Isabel M. Martínez
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the eye can't see itself


darkness is the light that has not yet reached us


the lag between prediction and response


tiempo

polychronics

quantum blink


horizon (x3)

the weekend




statement


 
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EDUCATION

2003
2000

Master in Fine Arts, School of Fine Arts and Music, University of Guelph, Guelph ON, CA
Licenciatura en Arte, Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Bellas Artes, Pontificia Universidad Católica de 
Chile,
Santiago, CL



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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Het Scheenbeen en Het Kuitbeen (two-person), Theoretische Kunstprojecten, The Hague, NL
Quantum Blink
, VI Bienal Internacional Fotográfica Bogotá, curated by Gilma Suárez, Fotomuseo Museo Nacional de la Fotografía / Cero Galería, Bogotá, CO
Clin Quantique
, curated by Oliver Nouveau, De Visu Galerie, Metz, FR
The Weekend
, featured exhibition for CONTACT Photography Festival, curated by Persilia Caton, The Gladstone, Toronto ON, CA
Accrual, TIW Gallery, Toronto ON, CA
Echo, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Vitrines), Toronto ON, CA



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Urban Green: Artscarp, Public Art Project celebrating Canada 150, curated by Sally Frater, Sam Lawrence Park, Hamilton ON, CA
Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival
, Co-presented by the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton ON, CA
Alternative Facts
, curated by Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation, New York NY, USA
Constructores
, Fotomuseo Museo Nacional de la Fotografía, Bogotá, CO
Interstices, curated by Sally Frater and Tamara Tolero, Sur Gallery, Toronto ON, CA
Atlántica Colectivas
, FotoNoviembre XIII Bienal Internacional de Fotografía de Tenerife, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, ES
Módulos
, public installation, VI Bienal Internacional Fotográfica Bogotá, Fotomuseo Museo Nacional de la Fotografía, Bogotá, CO
Love Art, preview exhibition (with EBA), First Canadian Place, Toronto ON, CA
SCANOFF
, SCAN Terragona Festival Internacional de Fotografía, curated by Pep Escoda, Antigua Audiencia, Calatunya, ES
Paraty em Foco
Festival Internacional de Fotografia, Sao Paulo, BR
Affordable Art Fair, New York NY, USA
Love Art, Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto ON, CA
SNAP, Arta Gallery, Toronto ON
PPAC, curated by Lesley Martin and Andy Adams, Philadelphia Photo Arts Centre, Philadelphia PA, USA
Freehand, 99 Gallery, Toronto ON, CA
Armory Arts Week, CART NY, New York NY, USA

Salon Art Prize, Griffin Gallery, London, UK
Salon Art Prize, Matt Robert Arts Gallery, London, UK
 
The Annual (formerly UpArt), Queen West Art Fair, cuarted by Noa Bronstein and Deborah Wang, The Gladstone, Toronto ON, CA
Flash Forward Festival Boston, featured exhibition for
Magenta Festival, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston MA, USA
Collecting Photography, Collecting The World, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Beaverbrook NB, CA
Timeraiser, Distillery District, Toronto ON, CA   
Magenta Flash Forward, The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland ME, USA
Magenta Flash Forward, Airship 37, Toronto ON, CA
Magenta Flash Forward, PhotoWeek DC, Washington DC, USA
The Shilian City, a Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes production, National Day of Photography,
August 19, 2011, CL
Middle Ground, CONTACT Photography Festival, Twist Gallery, Toronto ON, CA

26th Annual Juried Exhibition, SAC, The Papermill Gallery, Toronto ON, CA
Bank on Art, 952 Queen St. West, May 2010, Toronto ON, CA

Black Hole, Parallel Gallery, London, UK



ART PROJECTS 

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The Latent Image, New York NY, USA
Pensar en Fotografia,
Santiago, CL

Culturehall
, New York NY, USA
Souvenirs from Earth
, curated by Alex Crichton, FR
CART, New York, NY, USA
Photographic Museum of Humanity, London, UK
Papirmass, 2012 Artist Print Run, Montreal QC, CA; Vermont, USA

Pictured Past Future Perfect, Shifting Tenses in Contemporary Photography, a project by Susan Dobson and
Alison Nordstöm, CA

PMS 485 CIsabel M. Martínez – Quantum Blink, curated by José Carlos Marques, PT
Centro Virtual de la Fotografía Chilena, Catálogo de Fotografía, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, CL

