Michael Sarff (M. River), born 1967, Iowa City, Iowa
Tim Whidden (T.Whid), born 1969, Elyria, Ohio

Both members of MTAA live and work in Brooklyn, New York.

Michael Sarff and Tim Whidden formed the artist collaboration MTAA in 1996. The home for MTAA's various on- and off-line activities is MTAA has presented their work at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York City; EMPAC, Troy, NY; 2010 01SJ Biennial, San Jose, CA; The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; The Beall Center for Art and Technology in Irvine, CA; The Getty Center in Los Angeles and SFMOMA in San Francisco.

International exhibitions include TRANSLATION IS A MODE, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria; The Seoul Net & Film Festival and The 2nd International Video Art Biennial in Israel.

The collaboration has earned grants and awards from 01SJ, EMPAC, SFMOMA, the Creative Capital Foundation,, Eyebeam and New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc.