Matthew Burdis (b. 1993, Newcastle upon Tyne) is an artist-filmmaker.

He studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design; Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin; The Royal College of Art and at The University of Sunderland.

He makes films that incorporate photography to investigate a moment or memory of a specific location, often focusing on a tangible or performative object as an anchor point. His 2023 film Interior (The Spectator) contemplates the artist’s relationship to the painter Howard Hodgkin, through working in his home and archive. The film is narrated by Willem Dafoe.

Burdis’ work has been screened and exhibited internationally, including the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, and as part of Serpentine Cinema: On Earth, Missing and Memory and Serpentine Cinema & General Ecology: On Earth at the Long Now at Kraftwerk Berlin. In 2023 Burdis’ work was selected for New Contemporaries and as such was exhibited that year at the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, and in 2024 at Camden Arts Centre, London. 


Photo: Jon Baker, 2023.