Toronto-based Isabel M. Martínez spent her formative years in Santiago de Chile and holds a BFA from Universidad Católica de Chile. In pursue of a graduate degree she ventured into Canada and earned an MFA from the University of Guelph. With exhibitions in Chile, England, the US, and Canada, her artwork has been presented in CONTACT (2011), Magenta Flash Forward (2011), PhotoWeek DC (2011), Día Nacional de la Cultura Chilena (2011), Gallery 44 (2008), FotoAmérica Bienal (2004), and included in various public and private collections. As an artist, she is interested in the phenomenological aspects of human experience. Perception is a recurring theme within her practice, and has become a foundation for her to explore photo- based means of visual transcription for ideas that reflect on notions of time, space, simultaneity and duration. Spatio-temporal relations are predominant subjects, thus experimentation and process are at the forefront of much of her work.
// THE ANNUAL // is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual independent contemporary art event, offering an open and fertile ground for engaging and emerging practices. Over the course of four days, // THE ANNUAL // brings together artists, curators, and collectives to present new work and site-specific installations.
October 25 – 28, 2012