Books & Catalogues


Michelle Kuo, Stuart Comer (eds.), Signals: How Video Transformed the World (New York (NY): The Museum of Modern Art, 2023)


Martine Syms & Rocket Caleshu, The African Desperate (New York (NY): Nightboat Books, 2022)

Martine Syms, Irene Calderoni and Amanda Sroka (eds.), Neural Swamp. The Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media (New Heaven (CT), Yale University Press, 2022)

Dara Jaffe & Stacey Allan (eds.) Spike Lee: Director’s Inspiration (New York (NY): Delmonico Books; Los Angeles (CA): Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 2022)

Francesca Gavin, Rough Version, The NTS Interviews With Francesca Gavin, 2016-2021 (London: At Last Books, 2022)


Margot Norton, Lynn Hershman Leeson: Twisted (New York (NY): New Museum, 2021)

Kayla Romberger, Ulises (eds.) Publishing as Practice: Hardworking Goodlooking, Martine Syms/Dominica Bidoun (Los Angeles (CA): Inventory Press LLC, 2021)

Roberta Tenconi, Vicente Todoli and Fiammetta Griccioli (eds.), INDEX Maurizio Cattelan (Milan: Pirelli HangarBicocca / Marsilio Editore, 2021)

Martine Syms - STRAIT: Études Books N°23 (Paris: Études Books, 2021)


Yilmaz Dziewior, Gregor Muir (eds.) Andy Warhol Now (Cologne: Walther Koenig Books, 2020)

Meg Onli & Amber Rose Johnson (eds.), Colored People Time (Philadelphia (PA): Institute of Contemporary Art; Philadelphia (PA): University of Pennsylvania, 2020)

Martine Syms, Shame Space (New York (NY): Primary Information, 2020)

Martine Syms, Paul Chan and Giampaolo Bianconi, Petra Cortright (Milan: Skira Editore, 2020)

Alex Da Corte, Claus Due, William Pym (eds.), Hilton Als, Charlie Fox, Martine Syms, Moritz Wesseler, TRUE LIFE (London: Sadie Coles HQ; Cologne: Walther Koenig Books, 2020)


Stuart Comer (ed.), member: Pope.L, 1978-2001 (New York (NY): The Museum of Modern Art, 2019)

Martine Syms: BOON. (Berlin: Revolver Publishing, 2019)

Anna Briz, Yishun Li, Seymour Polatin, Wenzhou Wu, Emilia Huiqian Yin, Out of Character: Self-Imaging through narratives (Los Angeles (CA): University of California, 2019)

Ringier Annual Report 2018: Martine Syms (Zurich: Corporate Communications, Ringier AG, 2019)

Isobel Harbison, Performing Image (Cambridge (MA): MIT Press, 2019)


Sheila Majumdar (ed.), I WAS RAISED ON THE INTERNET (Chicago (IL): MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2018) 

2017 Amy Kazymerchyk, Christina Sharpe and Diamond Stingily, Borrowed Lady: Martine Syms (exh. Cat.) (Burnaby: SFU Gallery, 2017)

Omar Kholeif, Sarah Perks (eds.) Fear Eats the Soul (Manchester: HOME Publications, 2016)

Omar Kholeif (ed.) Electronic Superhighway: From Experiments in Art and Technology to Art After the Internet (exh. cat.)(London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2016) 


Brian Droitcour (ed.), The Animated Reader (New York: New Museum, 2015)

Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter (eds.), Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (New York: New Museum; Cambridge MA: The MIT Press, 2015)

A Thread or Line That Holds Things Together: 99 Subtle Maneuvers (Oakland CA: Publication Studio Oakland, 2015)


041 Book of Fate (New York: Miniature Garden, 2013)

135 Showpaper cover (New York: SHOWPAPER, 2013)

Martine Syms, The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto (online, Rhizome, 2013)

2012 Fools (Los Angeles: Dominica Publishing, 2012)

Marco Kane Braunschweiler and Martine Syms, Reference Work (Chicago: Golden Age; MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2011)

