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Matias Viegener is a Los Angeles based writer, artist and critic who works alone and collaboratively in the fields of writing, video, installation and performance art.  His work has been exhibited at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Ars Electronica, The Whitney Museum, The Kitchen, The Drawing Center, LACE, Machine Project, the LA Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art. He is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit, a participatory art practice focusing on fruit, urban ecology and public space, which has shown work internationally in museums and galleries. 

Viegener is the author of 2500 Random Things About Me Too, a book of experimental writing, and has co-edited two books, The Noulipian Analects and Séance in Experimental Writing with Christine Wertheim.  He is the editor and co-translator of Georges Batailles' The Trial of Gilles de Rais. His fiction and non-fiction can be found in Afterimage, American Book Review, Artforum, Art Issues, ArtUS, Artweek, Black Clock, Bomb, Cabinet, Cargo, Critical Quarterly, Fiction International Framework, High Performance, The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, Paragraph, Radical History Review, Semiotext(e), Suspect Thoughts, and X-tra, for whom he writes regularly on visual art, as well as numerous anthologies.  His academic criticism appears in Writing at the Edge: The Work of Dennis Cooper; Queer Looks: Lesbian & Gay Experimental Media; and Camp Grounds: Gay & Lesbian Style. Literary executor for the writer Kathy Acker, he has written and lectured extensively on her work, and edited a volume of her letters for Chiasmus Press.  He is currently completing an academic study of her books.

Teaching:
The Stage of the World