Giuseppe De Mattia lives and works in Bologna. He uses a variety of tools to investigate the relationship between memory, the archive and contemporaneity. He began with photography and then moved on to video and audio, and finally to drawing. For his works, which always take different installation forms, he uses (often self-made) supports and devices that can narrate. He works alone and in collectives, such as Coclite/De Mattia and Casa a Mare (with Luca Coclite and Claudio Musso). He works with Home Movies - Archivio Nazionale del film di Famiglia and has collaborated with the Cineteca di Bologna.
He is represented by the Matèria Gallery in Rome. His works are published by Corraini Edizioni, Danilo Montanari Editore and Skinnerboox. His recent solo and group exhibitions include: Esposizione di frutta e verdura, Matèria, Rome; Allo stesso tempo, Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, Bologna; Procesos y resultados, Juan Naranjo, Barcellona; Disegni Accomodati, DAMSLab, Bologna; Casa studio e libreria, Corraini 121, Milan; La rivolta del primo oggetto, Nowhere Gallery, Milan; Disrupted Drawings, mhPROJECT, New York City; Sta come torre, Museo Castromediano, Lecce; Poeira de borboletas e cocô de canário, PADA studios, Barreiro (Portugal). HABILLER/HABITER, Galerie Eva Meyer, Parigi; That’s IT!, MAMbo, Bologna. Since 2015, he has published artist's books under the name Libri Tasso, and in January 2020 he launched the curatorial project Marktstudio in Bologna.