Implications and Distinctions: Format, Content and Context in Contemporary Race Film (Future Plan and Program, 2011)





Juliana Halpert, ‘Martine Syms’s “Loser Back Home”, E-Flux Criticism, 21 July 2023

‘Artists Martine Syms and Ben Babbitt Ruminate on Cellists and Hypnotists’, CULTURED, 20 June 2023

Shana Nys Dambrot, ‘Martine Syms Surveys What Remains at Sprüth Magers’, LA Weekly, 15 June 2023

Fiona Duncan, Diamond Stingily, Martine Syms and Rocket Caleshu, ‘The African Desperate’, Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2023, pp.100-103

Gazelle Mba, ‘Martine Syms’, FACT, spring/summer 2023, pp. 182-195

Maximilíano Durón, ‘2023 Guggenheim Fellowships Go to Artists Kapwani Kiwanga, Martine Syms, Pamela Council, and More’, ARTnews, 07 April 2023

Dennis Lim, ‘Signals: How Video Transformed the World’, E-Flux Criticism, 24 March 2023

Matthieu Jacquet, ‘In ‘The African Desperate’, Filmmaker Martin Syms Pokes Fun at the Art World’, Numéro, 16 March 2023

Pierre d’Alancaisez, ‘‘Everybody Is Trying So Hard to Look Like They’re Not Trying’: Martine Syms’s Art-School-Insider Satire’, Art Review, 06 February 2023


‘Martine Syms and Precious Okoyomon Need Space to Breathe’, Interview Magazine, 9 December 2022

‘Power 100’, Art Review, 01 December 2022

‘Martine Syms and Daisy Zhou Discuss the Nuances of an Artistic Life’, W Magazine, 28 October 2022

Nick Chen, ‘Martine Syms’ new film exposes the inbuilt racism of art school’, Dazed, 25 October 2022

Emmanuel Onapa, ‘The Story Behind Martine Syms’ Debut Film, The African Desperate’, AnOther, 24 October 2022

Darla Migan, ‘‘There’s This Illusion That It’s an Equalizer’: Artist Martine Syms on How Her New Film Explodes the Myth of the MFA Education’, Artnet News, 24 October 2022

Nicolas Rapold, ‘“The African Desperate’ Expands the Movies” Narrow View of the Art World’, The New York Times, 21 October 2022

Kemi Alemoru, ‘With ‘The African Desperate’, Director Martine Syms Turns the Coming-Of-Age Party Film into a Work of Fine Art’, gal-dem, 21 October 2022

Mini Anthikad Chhibber, Martine Syms on ‘The African Desperate’: A Freudian slip that became the title’, The Hindu, 20 October 2022

Dara Birnbaum, Lauren Cornell and Martine Syms, ‘Slippage and Misdirection: Dara Birnbaum in Conversation with Martine Syms’, Frieze, 28 September 2022

Anni Irish, ‘Martine Syms’s first feature film gleefully deconstructs the MFA Experience’, The Art Newspaper, 16 September 2022

Alex Greenberger, ‘Martine Syms’s Debut Feature Film Is an Uproariously Funny Art World Satire’, ARTnews, 15 September 2022

Travis Diehl, ‘The Many Lives of Martine Syms’, The New York Times, 02 September 2022

Leah Gallant, ‘The sitcom as social critique: Martine Syms foregrounds Black banality in major Chicago exhibition’, The Art Newspaper, 29 August 2022

Shawn Ghassemitari, ‘Martine Syms Presents the First Season of ‘She Mad’ at MCA Chicago’, HypeArt, 11 Aug 2022

Anna Furman, ‘From ‘Barbies scissoring’ to ‘contorted emotion’: the artists using AI’, The Guardian, 11 July 2022

Stephan Salisbury, ‘After ‘a world of change,’ artist Martine Syms brings forth ‘Neural Swamp’’, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 05 July 2022

Samantha Ozer, ‘Martine Syms discusses her film The African Desperate and the lore of graduate school’, art21, July 2022

