Rene Matić (b. 1997, Peterborough) is an artist, writer and poet based in London. Their work spans across photography, film and sculpture in a meeting place they describe as rude(ness) – to interrupt and exist in/between. Matić often takes their departure point from dance and music movements such as Northern soul, Ska and 2-Tone, using them as sites to queer and re-imagine the intimacies between West Indian and white working-class culture in Britain.
Matić has shown with high-profile institutions such as South London Gallery; London, Quench Gallery; Margate, Bold Tendencies; London, Kunsthall Stavanger; Stanvergen, Studio Voltaire; London, and Saatchi Gallery; London. Matić’s work is held in several prominent collections, including Tate; London, Fondation Louis Vuitton; Paris, UK Government Art Collection; London, and Martin Parr Foundation; Bristol.