MATERIA is an artist-run centre in the field of fine crafts whose mandate is to promote artistic enquiry and creation both nationally and abroad.
MATERIA seeks to broaden familiarity with and recognition of this art form and its artists, in all their disciplinary diversity. MATERIA thus works to make known the both the most important artists in the field and younger artists by presenting their work in a professional setting. The way to accomplish this task is by altering the general perception of fine crafts as being limited to handicrafts and their sale in boutiques and crafts fairs. MATERIA’s commitment to the development of the discipline involves not only a change of mentality but also contributes to reflection and to the growth of a critical discourse around the work of artists in the field. MATERIA presents work found at the boundaries of design, scenography, visual arts, architecture and heritage.