Martha Rosler

American, b. 1943

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Martha Rosler

American, b. 1943

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“My art is a communicative act,” Martha Rosler says, “a form of an utterance, a way to open a conversation.” Rosler’s video, photography, installations, and performances are infamous for their political and social critique as well as their tongue-in-cheek humor. In the course of over 35 years, Rosler has produced works about the trauma following the Vietnam War, the destitution of her native New York City streets, feminism, social justice, and the separation of public and private life and their respective architectural spaces. Rosler also spent over a dozen years in Southern California between the late 1960s and the early ’80s, during which time she made some of her most famous works, including the photomontages Bringing the War Home (1967–72) and the performance film Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975).

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New Museum, and 3 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 17 more
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Biography

“My art is a communicative act,” Martha Rosler says, “a form of an utterance, a way to open a conversation.” Rosler’s video, photography, installations, and performances are infamous for their political and social critique as well as their tongue-in-cheek humor. In the course of over 35 years, Rosler has produced works about the trauma following the Vietnam War, the destitution of her native New York City streets, feminism, social justice, and the separation of public and private life and their respective architectural spaces. Rosler also spent over a dozen years in Southern California between the late 1960s and the early ’80s, during which time she made some of her most famous works, including the photomontages Bringing the War Home (1967–72) and the performance film Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975).

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
New Museum, and 3 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 17 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 7 more
Articles Featuring Martha Rosler
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Jan 23rd, 2019
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Jun 28th, 2018
How the Glitz and Excess of the 1980s Shaped Contemporary Art
Feb 21st, 2018
The Art World’s Strangest New Trend—Fermentation
Jan 3rd, 2018
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