MARTINE SYMS is an artist who has earned wide recognition for a practice that combines conceptual grit, humor, and social commentary.
The African Desperate Official Trailer, 2022
The Non-Hero, 2021
The Fool, 2021
The African Desperate is now streaming on MUBI!
Who is she?
Martine Syms has shown extensively including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and ICA London. She has also done commissioned work for brands such as Prada, Nike, and Celine, among others. She is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award, a United States Artists fellowship, the Tiffany Foundation award, and the Future Fields Art Prize. She is in a band called Aunt Sister and hosts Double Penetration, a monthly radio show on NTS. She also runs Dominica Publishing.