Bard College, ‘CCS Bard Summer Exhibitions Delve Into Video Art and Black Melancholia’, HYPERALLERGIC, 24 June 2022

Jareh Das, ‘Martine Syms Takes the Art School to Task’, Ocula, 01 June 2022

Mark Asch, ‘The African Desperate Review: Martine Syms’ Directorial Debut Is Full of Insight and Vitality’, The Playlist, 04 May 2022

Leonardo Goi, ‘ND/NF Review: The African Desperate is a Boisterous Portrait of Academia, Artistry, and Aimlessness’, The Film Stage, 03 May 2022

Matthieu Jacquet, ‘La Famille Artistique de Martine Syms: Portrait par Danielle Levitt’, Numéro art, No.10, May-August 2022, pp.152-163

Nelson Kim, ‘“I Want to Make Big, Unforgettable, Life-Changing Works”: Martine Syms on Her New Directors/New Films Closing-Night Film, The African Desperate’, FILMMAKER, 29 April 2022

Greta Rainbow, ‘Martine Syms’ first feature film satirizes the MFA experience’, i-D Magazine, 29 April 2022

Nicolas Rapold, ‘Living On: Movies to Look Out For at New Directors/New Films’, MoMA, 20 April 2022

Essence Harden, ‘What does it mean to be truly alive in L.A.? Martine Syms is using film to figure out’, Los Angeles Times, 24 February 2022

Hannah Ongley, ‘Martine Syms illuminates a space between secular and sacred at Prada Mode Los Angeles’, Document, 22 February 2022

Aria Hughes, Artist Martine Syms Wanted Prada Mode Guests to Feel Recognized With ‘HelLA World’, Complex, 19 February 2022

Alessandra Codinha, ‘Prada Fêtes Artist Martine Syms and Frieze in Los Angeles’, Vogue, 18 February 2022

‘With Her Latest Prada Commission, Artist Martine Syms Explores Her Love and Hate for Los Angeles’, Artnet News, 16 February 2022

Róisín Tapponi, ‘The First Feature Film From Martine Syms Is a Hazy, Alluring Send-Up of the Art World’, Vogue, 02 February 2022           


Jess Cole, ‘Martine Syms’, MARFA #16, Autumn-Winter 2021, pp. 172-181

Bianca Heuser, ‘Views: Keep On, Keeping On’, Spike Art Magazine, Issue #69, Autumn 2021, pp. 156-157

Madeleine Seidel, ‘Martine Syms: Loot Sweets’, The Brooklyn Rail, 25 September 2021

Simon Wu, ‘Securing Transactions: Martine Syms at Bridget Donahue’, Art in America, 13 September 2021

Martha Schwendener, ‘Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now’, The New York Times, 10 September 2021

Rachel Willcocks, ‘Martine Syms Pictures the Black American Dream’, ArtReview, 23 July 2021

Ellie Wiseman, ‘Glasgow International Stands to Attention’, Ocula Magazine, 30 June 2021

Lauren Elkin, ‘The Liverpool Biennial’s Blinkered Approach to Feminist Art’, Frieze, 17 June 2021

Hettie Judah, ‘Glasgow International: screens lure eyeballs but it’s the sculptures that thrill – review’, The Guardian, 11 June 2021

Tessa Moldan, ‘London Gallery Weekend: Shows to See’, Ocula Magazine, 02 June 2021

Oli Basciano, ‘In Situ’, Elephant #45, Spring/Summer 2021

Ben Luke, ‘Our critic’s choice of London Gallery Weekend shows: Central’, The Art Newspaper, 27 May 2021

Mark Westall, ‘Martine Syms’ Soft’, FAD Magazine, 25 May 2021

Polina Kuznetsova, ‘Prada Linea Rossa Reveals Spring/Summer 2021 Collection’, Cr Fashion Book, 07 April 2021