Bank on Art, Toronto ON, CA

 

RESIDENCIES

2017
2013
Visiting Artist in Residence, OCAD University, Toronto ON, CA
The Future is Coming Everyday
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 led by Elizabeth Zvonar, Thematic Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point,
Toronto Island ON, CA
Nomadic Residency Council, Airline Artist-in-Residence Program, IAH–YYZ



ARTIST TALKS

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2011

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2010

September Artist Lectures, facilitated by Benjamin Freedman, The Assembly, Toronto ON, CA
Low Res
, course instructed by Darren Rigo, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto ON, CA
The Lag Between Prediction And Response (via land-line telephone)
, Theoretische Kunstprojecten, The Hague, NL Medium and Large Format Photography, instructed by Surendra Lawoti, OCADU, Toronto ON, CA
Proof 18, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto ON, CA
Doors Open, The Weekend featured exhibition for CONTACT 2011, The Gladstone, Toronto ON, CA
Canadian Art School Hop, The Weekend featured exhibition for CONTACT 2011, The Gladstone, Toronto ON, CA
Accrual, TIW Gallery, Toronto ON, CA



AWARDS | GRANTS

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Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Visual Artist Grant, ON, CA
Ontario Arts Council
, Exhibition Assistance Grant, ON, CA
Toronto Arts Council, Emerging Visual Artist Grant, ON, CA
Ontario Arts Council
, Exhibition Assistance Grant, ON, CA
LensCulture Awards, LensCulture, Paris, FR
FOAM Magazine, Talent, Runner-up, Amsterdam, NL
The 
Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward 2012: Winner Emerging Canadian Photographer, CA
BlackFlash Magazine, Optic Nerve Image Competition, Honorable Mention, SK, CA 
ARTslant, 1st 2012 Showcase Winner, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Visual Artist Grant, ON, CA
The 
Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward 2011: Winner Emerging Canadian Photographer, CA
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant, ON, CA
SAC, 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, ON CA

Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant, ON, CA
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant, ON, CA
The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward 2007: Honorable Mention Canadian Emerging Photographer, CA
Board of Graduate Studies International Student Grant, University of Guelph
Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph ON, CA
Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship, University of Guelph ON, CA
Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph ON, CA



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY | PRESS (* interview)

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The Artbo, curated by Jelena Osmolovska, San Francisco CA, USA, July 10, 2017
BEX Magazine
, Glosario de Artistas Latinoamericanos, Mayo 2017, San Carlos de Bariloche, AR
Prefix Photo Magazine
(cover), Portfolio: Darkness Is the Light That Has Not yet Reached Us, Scanning the Archives, Issue #34, Fall/Winter 2016, Toronto ON, CA

Kapsula Magazine
(cover), THE END, Final Issue 2016, Toronto ON, CA
Marina Bellezza by Silvia Avallone (cover), dtv Verlagsgesellschaft, DE

Carteggi Letterari
, Critica e Dintoni, InVersi Fotografici XI – Peskes (il dono), i desideri e il sopravvivere: Izet Sarajlicvs Isabel M. Martínez, Milan, IT, April 18th, 2016
Cross Connect Magazine
, Echo by Isabel M. Martínez, curated by Roberto Cruz Niemiec, April 2016
The Latent Image
, Nerve, NY, USA, Ferbruary 5th, 2016

Pensar en Fotografía
, Soportes Fotográficos Contemporáneos, Tercer Número, Verano 2016, Santiago, CL
Oxford American
(cover), The Fiction Issue, Issue #89, Summer 2015, Little Rock AR, USA, 2015
Kapsula Magazine (cover), Possible Worlds 2/2, May Issue 2015, Toronto ON, CA
enRoute Magazine, May Issue 2015, CA

