Martha Rosler, ‘If Pigs Had Wings’, 1988 (printed 2014), Galerie Nagel Draxler

About Martha Rosler

“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).

American, b. 1943, Brooklyn, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
récits / écrits, mfc - michèle didier, Paris
2016
5 Years at Heddon Street, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2015
Martha Rosler: Below the Surface, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Social Ecologies, curated by Greg Lindquist, The Brooklyn Rail Curatorial Projects, Brooklyn
2015
Dismantling the House, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Martha Rosler: Below the Surface, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Contemporary Magic, The Untitled Space, New York
2017
récits / écrits, mfc - michèle didier, Paris
2016
5 Years at Heddon Street, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2016
Future's dialect, Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel, Switzerland
2015
Social Ecologies, curated by Greg Lindquist, The Brooklyn Rail Curatorial Projects, Brooklyn
2015
Dismantling the House, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs
1995
Photography after Photography: memory and representation in the digital age, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
1995
Photography after Photography: memory and representation in the digital age, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
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