Abby Aguire, ‘Is There Anything Bad Bunny Can’t Do?’, W Magazine, 05 April 2021

Zainab Jama, ‘Martine Syms has Big Feelings Too’, The Face, 24 March 2021

Arden Fanning Andrews, ‘Artist Martine Syms And Lil Miquela Creator Trevor McFedries On Why You Don’t Need To Find Your Purpose Before You’re 30’, Artnet News, 31 March 2021

Megan N. Liberty, ‘Martine Syms’s Shame Space’, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2021

Allison Conner, ‘Martine Syms’s New Book Is an Irreverent Performance of Contemporary Living’, Hyperallergic, 04 January 2021


Louise Malcolm, ‘Is London’s Cork Street Revival All That it is Set Out to Be?’, Cobo Society, 17 November 2020

Annie Armstrong, ‘In Conversation with Martine Syms’, GARAGE, no. 19, 30 October 2020, pp. 174-181

Annie Armstrong, ‘Smarter Child’, Garage Magazine, 30 October 2020

Claire Selvin, ‘Martine Syms, Sondra Perry, and More Shortlisted for Rolls-Royce Commission’, ARTNews, 21 October 2020

Kabir Jhala and Louisa Buck, ‘Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend’, The Art Newspaper, 16 October 2020

Joshua W. Potter, ‘London’s Sadie Coles HQ & Cork Street Galleries Presents: “Ugly Plymouths” – A Martine Syms Exhibit’, Culture Honey¸13 October 2020

Chris Fite-Wassilak, ‘London Roundup’, Art-Agenda, 09 October 2020

Hettie Judah. ‘Pop-up space odyssey: how to do Frieze with no Frieze’, The Guardian, 09 October 2020

Lucy Stranger, ‘Frieze Week Gallery Trail’, Go with Yamo, 06 October 2020

‘Artwork by Martine Syms’, Purple Magazine, issue ‘Purple Love’, p. 517

Steffani Jemison, ‘Martine Syms’, BOMB Magazine, Issue 153, Fall 2020 cover, pp. 42-53

Sophie Bew, ‘Art Project: Martine Syms’, AnOther Magazine, Issue 36, Spring Summer 2020, pp. 482-491

Andrew Rysseth, ‘Gorrilas in Cowboy Boots, Fish Full of Dynamite- Darren Bader’s AR App is in Beta’, ARTnews, 06 April 2020

Martine Syms, ‘How Martine Syms Fell in Love with Aretha Franklin’, Frieze Week, 10 February 2020

Helen Holmes, ‘Martine Syms and Melvin Edwards Among United States Artists Grant Award Winners’, Observer, 22 January 2020

Ashleigh Kane, ‘Art Shows to leave the house for this month’, Dazed, 10 February 2020

Deborah Vankin, ‘Frieze Week L.A. 2020: Your guide to talks, screenings, performances and parties’, Los Angeles Times, 06 February 2020

‘Martine Syms and Nari Ward among 2020 United States Artists Fellows’, ARTFORUM, 22 January 2020

Alex Greenberger, ‘United States Artists Names 2020 Recipients of Coveted Fellowships, Including Howardena Pindell, Martine Syms, Cameron Rowland’, ARTnews, 22 January 2020

Martine Syms, ‘Misdirected Kiss’ [extract], WID, January 2020


Kathryn O’Regan, ‘Martine Syms. “Anything you do on camera is like a performance”’, SLEEK #60, Winter 2019, pp. 42-47

MiriamKatzeff, ‘Best of 2019’, ARTFORUM, December 2019, p. 189

Tyler Watamanuk, ‘A Sculpture/Chair That Asks "Who Is Going to Grab My Booty?"’, Garage, 27 October 2019

‘Intermission: Capricorn’, L’Officiel USA, 16 October 2019

Isaac Joseph, ‘Ain’t nothing like the real thing’, LALA Magazine, Summer 2019, pp. 118-125

Nicole-Ann Lobo, ‘Where We Could Go; The 2019 Whitney Biennial’, Commonweal, 24 July 2019

Beatrix Ruf, ‘The Image Is Now Part of My Flesh. Martine Syms in Conversation with Beatrix Ruf’, Mousse Magazine, Issue 67, Spring 2019

