Depending on the day Matthew Niederhauser is an artist, photojournalist, or cinematographer. He studied anthropology and economics at Columbia University before moving to Beijing in 2007 to focus on longterm documentary ventures focusing on urban development, creative communities, and the rise of consumer culture across China. During this time his work appeared in publications such as Wired, The New Yorker, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, and Foreign Policy. While in China he also began production on his first feature documentary “Kapital Creation: Chasing the Chinese Dream” along with other new media projects that brought him back to New York in 2014. Matthew then earned his MFA in Art Practice from SVA and is currently a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism, visiting artist at the MIT Center for Arts, Science, and Technology, and member of New Inc, where he co-founded Sensorium Works.