FRONT International
Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

Adriana Martinez

Courtesy of the Artist

Born in 1988, Adriana Martinez was raised in Colombia where she is currently based. She studied art at the Universidad De Los Andes in Bogotá. She received a postgraduate residency degree from ISA, Habana, Cuba. Since 2011 she co-founded MIAMI in Bogotá, which is both a studio house composed of twelve artists and a space that develops exhibitions and artist talks on a monthly basis. She is part of the artist run gallery Carne.

She is part and co-founder of Ruberta (Opening on September 10th 2017) a new collaborative exhibition space in Glendale, L.A, shared by Galería Agustina Ferreyra (Mexico City), Lodos (Mexico City), Proyectos Ultra Violeta (Guatemala City) Bikini Wax (Mexico City) and Carne (Bogotá). Each year, Ruberta will play host to a September group exhibition involving all of the participating galleries, followed by five successive two-month residencies one for each gallery. The shows and publications that have been most relevant in her career are: she won the CONSCAR Flora grand in 2014 to produce and make a show in Flora Ars-Natura curated by José Roca in Bogotá, Colombia in 2015. She was part of Take Me Im Yours curated by Hans Urlich Obrist, Jens Hoffman and Kelly Taxter for The Jewish Museum in NY, NY in 2016. She was invited to show in La Segunda Bienal Tropical curated by Pablo Leon De La Barra, Stefan Benchoam, Marina Reyes Franco and Radames Juni Figueroa in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2016. She had her first international solo show in MOCAD Detroit on February 2017. A review of her work is featured in ARTFORUM’s February 2017 issue and a review of her solo show in MOCAD can be read online in Hyperallergic.