An underlying provocation of a call to relook threads through Martin's practice. A driving question of her recent artwork involves the role of art and media, more broadly, in the social and psychological construction of race and citizenship and its intersection with representation, agency, nostalgia, and identification. In working with performers for moving image, Martin employs a methodology of rehearsal, improvisation, and negotiation of narrative in unpacking character, language, and context.
Jennifer Martin (b 1990) is based in London, working with moving image, photography and installation. Her work operates in part as interventions and articulations of social-racial dynamics and lived experiences.
Martin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art (2018) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2013). Martin was awarded the Stuart Croft Foundation Education Award 2018 and is part of the FLAMIN Fellowship 2019. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Primary, Nottingham, UK (2019); Turf Projects, London, UK (2019); Cypher BILLBOARDS, London, UK (2019). Recent group exhibitions include Aesthetica Art Prize, York, UK (2019); arebyte Gallery, London, UK (2018); Lychee One Gallery, London, UK (2017); and Villa Iris, Fundación Botín, Santander, ES (2015).
Image: Jennifer Martin, Meanwhile on Set..., moving image installation view, 2018, digital photography