Daria Martin
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  • Daria Martin
  • Birthdate: 1973
    Birthplace: United States | California
    Gender: Female
    Lives and Works in: United Kingdom | England
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    Daria Martin's films aim to create a continuity or parity between disparate artistic media (such as painting and performance), between people and objects, and between internal and social worlds. Human gesture and seductive imagery meet physically mannered artifice to pry loose viewers’ learned habits of perception. Mistranslation opens holes for imagination to enter or exit.

    Subjects such as robots, an archive of dream diaries and close-up card magic, are explored within isolated spaces such as the wings of a theatre, a military academy, or a scaled up modernist sculpture. These protective yet fragmented settings, full of seams and shadows, stand in for the capacities of the film medium itself, a permeable container that consumes and recycles the world at large.
  • Biography
  • AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

    2018

    Winner, Jarman Award, London.

    2016

    Wellcome Trust Arts Award, London
    Arts Council Grant for the Arts, Oxford

    2014

    AHRC Mid-Career Fellowship, London

    2012

    Leverhulme Network Award
    The Leverhulme Trust, London

    2010

    Wellcome Trust Arts Award, London

    2009

    Philip Leverhulme Prize The Leverhulme Trust, London

    2008

    Wellcome Trust Arts Award, London
    Artist in residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco

    2007

    Artist in residence, The Watermill Center, New York

    2002

    Artist in residence, Delfina Studios Trust, London

    1999

    Artist in Residence, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    (C) denotes that a catalogue was or will be published in conjunction with the exhibition

    2019

    Tonight the World
    Curve Gallery, Barbican, London

    2018

    A Hunger Artist
    Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

    A Hunger Artist
    Maureen Paley, London

    2017

    A Hunger Artist
    Schering Stiftung, Berlin

    Subjects and Objects
    VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland

    2016

    At the Threshold
    Maureen Paley, London

    2014

    Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities
    (Daria Martin and Susan Hiller) California College of the Arts, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, California (C)

    2013

    One of the Things That Makes Me Doubt
    Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (C)

    Sensorium Tests
    Galeria Stadtpark, Krems, Austria (C)

    2012

    Sensorium Tests
    Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes (C)

    2011

    Daria Martin with Anna Halprin
    Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

    2009-2010

    Three M Commission: Minotaur
    Touring Exhibition
    MCA Chicago, New Museum, New York, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (C)

    2008

    BP British Art Displays 1500-2008
    Tate Britain, London

    Maureen Paley, London

    2007

    Continuous Project Altered Monthly
    Curated by Jens Hoffmann
    CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

    PERFORMA07, New York

    S.M.A.K., Ghent

    2006

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

    Wintergarden
    Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

    2005

    Five Fights
    Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg (C)

    Daria Martin
    Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich (C)

    Man and Mask
    Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

    Daria Martin
    Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart

    Soft Materials
    The Showroom, London (C)

    2004

    Daria Martin: Closeup Gallery
    Hotel, London

    2003

    Daria Martin: Art Now Lightbox
    Tate Britain, London

    Closeup Gallery
    Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva

    2001

    Birds Gallery Two
    Andrea Rosen Gallery New York

    TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

    2006

    A world of pleasures to win
    Daria Martin and Bernd Kraus Curated
    by Melanie Ohnemus, dreizehnzwei, Vienna (C)

    Choreographic Turn
    Daria Martin and Peter Welz
    MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge

    2004

    Sophie Macpherson and Daria Martin
    Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2018

    Strange Days: Memories of the Future, curated by Massimiliano Gioni,180 The Strand, The Store X New Museum London, UK

    Film London Jarman Award Touring Programme, touring: The Mac, Belfast; Towner, Eastbourne,Spike Island, Bristol; Glasgow Film Theatre; Dundee Contemporary Arts; Turner Contemporary, Margate; FACT,Liverpool; Nottingham Contemporary; Firstsite, Colchester; G39, Cardiff and The Whitechapel Gallery, London

    Bauhaus and America, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany (C)
    Synesthesia, High Line Art, New York, USA

    Somewhere In Between, Wellcome Collection, London, UK

    2017

    Performer and Participant: Switch House opening exhibition, Tate Modern, London

    Myths of the Marble, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway, touring to ICA Philadelphia, USA

    Apparatus – Technologies of Persuasion, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany.

    I Want! I Want! – Art and Technology, Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum

    2016

    The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

    The New Human, Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden, touring to Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

    Frestas Triennial: Between post truths and events, Sesc Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil (C)

    Queering the Nonhuman, organised by Kaos GL Association, Abud Efendi Mansion, Istanbul, Turkey.

