Matan Berkowitz

Interdisciplinary artist and entrepreneur, Forbes Under 30

Matan Berkowitz (Ma Tan) lives in the nexus of art, technology and positive impact.

His award winning inventions translate movements, brainwaves & heartbeats into music and turn everyday objects into innovative instruments.

In 2015 Matan co-produced a first-of-its-kind hackathon dedicated entirely to music technology for special needs, developing devices that enable paralyzed, blind, amputated and autistic musicians to express themselves in new ways.

Matan regularly speaks and performs worldwide and has appeared on stages such as TEDx, Google Day and Microsoft Think Next. His interactive art installations have been exhibited in top Israeli museums & galleries .

Recently featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list of most promising young Israelis in science & technology, Matan is also an alumni of The Generational Ambassadors Program (by MIT, Harvard and the Richardson Center) and an ROI Community member.

As the founder of Shift, a company which specializes in positive innovation, Matan works with start­ups, municipalities, hospitals and organizations on forward thinking projects.



2016: Forbes Under 30 Summit, USA

2016: Re:Publica, Germany

2016: Forbes Under 30 Summit, Israel

2016: NAMM, USA

2015: Google Day, Israel

2015: Smart Fabrics & Wearable Technologies, USA

2015: TEDx Jerusalem, Israel

2015: Music Tech Fest Scandinavia, Sweden

2015: Microsoft Think Next, Israel

2014: IRCAM, France

2014: Music Tech Fest, London


Awards & Honors

2016: Forbes 30 Under 30 (Israel)

2015: Generational Ambassadors (MIT, Harvard, Richardson Center)

2015: MusicBricks Incubation Award (European Union)

2015: Cymatics Award (MTF Scandinavia)

2015: Fashion Music Wearables Award (IRCAM)

2014: Musical Wearables Award (MTF London)

2014: ALS Prize for Life (TOM Nazareth)

2013: Google Glass Hackathon (Tel Aviv)


2016: MAKERS – Real Time (Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art)

2015: Exhibitions That Never Were (The Israel Museum, Jerusalem)

2015: My Shirt Is Breathing – Wearables Exhibition (Beit Hair, TLV)

2015: Art For The Blind (ZEZE, Tel Aviv)

2013: Identity (Angola / Israel)

2012: DanaLog (Amiad, Jaffa)