MARTINE SYMS is an artist who has earned wide recognition for a practice that combines conceptual grit, humor, and social commentary.

Now Playing

  • 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

  • Capricorn, 2019

  • The Strongest, 2018

  • Lesson LXXV, 2017

  •, 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

Who is she?

She 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, Celine, Kanye West, and NTS, 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 CCartalkLA, a monthly radio show on NTS. She also runs Dominica Publishing.

Dominica Publishing


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