Martine Syms

Born - Los Angeles, California

Martine Syms obtained a MFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (NY) (2017) and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL) (2007). Syms has earned wide recognition for a practice that combines conceptual grit, humor and social commentary. Using a combination of video, installation and performance, often interwoven with explorations into technique and narrative, Syms examines representations of blackness and its relationship to vernacular, feminist thought, and radical traditions. Syms’s research-based practice frequently references and incorporates theoretical models concerning performed or imposed identities, the power of the gesture, and embedded assumptions concerning gender and racial inequalities.

Artist Collection List

Title Year Runtime Collection
A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere 2015 25 minutes Single Titles
Future-Past-Present: A Journey Through the Twenty-Tens So Far 2017 2 hours 31 minutes 7 seconds Curated Compilations
Incense Sweaters & Ice 2017 1 hour 9 minutes Single Titles
Lessons: I-XXX 2014 15 minutes Single Titles
Lessons: XXXI-LX 2016 15 minutes Single Titles
Memory Palace 2015 2 minutes 6 seconds Single Titles
My Only Idol is Reality 2007 7 minutes 6 seconds Single Titles
Notes On Gesture 2015 10 minutes 30 seconds Single Titles
SHE MAD: Laughing Gas 2016 7 minutes 12 seconds Single Titles
VDB TV: Decades 2017 7 hours 47 minutes 37 seconds Box Sets, Compilations, Curated Compilations