Luis Mata (Porlamar, Venezuela 1990) is a multidisciplinary Venezuelan artist with a degree in fine arts, and a minor in sculpture (UNEARTE 2007-2013). He founded the alternative space Bella Vista Contemporary Art in 2013, and continues to be its director. Located in the city of Porlamar, Bella Vista is an active nucleus where the dissemination of contemporary art is promoted through the production of visual research and curatorial practices.
Mata was the 2014 winner in the FIA XVII edition Salón Jóvenes, curated by Ruth Auerbach, titled Constructions of Identity: Body, Memory, and Place. In 2015 he presented a selection of works called Senza titolo within the framework of the Interactions exhibition curated by Lorena Gonzalez in the Sala Mendoza, Caracas. Currently his work is focused on considerations of the symbolic connections between the artist and the contemplation of nature.