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
Incense, Sweaters & Ice, 2017
Prada → Show That Never Happened, 2021
She Mad: Bitch Zone, 2019
Intro to Threat Modeling, 2017
Nike X Off-White → Athlete in Progress, 2019
The Strongest, 2018
Lesson LXXV, 2017
She Mad: Laughing Gas, 2016
A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere, 2015
Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto, 2015
Memory Palace, 2015
Notes on Gesture, 2015
Lesson IV, 2014
My Only Idol Is Reality, 2007
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.