Martine Syms

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Martine Syms (American, born 1988) 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.


Presented with the Graham Foundation

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Martine Syms, SHE MAD: Laughing Gas, 2016. Four-channel digital color video installation, with sound, wall painting, laser cut acrylic, artist’s clothes; edition number four of five plus one artist’s proof. 6 min., 59 sec.