Alexandra M Martens Serrano

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Tekenaar

Omschrijving werk

Marten’s artistic practice suggests and speculates alternative models of allowing objects to communicate knowledge and experiences by forming platforms in which for a brief moment stories, which are not yet governed by the primacy of reason can be brought forth. As a result the search for the transcendental object is born in a space where play compels reality to surrender the dogma of its unconditional validity in order to flirt with possibility. In her work Martens tends to examine the formation of beliefs and modes of discourse in a semi anthropological and playfully associative approach, in which the concept of estranged history is contemplated. Through the investigation of objects, images and symbols the historical narrative of thought processes within the cognitive development of humans is questioned and furthermore altered to challenge the streams of information which have led to the conventions and principles of our norms and behaviours today.

Werk

Accidental Lessons
Titel Accidental Lessons
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving entities categorised with qualities that exceed their physical presence, thus we explore their ethereal selves and their development of item into symbol. The project adapts the structure of an archive which consists of an ever expanding series of works that piece together the history of these entities and their uses, both historically proclaimed uses as well as potential new ones.
Techniek
Formaat
What Men Knew
Titel What Men Knew
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Component of project: The Perils of Discovery. The process of the work inhabits a place between time, in which the past, present and future are thrown off their linear course, as a discourse is created around them as objects, that are conceptually intent on the release of knowledge in methods not dependent on conventional forms of rational, scientific and human models of information exchange and understanding.
Techniek Mixed Media
Formaat
Innate Systems 1.0
Titel Innate Systems 1.0
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving
Techniek Hand sown textile
Formaat
Titel
Jaartal
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Relics of St.Forgot
Titel Relics of St.Forgot
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving (RELIC) Derivative of the word Relinquo - meaning I leave or I abandon. 7. A once widespread linguistic form that survives in a limited area but is otherwise obsolete. ST. FORGOT emblem of all the moments you abandon willingly or not.
Techniek Wax Sculpture, Graphite and Colour Penci
Formaat
The Perils of Discovery
Titel The Perils of Discovery
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving The Perils of Discovery Is a project which constitutes the exploration of a specific form/object repeated through out various contexts in history. The objects which have influenced this on going project have their roots in hand crafted historical artefacts but their originals will, nonetheless, remain undisclosed; sufficient to say they are derivative of both great dynasties as well as representatives of anonymous fragments of our social evolution, and are both examined and explored without hierarchy.
Techniek Photographic Documentation
Formaat
Guidance Catalogue
Titel Guidance Catalogue
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving The Guidance Catalogus illustrates and interprets the objects to form a comprehensive understanding of their functions by allowing them to activate themselves through physical action and mental gestures.
Techniek Ink on Paper
Formaat
Innate Systems 2.0
Titel Innate Systems 2.0
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving
Techniek installation, Copper, coal, metal
Formaat
Reality Problem
Titel Reality Problem
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Photographic documentation testing the fragility of reality the moment you turn your back on it.
Techniek Photographic Documentation of Action
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Marten’s artistic practice suggests and speculates alternative models of allowing objects to communicate knowledge and experiences by forming platforms in which for a brief moment stories, which are not yet governed by the primacy of reason can be brought forth. As a result the search for the transcendental object is born in a space where play compels reality to surrender the dogma of its unconditional validity in order to flirt with possibility. In her work Martens tends to examine the formation of beliefs and modes of discourse in a semi anthropological and playfully associative approach, in which the concept of estranged history is contemplated. Through the investigation of objects, images and symbols the historical narrative of thought processes within the cognitive development of humans is questioned and furthermore altered to challenge the streams of information which have led to the conventions and principles of our norms and behaviours today.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters A.M
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Alexandra Martens
Samenwerkingsverband
Website alexandramartens.nl

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Autonoom 2011-2014 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Greengates School Mexico City Photography 2005-2007

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Maakhaven
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief Maakhaven

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2016 Gallerie Vonkel Overal en Altijd GROEP
2015 EXO Just a Rumor Spread by Life GROEP
2014 EXO 'In Your Living Room Drawing Edition' exhibition GROEP
2014 V.R.O.M '35 titles for a Group Show' group exhibition GROEP
2014 KABK Den Haag 'Graduation Festival' GROEP
2013 BH139 'Concrete Plans' GROEP
2013 Beeklaan Den Haag In Your Living room GROEP
2013 Maakhaven 52’07’87’’ GROEP
2013 Nest 'Where art we going?'
2012 Film Huis Den Haag Uitgelicht

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2016 Billytown Residency Billytown

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2014 Hoogland!: Graduation Festival, KABK, Den Haag villalarepubblica.wordpress.com
2014 Eindexamen Expositie; KABK Den Haag lost-painters.nl
2014 Lichting 2014: KABK Beeldverslag Kunstbeeld.nl

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2017 Mondriaanfonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent
2016 Pro Invest Subsidy, Stroom Den Haag