Martine Syms

Was born in 1988 in  Los Angeles. She uses video and performance to examine representations of blackness and its relationship to American situation comedy, black vernacular, feminist movements and radical traditions. Her artwork has been presented at the New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, MCA Chicago, Green Gallery, Gene Siskel Film Centre, and White Flag Projects. Syms’ has recently presented exhibitions at: Borrowed Lady, SFU Galleries, Vancouver; Fact and Trouble, ICA, London; COM PORT MENT, Karma International, Los Angeles; Vertical Elevated Oblique, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York. From 2007- 2011 she was the co-director of the Chicago artis-trun project space Golden Age, and she currently runs Dominica Publishing, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness in visual culture. She is the author of Implications and Distinctions: Format, Content and Context in Contemporary Race Film (2011).

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