Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California, whose work examines the assumptions of contemporary America, particularly the way that identity and memory are transformed by the shifting boundaries of business and culture.
From 2007–11, Martine Syms directed Golden Age, a project space focused on printed matter that she founded. She currently run DOMINICA, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness as a topic, reference, marker and audience in visual culture. Syms has lectured at Yale University, REDCAT, SXSW, Light Industry, Project Row Houses, the Houston Museum of African American Art, California Institute of the Arts, University of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and MoMA P.S.1, among other venues. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including presentations at the New Museum (New York), Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), MCA Chicago, Young Art (Los Angeles), The Green Gallery (Milwaukee), and White Flag Projects (St. Louis).