    The Electric Comma, V-A-C+KADIST, V-A-C Foundation, Venice, Italy.
    Gwangju Media Art Festival 2017, Gwanju Media Art Platform, Gwanju, South Korea.

    2015

    14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER A Theory of Thought Forms
    Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Art, Istanbul (C)

    Mystery Theater Sports Bar
    The Machine Project Mystery Theater, Los Angeles

    Tate Liverpool, UK

    Exercises in Empathy
    Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

    Eppur si muove; Art et technique, un espace partagé
    Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (C)

    2014

    How the Tangible Shapes the Mind
    Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany

    10th Shanghai Biennale
    Shanghai, China (C)

    2013

    Man-Space-Machines: The Theatre Experiments of the Bauhaus Dessau Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau

    Weird Science, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York (C)

    2012

    Man in the Holocene
    MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA (C)

    Performance Now
    Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA

    Kadist – Pathways into a Collection
    Misheng Art Museum, Shanghai

    2011

    Animism
    Generali Foundation, Vienna, (C)

    Blockbuster
    Curated by Jens Hoffman Masin, Museo de Arte de Sinaola, Sinaola, Mexico, touring to Macro, Museo Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico (C)

    Move: Art and Dance since the 60s
    Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, touring to K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany (C)

    2010

    Animism
    Extra City & M HKA Antwerp, Belgium (C)

    A Nude Man’s City
    Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Move: Art and Dance since the 60s
    Hayward Gallery, London, UK touring to Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany. K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

    One Thing Leads to Another, Everything is Connected; Artworks from Stanmore to Stratford
    Art On The Underground, London

    2009

    Art for Art’s Sake 09 -
    Disharmonic Harmony Museo della Musica, Bologna, Italy

    Le Sang d’un Poet
    Saint-Nazaire Biennale Nantes, France

    2008

    Manifesta 7
    Trentino, South Tyrol, Italy (C)

    2007

    PERFORMA07
    New York (C)

    Wolfgang von Kempelen
    Man-[in the]-Maschine ZKM Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe

    Earth?
    Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin

    2006

    ACTION ed.
    fracpaca, Marseille

    If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history
    The Showroom, London

    Poor Man’s Expression
    (reading and film projection as part of the group exhibition)
    Kino Arsenal, Berlin

    Protections
    Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (C)

    Tate Triennial
    Tate Britain, London (C)

    Women of Europe
    City of St Tropez

    Uncertain States of America
    Touring Exhibition
    Bard Art Museum Bard College, New York, Reykjavik Art Museum, Hernig Art Museum, Denmark, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2 Moscow Biennial for Conteporary Art, Moscow (2007) (C)

    2005

    The British Art Show 6
    The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (C)

    A Certain Tendency in Representation Thomas
    Dane Gallery, London

    Emblematic Display
    Curated by Catherine Wood
    Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

    U-Move
    Galeria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Italy (C)

    Beck’s Futures
    Touring Exhibition:
    Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and others (C)

    2004

    In the Palace at 4 a.m.
    Curated by Catherine Wood Alison Jacques Gallery, London

    100 Artists See God
    Curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston
    Touring Exhibition: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and others (C)

    Feast of Silenus
    Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

    2003

    The Moderns
    Museo Castello di Rivoli, Turin (C)

    Paris is Burning
    Entwistle Gallery, London

    Bootleg
    Spitalfields Market, London

    The Fragile Underground
    Curated by David Thorpe
    Bart Wells Institute, London

    2002

    Al Respecto 7
    Rafael Tous Foundation, Barcelona

    2001

    Tirana Biennale
    National Gallery, Tirana (C)

    Sharing Sunsets
    Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson

    Not at Home
    Solitude Gallery, Stuttgart

    2000

    Sentimental Education
    Curated by David Rimanelli
    Deitch Projects, New York

    And She Will Have Your Eyes
    Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva

    New School
    Works on Paper, Los Angeles

    M.F.A. Thesis Show
    UCLA New Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles

    1999

    Black Dragon Society
    Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles

    PERFORMANCES

    2013

    The Unlearning
    (in collaboration with Theresa Wong and Massimilano Mollona) Roulette, New York, U.S.A

    2010

    Lapped Translated Lines
    (a collaboration with choreographer Rosemary Butcher) Lilian Baylis studio, London

    2007

    Harpstrings and Lava
    Watermill Center, New York

    2006

    Regeneration
    (a collaboration with Zeena Parkins) Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, London