Ernest Macias, ‘Martine Rose Shares the Weird Secret to Her Fashion World Success with the Artist Martine Syms’, Interview Magazine, 10 April 2019

Mimi Chu, ‘Martine Syms’s Misdirected Kiss’, Frieze: The 200th Issue, January / February 2019 

Hiba Ali, ‘An Expression of the Divine: A Review of Martine Syms at the Graham foundation’, New City Art, 12 January 2019

Amarie Gipson, ‘Order of Appearance: In Chicago Show, Martine Syms Examines How Blackness Is Performed, Absorbed and Circulated’, ArtNews, 08 January 2019

Lori Waxman, ‘Martine Syms’, 4Columns, 04 January 2019


Third Magazine, ‘Martine Syms’, Third Magazine, 2018

William J. Simmons, ‘Martine Syms resets the traditional bounds of identity’, Cultured Magazine, December 2018 

Maisie Skidmore, ‘Martine Syms, artist, on Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl’, AnOther Mag, Autumn-Winter 2018, p. 120

Kimberly Drew, ‘Martine Syms’, WIP Magazine, November 2018, pp. 24-33

Eddy Frankel, ‘Show of the week: Martine Syms. Grand Calme’, Time Out, 11 – 17 September 2018, p. 80

Maurizio Cattelan and Marta Papini, ‘Interview with Martine Syms’, Purple, Fall 18, pp. 218-21

Anne Bourassé, ‘Martine Syms pas si Calme à la Galerie Sadie Coles’ [extract], Point Contemporain, September – November 2018

Jareh Das, ‘Shows during Frieze: London Lowdown’, Ocula, 20 September 2018

‘Martine Syms Grand Calme’, Journal, September 2018

Bryony Stone, ‘“Fear and desire for connection and the blocks to it”: artist Martine Syms on her exhibition Grande Calme’, It’s Nice That, 20 September 2018

Ian Caldwell, ‘Grande Calme or Grande Dame: Martine Syms at Sadie Coles HQ’, Ian The Architect, 06 September

Dylan Jones, ‘Martine Syms: “Don’t be afraid to be narcissistic”’, GQ, 09 September 2018

Chris Fite-Wassilak, ‘The Best of London’s September Exhibitions’, Frieze, 05 September 2018

Charlotte Jansen, ‘Martine Syms’s Lessons on Black Radicalism’, Elephant, 02 September 2018

Cara, ‘Martine Syms: Grand Calme’, Boundary, 18 September 2018 

B. Ingrid Olson, ‘The Global Beat: B Ingrid Olson on Martine Syms’, Art in America, August 2018


Amy Kazymerchyk, ‘Borrowed Lady Martine Syms in Conversation with Amy Kazymerchyk’, C Magazine, Issue 132: Force, Winter 2017

Jocelyn Miller, ‘Martine Syms: One Woman Show’, Osmos Magazine, No. 11, Winter 2017, pp.    41-43 

Helen Longstreth, Melissa Ray, Louise Benson, ‘Top Ten Artists of 2016’, POSTmatter, 19 December 2017

Jennifer Kabat, ‘2016 Highlights: Jennifer Kabat’, Frieze, 09 December 2017

Amanda Hunt, ‘Martine Syms’, Aperture Magazine #225, Winter 2017, pp. 132–137 

Zoë Chan, ‘Acting Out: The Visibility of Blackness in the Work of Martine Syms’, Momus 30 November 2017

Isobel Harbison ‘The Body is a Technology’, Frieze, 13 November 2017

Steven Cairns, ‘An Interview with Martine Syms: Incense Sweaters & Ice’, ICA London, November 2017

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 2017

Amy Sherlock, ‘25 Artworks: Martine Syms ‘Notes on Gesture’’, Frieze, September 2017

Antwaun Sargent, ‘Memes Mediate an Artist’s Trip to the Dentist’, The Creators Project, 27 August 2017

