Books & Catalogues

2016 Omar Kholeif (ed.) Electronic Superhighway: From Experiments in Art and Technology to Art After the Internet, London: Whitechapel Gallery (exh. cat.)
Matt Williams and Martine Syms, ‘Martine Syms: Fact & Trouble, A Conversation with Matt Williams’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London: London
2015 ‘Solitude’, Triple Canopy, Issue 21, November
Brian Droitcour (ed.), The Animated Reader (New York: New Museum)
Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter (eds.), Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (New York: New Museum/MIT)
‘Stages of Laughter 3 - Martine Syms’, Art in America, June
Kate Berlant, Aki Sasamoto, Amy Sillman, and Martine Syms, ‘Stages of Laughter Original: I Am A Meme’, Art in America, June
‘A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere’, Art Papers, May / June, pp. 24–28
‘Problems of Representation: Martine Syms in conversation with Charles Gaines’, Flash Art, 48: 302, May / June, pp. 65–71
2014 Most Days, sound work, Mixed Media Recordings
‘The Future of Money and the Techonology of Capitalism’, Omni Reboot, 17 July
Book of Fate (New York: Miniature Garden)
2013 ‘The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto’,, 17 December 17 ‘Is Good Business Bad Art (Publishing)?’, Paperweight, 09 October ‘Fools’ (Los Angeles: Dominica Publishing)
Ethan Swan (ed.) ‘Showpaper 135’ (New York: Showpaper)
‘Why You Watch What You Watch When You Watch’ (New York: Bodega Press) ‘And In Case I Don’t See Ya’, Video on Paper
2011 Marco Kane Braunschweiler and Martine Syms, Reference Work (Chicago: Golden Age/ Museum of Contemporary Art)
Implications and Distinctions, Future Plan and Program, May


2017 Morgan Quaintance, ‘Martine Syms’s ‘The Easy Demands’’, Art Agenda, 07 February
Jocelyn Miller, ‘Martine Syms: One Woman Show’, Osmos Magazine, No. 11, Winter, pp. 41-43 Silvia Sgualdini, ‘Condo/London’, Flash Art, 27 January
D. Creahan, ‘New York - ‘The Love Object’ Curated by Tom Brewer at Team Gallery Through
February 18th, 2017’, Art Observed, 25 January
Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ‘Condo 2017 Proves That Sharing Resources In the Art World Is Possible - and Necessary’, Artnet News, 16 January
Helen Longstreth, Melissa Ray, Louise Benson, ‘Top Ten Artists of 2016’, POSTmatter, 19 December
Jennifer Kabat, ‘2016 Highlights: Jennifer Kabat’, Frieze, 09 December
Amanda Hunt, ‘Martine Syms’, Aperture Magazine #225, Winter, pp. 132–137
Emily Spivack, ‘The Phrase One Artist Lives (And Works) By’, T: The New York Times Style Magazin, 06 December
Zoë Chan, ‘Acting Out: The Visibility of Blackness in the Work of Martine Syms’, Momus 30 November
Victoria L. Valentine, ‘Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art - Black Panthers at 50, Museums Respond to Charges of Racism and Historical Inaccuracy’, Culture Type, 15 October
Amy Sherlock, ‘25 Artworks: Martine Syms ‘Notes on Gesture’’, Frieze, September Antwaun Sargent, ‘Memes Mediate an Artist’s Trip to the Dentist’, The Creators Project, 27 August
Oscar Garza and James Kim, ‘‘Made in LA’ artist, Martine Syms on how entertainment industry constructs identities’, 89.3 KPCC: The Frame, 30 June
Gracie Linden, ‘Deconstructing African American Identity into Axioms, Photos, and Colors’,
Hyperallergic, 15 June
Deborah Vankin, ‘At Hammer Museum’s ‘Made in L.A.’ biennial, Martine Syms makes her moment,’ Los Angeles Times, 11 June
Ananda Pellerin, ‘Martine Syms: Fact & Trouble’, Time Out, 17 May ‘An Interview with Martine Syms’, AQNB, 10 May
Eliza Anyangwe, ‘Martine Syms at the ICA: ‘people act like art is a white thing’’, The Guardian,
09 May
Eli Diner, ‘The Most Relative Media’, Flash Art, 308: 49, May, pp. 72–79
Dayla Benor, ‘Martine Syms on LA, coming offline, and the language of pop’, Dazed, 20 April Lauren Mackler, ‘Introduction: Martine Syms, A Pilot for a Show About Nowhere’, Vdrome Martine Syms, ‘Portfolio: Martine Syms’, Frieze, 11 April
Essence Harden, ‘Edification of the Box: Martine Syms at Human Resources LA’, SFAQ, 23 February
Carolina A. Miranda, ‘Datebook: Shaping wood into abstraction, a group show about race, life lessons in 30-second videos’, Los Angeles Times, 20 February
Hanne Mugaas and Martine Syms, ‘Martine Syms’, Kaleidoscope, no. 26, February Catherine Damman, ‘Syms’s City’, Artforum, 09 February
Laura McLean-Ferris, ‘Language, gesture and black identity’, Frieze, no. 176, Jan / Feb
Carolina A. Miranda, ‘White suitor, black maid: Martine Syms takes on black women representations in ‘Misdirected Kiss’’, Los Angeles Times, 21 January
Colby Chamberlain, ‘Martine Syms’, Artforum, January, pp. 242 – 243
2015 Scott Indrisek, ‘What Did Artists Love In 2015? A Survey’, Blouin Artinfo, 31 December Emily McDermott, ‘The Conceptual Entrepreneur’, Interview Magazine, 29 December Catherine Wagley, ‘8 L.A. Artists and Art-World Figures To Watch in 2016’, LA Weekly Gillian Young, ‘Martine Syms’, Art in America, 11 December, p. 137
Lauren Palmer, ‘20 Emerging Female Artists to Keep on Your Radar’, Artnet News, 09 December
Carolina A. Miranda, ‘KCET kicks off 7th season of ‘Artbound’ with hourlong special on contemporary black artists’, Los Angeles Times, 17 November
‘Of Note: Martine Syms’, The New Yorker, 26 October, p. 08
‘Martine Syms’, Modern Painters, December 2015, p. 108
Freda Nada, ‘Marine Syms: Vertical Elevated Oblique’, Topical Cream, 21 October
Marialuisa Pasto, ‘Martine Syms - Vertical Elevated Oblique, Bridget Donahue’, Aujourd’hui, 14 October
Scott Indrisek, ‘5 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York: Sarah Sze, Julia Bland, and More’,
Modern Painters, 09 October
Karen Rosenberg, ‘Critic’s Choice: Martine Syms’s Master Class in Micro-Acting for the YouTube Age’, Artspace, 06 October
Johanna Fateman, ‘Critics’ Pick: Martine Syms’, Artforum, 02 October
Jessica Lynne, ‘Black Womanhood and the Language of the Hand’, ArtSlant, 02 October ‘Notes on Gesture: Martine Syms’, Dis Magazine, 17 September
Thea Ballard, ‘Screen Time: An artist plumbs media, past and present’, Modern Painters,
September, pp. 48–50
‘The Unreliable Narrator’, interview with Aram Moshayedi, Mousse #49, Summer, pp. 62–69 Emily Manning, ‘let martine syms and kahlil joseph unlock your mind’, Vice Magazine: i-D, May
2011 Britt Julious, ‘Black by Distribution: A Conversation with Martine Syms’,, 31 August