    Object Relations
    Hayward Gallery & Art Basel Miami Beach

    The Wedding will not take Place
    Poor Man’s Expression, Kino Arsenal, Berlin

    2004

    Spring is the Future, Concert in the Egg
    Curated by Emma Robertson and Jo Stella-Sawicka
    The Ship, London

    TEACHING

    2006 — Present

    Professor of Art
    The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford

    Fellow
    St John’s College, Oxford

    April — December 2008

    LUX Mentoring Scheme
    London

    January — April 2008

    Guest Artist
    Sculpture Department, California College of Arts, San Francisco

    TALKS, SYMPOSIA & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

    2018

    Transmission, a performance-lecture, Film London Jarman Award Weekend 2018, Whitechapel Gallery, London.

    In Conversation: Daria Martin and Sara Cluggish, Abbeydale Picture House, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK,

    A Hunger Artist in The visceral body, across time and disciplines, the Warburg Institute, School of Advances Study, University of London.

    2017

    Daria Martin in conversation with Declan Long, VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland.

    2016

    Daria Martin in conversation with Emily Pethick, Maureen Paley, London in collaboration with The Showroom, London.

    Fictional Matters, CCA, Glasgow, UK

    2015

    Thought Forms and Brain Waves—Neuro-Aesthetics and Art,
    14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul, Turkey.

    Mirror-Touch: Thresholds of Empathy with Art,
    part of ‘We (not I)’ at South London Gallery, London, UK.

    2014

    Mirror-Touch: Empathy, Spectatorship and Synaesthesia
    Tate Modern, London (symposium convenor).

    Daria Martin in conversation with Genine Lentine and Heidi Rabben
    CCA Wattis Institute of the Arts, San Francisco, USA.

    2012

    Boxes Lecture
    Royal College of Art, MFA programme in sculpture, London

    2011

    Maya Deren: New Reflections, Symposium, Choreography, For A Camera
    Daria Martin in conversation with Rosemary Butcher, part of Maya Deren: 50 Years On, BFI, London

    Lecture and Screening, Renewing Deren’s Legacy: Daria Martin, part of Maya Deren: 50 Years On, BFI, London.

    Lecture and Screening, Séance for Maya Deren, part of Maya Deren: 50 Years On, BFI, London

    2010

    UCI Graduate Studio Art Lecture Series: Yvonne Rainer and Daria Martin Perfect Lovers, University of California, Irvine

    Daria Martin and Anna Halprin in conversation, Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, Los Angeles

    2009

    Daria Martin In Conversation with Anne Collard, Remaking Anna Halprin, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Lecture and Screening, Mapping the Lost Highway: New Perspectives on David Lynch, Symposium, Tate Modern, London

    2008

    Lecture and Screening
    CCA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

    MFA Seminar, Translations
    (with Ammiel Alcalay and Paul La Farge), key lecture: Synasethesia and the Translations of the Senses, Bard College, New York

    Lecture
    Art and Perception, Movement and Stasis, (with Colin Blakemore), University of Bristol, UK

    Lecture
    Royal College of Art, MFA programme in photography

    2007

    Talk and screening
    St John’s College, Oxford

    Lecture
    Slade School of Art, University of London

    Lecture
    Anthropology Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London

    2006

    Artist’s Talk
    (with Peter Welz, moderated by Bill Arnig)
    MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge

    Daria Martin
    (screening and lecture)
    Secession, Vienna

    Dance and Art in London
    (screening and lecture)
    Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv

    Daria Martin
    (lecture about the works affinities with Joseph Cornell and Emily Dickinson)
    Arnolfini, Bristol

    Daria Martin
    (lecture and screening)
    The Royal College of Art, London

    Four Women
    a talk on Anna Halprin, Carolee Schneemann, Zeena Parkins and Nina Fog, part of the symposium Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice, sponsored by If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution
    De Appel, Amsterdam

    British Art Talks: Music
    (lecture and panel discussion with Mark Leckey and Ryan Gander)
    Tate Britain, London

    Screening and Lecture
    Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

    2005

    Daria Martin
    (screening and lecture)
    Swiss Centre, Paris

    The New Moderns: Second Annual Conference
    The Showroom, London

    2004

    The New Female Voyeurism
    (screening and panel discussion)
    The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

    bfi and Tate: International Symposium: By Design: Film Fashion Art Architecture
    (screening and talk)
    Tate Modern, London

  • Exhibitions
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    • A Hunger Artist | Daria Martin

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