Steven Cairns, ‘An Interview with Martine Syms: Incense Sweaters & Ice’, ICA London, November 2017

Oscar Garza and James Kim, ‘‘Made in LA’ artist, Martine Syms on how entertainment industry constructs identities’, 89.3 KPCC: The Frame, 30 June 2017

Gracie Linden, ‘Deconstructing African American Identity into Axioms, Photos, and Colors’, Hyperallergic, 15 June 2017

Carol Cooper, ‘Martine Syms’s Interactive MoMA Installation Explores The Tyranny Of Screens’, The Village Voice, 14 June 2017

Deborah Vankin, ‘At Hammer Museum’s ‘Made in L.A.’ biennial, Martine Syms makes her moment,’ Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2017

Antwaun Sargent, ‘At MoMA, Martine Syms Puts Black Female Identity under the Lens’, Artsy, 31 May 2017

Alex Fialho, ‘Interviews: Martine Syms’, ARTFORUM, 22 May 2017

Ananda Pellerin, ‘Martine Syms: Fact & Trouble’, Time Out, 17 May 2017

‘An Interview with Martine Syms’, AQNB, 10 May 2017

Eliza Anyangwe, ‘Martine Syms at the ICA: ‘people act like art is a white thing’’, The Guardian, 09 May 2017

Eli Diner, ‘The Most Relative Media’, Flash Art, 308: 49, May 2017, pp. 72–79 

Dayla Benor, ‘Martine Syms on LA, coming offline, and the language of pop’, Dazed, 20 April 2017

Terence Trouillot, ‘‘Conceptual Entrepreneur’ Martine Syms Will Bring Augmented Reality Storytelling to MoMA’, Artnet News, 12 April 2017

Lauren Mackler, ‘Introduction: Martine Syms, A Pilot for a Show About Nowhere’, Vdrome, 2017

Martine Syms, ‘Portfolio: Martine Syms’, Frieze, 11 April 2017

Rizvana Bradley, ‘INCENSE SWEATERS & ICE’, Kaleidescope, Spring 2017

Essence Harden, ‘Edification of the Box: Martine Syms at Human Resources LA’, SFAQ, 23 February 2017

Carolina A. Miranda, ‘Datebook: Shaping wood into abstraction, a group show about race, life lessons in 30-second videos’, Los Angeles Times, 20 February 2017

Hanne Mugaas and Martine Syms, ‘Martine Syms’, Kaleidoscope, no. 26, February 2017

Catherine Damman, ‘Syms’s City’, Artforum, 09 February 2017

Morgan Quaintance, ‘Martine Syms’s ‘The Easy Demands’’, Art Agenda, 07 February 2017

Laura McLean-Ferris, ‘Language, gesture and black identity’, Frieze, no. 176, Jan / Feb 2017

Carolina A. Miranda, ‘White suitor, black maid: Martine Syms takes on black women

Silvia Sgualdini, ‘Condo/London’, Flash Art, 27 January 2017

D. Creahan, ‘New York - ‘The Love Object’ Curated by Tom Brewer at Team Gallery Through February 18th, 2017’, Art Observed, 25 January 2017

representations in ‘Misdirected Kiss’’, Los Angeles Times, 21 January 2017

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ‘Condo 2017 Proves That Sharing Resources in the Art World Is Possible - and Necessary’, Artnet News, 16 January 2017

Colby Chamberlain, ‘Martine Syms’, Artforum, January 2017, pp. 242 – 243 


Emily Spivack, ‘The Phrase One Artist Lives (and Works) By’, T Magazine, 06 December 2016

Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, ‘Martine Syms’, Ocula Conversations, 15 December 2016

Zoe Chan, ‘Acting Out: The Visibility of Blackness in the Work of Martine Syms’, MoMus, 30 November 2016

Anna McNay, ‘Martine Syms: “I am interested in the idea of the gulf between your lived experience and its representation”’, Studio International, 05 September 2016

Catherine Damman, ‘Syms’s City’, Art Forum, 02 September 2016

Antwaun Sargent, ‘Memes Mediate an Artist’s Trip to the Dentist’, Creators, 27 August 2016

