What We do

The Kenyan matatu, the Thai tuk-tuk, and the Brooklyn dollar van are means of public transport used by people around the world. MATATU replicates these vehicles as a mode of collective and publicly accessible transportation, rooted in local community and global diasporas, that shuttles audiences from one arthouse experience to the next.

We've premiered over five dozen films like James Baldwin's I Am Not Your Negro, Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, and Patricia Benoit's Stones in the Sun in the Bay Area. Newsletter subscribers enjoy first dibs on screenings & performances with artists like Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancers, Saul Williams, Yrsa Daley-Ward + many more. We're looking for you. Hop on! 

MATATU is a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts.


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Michael Orange

Curatorial Cohort

Alex Werth
Angela Anderson Guerrero
April Banks
Hasnaa Tauhidi
Pheonix  Ruachshaddai