Matthew O'Toole is a self-taught British/Irish interdisciplinary artist, primarily working in film, music composition, and performance.

His work is centred around themes of transculturalism and memory.

In 2023, he was shortlisted for the European Media Art Platform Prize, his debut documentary feature,
Ten Lives of a Cat: A film about Chris Marker premiered as a part of Visions du Réel.

Public

Screening
2023 Ten Lives of a Cat: A film about Chris Marker Visions du Réel Film Market. 🇨🇭 Cineteca Nuevo León: Monterrey, Mexico. 🇲🇽 TAM: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. 🇧🇬
2023 The Day The Sun Stands Still (Collab. Alexandra Krolikowska) D6 Studios: Newcastle, UK. 🇬🇧 HIAP Suomenlinna: Helsinki, Finland. 🇫🇮
2019 Azure Skies Are Covered With White Lambs Art House: Muzychi, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2016 Ghosts of Socialism: City of Flowers MKC Kombinat: Belgrade, Serbia. 🇷🇸


Solo Exhibition
2023 NU-EXPO: Two works by mjo't TAM: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. 🇧🇬


Group Exhibition
2023 Traversing the Body as a Dividing Line Titanik Gallery: Turku, Finland. 🇫🇮
2023 On Food, Conviviality and Cultures Millepiani: Rome, Italy. 🇮🇹
2019 Uglification Metaculture: Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2016 Holy the Visions: Huge First Nothing Rogue Studios: Manchester, UK.🇬🇧 
2014 Sieze International: Pretty Vacant Kek Project Gallery: Budapest, Hungary. 🇭🇺
2014 Anti-Apathists Present: Withington Athletic Finchley Art Space: Manchester, UK. 🇬🇧

Speaking
2018 Metamodernism: another "ism" or a new model for thinking and action? Mystetskyi Arsenal: Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2018 Apollo Talks: M.J.O’T Apollo Hotel: Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦


Performance
2024 Jugošped Belgrade, Serbia. 🇷🇸
2024 KC Ziva Belgrade, Serbia. 🇷🇸
2023 TAM Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. 🇧🇬
2021 Asortymentna Kimnata Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2020 Mezzanine Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2019 CXEMA “Daytime” Dovzhenko Film Studios Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2019 Metaculture Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2018 Przestrzeń Mir'ów Warsaw, Poland. 🇵🇱
2018 Holešovická Šachta Gallery Prague, Czech Republic. 🇨🇿
2018 Backstage76 Tbilisi, Georgia. 🇬🇪
2018 Mala Gallery Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2018 Free Russia Foundation Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2018 "Plivka" Dovzhenko Centre Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2017 The White Hotel Manchester, UK. 🇬🇧
2017 Bauhaus Tbilisi, Georgia. 🇬🇪
2017 Ogikubo Velvet Sun Tokyo, Japan. 🇯🇵
2017 Sound Mind Seoul, South Korea.  🇰🇷
2017 Yogiga Gallery Seoul, South Korea. 🇰🇷
2017 Club Bbang Seoul, South Korea. 🇰🇷
2016 Острів Kyiv, Ukraine. 🇺🇦
2016 Punctum Prague, Czech Republic. 🇨🇿
2016 Petrohradská Kolektiv Prague, Czech Republic. 🇨🇿
2016 Zázemi Prague, Czech Republic. 🇨🇿
2016 MKC Kombinat Belgrade, Serbia. 🇷🇸
2016 Kvaka 22 Belgrade, Serbia. 🇷🇸
2016 DRRPNC Budapest, Hungary. 🇭🇺
2016 Fuga Bratislava, Slovakia. 🇸🇰
2016 Islington Mill Salford, UK. 🇬🇧
2014 Kraak Gallery Manchester, UK. 🇬🇧

Press / Prize

2023 European Media Art Platform Prize Shortlist
2022 Beats Per Minute
2015 The Quietus Best Albums Of The Year #98

My work is centred around themes of transculturalism and memory. With particular focus on cultural narratives which have been reshaped by the internet, both through accessibility of information and changing global sensibilities. The central idea being to reflect our broader cultural evolution by reframing non-fiction historical and multicultural themes in a self-conscious and contemporary context.

In terms of the technical and stylistic tone of my practice. I enjoy working in different mediums, bringing together various elements of filmmaking, music composition, graphic design, performance and the written word. All the while remaining very particular in my desire to deconstruct and combine opposing and often conflicting aesthetic and conceptual ideas, incorporating both archival and orphaned material alongside new media technologies into a singular harmonious piece.

Retrospective of my record label, Maybles Labels.