Matias Aguilar was born in the Philippines and raised in Germany. After studying painting under his father Federico Aguilar Alcuaz in Manila, Philippines and at HBK (Hochschule für Bildende Künste) Braunschweig, Germany, he moved to New York where he expanded his focus on photography, video and sculpture. He has shown in institutions such as the Jersey City Museum, Longwood Arts Project, and the Center for Book Arts. His video work has been displayed at FAAIM Asian American Showcase in Chicago and 'Sa Pinilakang Tabing' Filipino Film and Video Festival NYC. Matias currently lives and works in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.