photographs

The code that makes our piece “Personal Photographs” run was written with our amazing collaborator David Huerta. It’s a self-contained network between two Raspberry Pis, which copy images to each other, forever. The code is available here:





“Personal Photographs, September 2009” at Team Gallery

Eva and Franco Mattes, Personal Photographs

Eva and Franco Mattes, Personal Photographs

Eva and Franco Mattes, Personal Photographs

Eva and Franco Mattes, Personal Photographs

Eva and Franco Mattes, Personal Photographs

Eva and Franco Mattes, Personal Photographs

“Data Doubles” is our ongoing solo exhibition Team Gallery, Los Angeles.

“Personal Photographs, September 2009” (2019) is a network of cable trays around and throughout the exhibition site.

The cable trays represent an infrastructure disposed toward invisibility, made conspicuously present within the domestic site of the bungalow. In navigating real space and contending with pre-existing structures, they mirror the assimilation of the internet’s operations into everyday life.

All the photos we shot in September 2009 – 142 files – are in constant circulation within the cables. Images without viewers, yet always there. Like most images nowadays.





“Data Doubles” at Team Gallery, Los Angeles

Eva and Franco Mattes, Personal Photographs

Super excited to open our first solo show in Los Angeles at Team Gallery on Sunday May 12!!!

There are three works in the show: one tiny sculpture, one projected video and one site-specific installation, each of which center around the creation and transmission of images, and the increasing interconnectedness of those two processes.





Ceiling Cat watching you at SFMOMA

Eva and Franco Mattes, Ceiling Cat

Photos of the exhibition “Snap + Share: Transmitting Photographs from Mail Art to Social Networks“, that just opened at SFMOMA. Guess what we’re showing?





New lolcat sculpture

Eva and Franco Mattes, What Has Been Seen

Made a new lolcat sculpture inspired by the “What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen” meme. “What Has Been Seen” is a black taxidermy cat, sitting on a microwave containing an erased hard drive (’cause it’s been microwaved).





No Fun on a bed at The Current

Eva and Franco Mattes, No Fun

No Fun, installed on a bed at The Current Museum, New York…





Hiring a studio manager

We’re hiring a studio manager, one day a week to start, $400 a month, must be based in NYC, be super organized (Mr Wolf kinda style) and have previous experience. We’d meet a few times and then most of the work will be done remotely. You’ll help organizing exhibitions, shipments, writing, archives, applications and deadlines, deadlines and more deadlines… pls drop us a short email by December, about yourself, what you’re good at, your future plans etc. Thanks!





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3D install shots for the MCA catalogue

Eva and Franco Mattes, BEFNOED

Eva and Franco Mattes, My Generation

Eva and Franco Mattes, Catt

Renderings of the works we’re showing at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, for the show “I Was Raised on the Internet”, curated by Omar Kholeif. They were made for the catalogue, they’re a brilliant mix of actual installation shots – done in the museum – and 3D renderings, and it’s rather hard to tell what’s what (which is the point of course nowadays).





BEFNOED in Seoul

Eva and Franco Mattes, BEFNOED

Visitors lying under our BEFNOED “TV tent” in the Seoul Mediacity Biennale, now on view at the Seoul Museum of Art.