Matta Wagnest studied visual media design under Peter Weibel at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. The installation artist and singer works in the fields of spatial and video installation, electronic music, painting, computer animation, and performance. She was awarded the Art Prize of
Styria Province in 1991 and the Art Prize of the City of Graz in 1994. Ms. Wagnest was born in Graz, Austria in 1964. She now lives and works in Vienna with extensive multimedia art exhibitions around the world. “Matta” has a special focus upon nature, the natural world, and the complexities of the environment, climate change, and the act of creating harmony between nature, the environment, and humanity.