Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur who uses publishing, video, and performance to look at the making and reception of meaning in contemporary America. I currently run Dominica.
From 2007–11, she directed Golden Age, a project space focused on exhibitions, performances, and printed matter that she founded. At Golden Age, she organized over fifty innovative cultural projects ranging from film screenings to interactive online exhibitions. She also initiated a publishing program, which included a catalogue of ten titles by international, emerging artists.
Martine Syms has lectured at Yale University, the Walker Art Center, University of Chicago, REDCAT, SXSW, ICA London, and MoMA PS1, among other venues. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including presentations at the New Museum, the Studio Museum, White Flag Projects, ICA Philadelphia, and 356 Mission.
Los Angeles, 1988