Dalya Benor, ‘Martine Syms on LA, coming offline and the language of pop’, Dazed, July 2016

Jori Finkel, ‘Made in L.A. at the Hammer, Excavates Hollywood’s Past’, The New York Times, 19 June 2016

‘An Interview with Martine Syms’, Scarab, 10 May 2016

Eliza Anyangwe, ‘Martine Syms at the ICA: “People act like art is a white thing’, The Guardian, 09 May 2016

Martine Syms, ‘Portfolio’, Frieze, 11 April 2016

Essence Harden, ‘Edification of the Box: Martine Syms at Human Resources LA’, NYAQ / LXAQ / SFAQ, 23 February 2016


Scott Indrisek, ‘What Did Artists Love In 2015? A Survey’, Blouin Artinfo, 31 December 2015

Emily McDermott, ‘The Conceptual Entrepreneur’, Interview Magazine, 29 December 2015

Catherine Wagley, ‘8 L.A. Artists and Art-World Figures to Watch in 2016’, LA Weekly, 28 December 2015

‘Martine Syms’, Modern Painters, December 2015, p. 108 

Gillian Young, ‘Martine Syms’, Art in America, 11 December 2015, p. 137 

Lauren Palmer, ‘20 Emerging Female Artists to Keep on Your Radar’, Artnet News, 09 December 2015

Carolina A. Miranda, ‘KCET kicks off 7th season of ‘Artbound’ with hourlong special on contemporary black artists’, Los Angeles Times, 17 November 2015

‘Solitude’, Triple Canopy (online), Issue 21, November 2015

‘Of Note: Martine Syms’, The New Yorker, 26 October 2015, p. 08 

Freda Nada, ‘Marine Syms: Vertical Elevated Oblique’, Topical Cream, 21 October 2015

Marialuisa Pasto, ‘Martine Syms - Vertical Elevated Oblique, Bridget Donahue’, Aujourd’hui, 14October 2015

Scott Indrisek, ‘5 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York: Sarah Sze, Julia Bland, and More’, Modern Painters, 09 October 2015

Karen Rosenberg, ‘Critic’s Choice: Martine Syms’s Master Class in Micro-Acting for the YouTube Age’, Artspace, 06 October 2015

Johanna Fateman, ‘Critics’ Pick: Martine Syms’, Artforum, 02 October 2015

Jessica Lynne, ‘Black Womanhood and the Language of the Hand’, ArtSlant, 02 October 2015

‘Notes on Gesture: Martine Syms’, Dis Magazine, 17 September 2015

Thea Ballard, ‘Screen Time: An artist plumbs media, past and present’, Modern Painters, September 2015, pp. 48–50 

‘The Unreliable Narrator’, interview with Aram Moshayedi, Mousse #49, Summer 2015, pp. 62–69

‘Stages of Laughter 3 - Martine Syms’, Art in America, June 2015

Kate Berlant, Aki Sasamoto, Amy Sillman, and Martine Syms, ‘Stages of Laughter Original: I Am A Meme’, Art in America, June 2015

‘A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere’, Art Papers, May / June 2015, pp. 24–28

‘Problems of Representation: Martine Syms in conversation with Charles Gaines’, Flash Art, 48: 302, May / June, 2015. pp. 65–71

Saul Austerlitz, ‘Look MoMA, I’m on TV!’, The New Republic, 06 March 2015

Emily Manning, ‘Let Martine Syms And Kahlil Joseph Unlock Your Mind’, Vice Magazine: i-D, May 2015

2014 ‘The Future of Money and the Techonology of Capitalism’, Omni Reboot, 17 July 2014

‘The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto’,, 17 December 2013

Is Good Business Bad Art (Publishing)?’, Paperweight, 09 October 2013

2011 Britt Julious, ‘Black by Distribution: A Conversation with Martine Syms’,, 31 August 2011
2014                        Most Days (New York: Mixed Media  Recordings, 2014)