Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1982. He has written and directed the films “Regarding Buenos Aires” (2016), “The Stolen Man” (2007), “They All Lie” (2009), “Rosalinda” (2010), “Viola” (2012), “The Princess of France” (2014), “Hermia & Helena” (2016) and “Isabella”(2020). For more than ten years, Matías Piñeiro has worked with the same group of actors and artists, thereby forming a cinematographic family that allows him to work in joy and unity in each of their projects. His last five films are part of an ongoing series called The Shakespeareads focused on the female roles in William Shakespeare’s comedies.
From 2000 to 2004, he studied filmmaking at the Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires, Argentina) where he later taught filmmaking and film history for six years until he moved to the USA in 2011 to take up the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University. In 2015, he received an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University. He currently teaches filmmaking at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
His films have been screened in film festivals such as Berlinale, Toronto Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, among others, and in museums such as Centre George Pompidou (Paris), Tate Modern (London), Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain), MoMA (New York), Museum of the Moving Image (New York), Malba (Buenos Aires).