Martine Syms (b. 1988, Los Angeles) 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 exhibited and screened extensively; recently presented exhibitions include Projects 106: Martine Syms at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Easy Demands, CONDO: Bridget Donahue hosted by Sadie Coles, London; Borrowed Lady, SFU Galleries, Vancouver; Fact and Trouble, ICA London; Vertical Elevated Oblique, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York. She is a faculty member in the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts.
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