Revista OLD
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Portfolio: Isabel M. Martinez, Issue #43, March 2015, Sao Paulo, BR*
Flash Forward 10,
Special Anniversary Edition 4-book set Celebrating 10 Years of Flash Forward, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, CA, 2014
The Huffington Post, Arts & Culture, This is What the World Looks Like, According to Quantum Mechanics by Katherine Brooks, July 25, 2014
Slate Magazine photo blog Behold
, Mesmerizing Portraits That Capture Multiple Moments in a Single Second by David Rosenberg, July 22, 2014*
FOCO Fotografía Contemporánea
, Galerías, MX, June 9, 2014
LensCulture
, curated by Jim Casper, FR, May 6, 2014
The Passenger Times ø Photography & Art, curated by Nicoletta Polli, April 2014, Rome, IT
Mínimos III, curated by Jorge Piccini, Editorial BEX, AR, 2014
Rough Italia, Rough Fetish: for Isabel M. Martinez, Arts & Culture, IT, November 27, 2013
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Il Post, L’attimo fuggente by Giulia Ticozzi, IT, October 15, 2013
Beautiful Decay, Quantum Mechanics Inspires Double Exposure Photographs by Danny Olda, Sept 16, 2013
iGNANT.DE, Sept 13, 2013
Kwerfeldein Magazin, September 2013, Bonn, DE
BEX Magazine #23: Especial Chile, Junio 2013, San Carlos de Bariloche, AR

De Gids: Literair Tijdschrift, Nummer 4: Bakens & dwaallichten, June 2013, Amsterdam, NL

Resource Magazine, The Experiment: Playing with Time by Isabel M. Martinez, Spring 2013 Issue, New York, USA
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lash Forward 2012: Emerging Photographers from Canada, USA, UK, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, CA
Papirmass, Artist Interview: Isabel M. Martinez, Issue #35, November 2012, Montreal QC, CA; Vermont, USA
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FOAM Magazine, Issue #32: Talent, October 2012, Amsterdam, NL
BlackFlash Magazine, Optic Nerve, Issue #29.3, October 2012, SK, CA 
Fast Company Magazine, Issue #169, October 2012, New York NY, USA
The Creators Project, Quantum Blink Photo Series Questions Our Perception Of Time, July 5, 2012
Fast Company, The Human Mind's Wavering Eye, Frozen In A Single Photo written by Mark Wilson, June 27, 2012
Juxtapoz, Quantum Blink by Isabel M. Martinez, June 21, 2012
PMS 485 C Magazine, Questionnaire, Women in Photography, Issue #1, Number 1, May 2012, PT* 
Creatie Magazine, Tot Leven, Favoriete Creatie, Issue #9, Number 2, April 2012, Amsterdan, NL
Oitzarisme, Isabel M. Martinez – Quantum Blink, curated by Constantin Nimigean, RO, February 18, 2012
Artflakes, Isabel M. Martinez: Quantum Blink, February 2, 2012
LPV Magazine Online, Photographs on the Brain, January 31, 2012
FlavorWire, Photographs That Play Tricks on Your Brain, January 20, 2012
Designboom, Isabel M. Martinez: Quantum Blink, January 20, 2012
My Modern Met, Mind-Bending Vertical Strips of Alternating Images, January 18, 2012
Vvork, Vienna, AT, January 17, 2012
Flash Forward 2011: Emerging Photographers from Canada, USA, UK
, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, CA

The Magenta Links, curated by Konstantinos Flamiatos, GR, July 4, 2011
Foro Latinoamericano de Fotografía, Horizon (x3) por Isabel M. Martínez, Sao Paulo, BR, May 4, 2011
Chilenización de la Fotografía, Horizon (x3) por Isabel M. Martínez, curated by Mane Adaro, CL, May 2, 2011
Zupi Brazil, Reinventando o Tempo, BR, February 2, 2011
LOUDreams, The Weekend by Isabel M. Martinez, January 31, 2011
Art Sponge, The Weekend by Isabel M. Martinez, curated by Patrick Caire, January 30, 2011
Darkmoon Lilith Journal, Issue #4, Winter 2011, Portland OR, USA
Foro Latinoamericano de Fotografía, The Weekend by Isabel M. Martínez, Sao Paulo, BR,
November 14, 2010
Chilenización de la Fotografía, Fin de Semana por Isabel M. Martínez, curated by Mane Adaro, CL,
November 8, 2010   

Lighthouse Magazine, Artist Portfolio: Accrual, Volume #8, 2010, Ottawa ON, CA
Chilenización de la Fotografía, Same Time, Different Hours, curated by Mane Adaro, CL, September 12, 2009

 

COLLECTIONS

FotoMuseo, Museo Nacional de la Fotografía, Bogotá, CO
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
, Fredericton NB, CA
Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston MA, USA 
The Framework Foundation, Toronto ON, CA
Nth Art Collective, London, UK
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, CL
Private collections CA, CL, CO, DE, NL, UK, US

 

 
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