Matthias was born in Bruxelles (Belgium) and grew up in diffrent places in northern- and southern Germany. Later he studied at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG/ZKM) and made his master in videoart, performance and photography.
2001 he started a still existing collaboration with the scenographer Iris Holstein as IRIS-A-MAZ. Together they work on performed spaces, performances, media art projects, photography and lectures – their topic focus is geobotany and experimental breeding of plants.
From 2003 through 2006 Matthias took part at the think tank “Büro für Raumfragen”.
Since 2008 he lives and works in Hamburg as media artist and videographer. Meanwhile he started teaching assistences at HCU-Hamburg at the department of Metropolitan Culture.