Eva & Franco Mattes (b. 1976, Brescia, Italy) are an artist duo living and working in New York, USA. Recent solo shows include Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain, Montreal, Canada (2020) and Team Gallery, New York, USA (2019). Their work has featured in several biennales and major group shows, including SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA (2018); Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2016); and Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2015).
The Mattes are considered among the pioneers of the Net Art movement. Since the mid-90s, they have been investigating the relationship between society and new technologies. Their practice mostly focuses on ethical and political issues relating to the internet, while their projects (often participatory or relational in nature) analyse behavioural patterns and propose a critique of the construction of identities in digital spaces.