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.
Martine Syms: Ugly Plymouth
Sadie Coles HQ begins an offsite residency at 24 Cork Street with a month long solo presentation by Martine Syms, the first UK showing of her recent project Ugly Plymouths, 2020.
06 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
Sadie Coles HQ off site
Art on the Move: Martine Syms, Nite Life
Locust Projects presents Martine Syms who created a new body of work for Art on the Move, Locust Projects’...
15 Nov 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
Martine Syms: Fact & Trouble
“Fact & Trouble” is an exhibition of new and recent photography, video, and sculpture...
20 Apr 2016 - 19 Jun 2016
The Printed Room – Works off Paper
Organised for The Printed Room at SALTS, Works off Paper groups works that investigate how recent cultural...
16 Jun 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
Martine Syms: Lessons I-CLXXX
Curated by João Ribas, Director of the museum, the exhibition features an ongoing, incomplete video...
14 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
Martine Syms: Grand Calme
“Gran Calme” is the Sadie Coles‘s first exhibition with Los Angeles-based artist Martine...
06 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
HYPERTIMES.Ten gazes across pastness, presentness and futurity
Through ten video artworks, the exhibition represents an heterogeneous linguistic and visual field for...
01 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
Sadie Coles – Davies Street
Galleries in London