Coco Martin is a self-taught photographer, architect and educator born and raised in Peru. He lives between Lima and New York and exhibits regularly since 1991. His art work has been featured recently at the Museo Arte Contemporáneo in the context of the 2014 Bienal de Foto in Lima, Perú. Martin’s work was also shown at the First Biennial of Photography of Puerto Rico (1998), Second Biennial of Lima, Peru (2000) and at the Biennial of Photography of Quito, Ecuador (2001) and at the Organization of American States Museum in Washington, D.C. (2008). His artwork was recently added to the permanent collections to the FoLA Fototeca Latinoamericana Museum in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and to the Museo de Arte de San Marcos in Lima (Peru). He has been recognized with the Exhibit Grant Award from the Council on the Arts for Staten Island, New York, and selected to exhibit at the 2005 Annual Juried Exhibition at Staten Island Museum.
Opus Incarnate, his most ambitious series to date, was shown in La Galeria and Lima Photo Art Fair in August 2012, where he introduced scannographies as part of his photographic research and creative practice and getting wide press coverage. One scannography was finalist in the 2014 LensCulture Portrait Awards in June 2014 and other was selected TOP TEN winner in the Latin American Fotografía 3 for the AI-AP 2014 travel exhibition and catalog. Recent reviews includes: aCurator by Julie Grahame and Dispatches from Latin America by David Schonauer. This body of work was selected a weekend portfolio by Elodie Mailliet for the disappeared french blog Le Journal de la Photographie in April 2013 and by Christy Karpinski for True/False exhibition for F-Stop Magazine in June 2013. It was selected to participate at the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) in Latvia also in 2013.
His work has been featured with interviews in ADORE NOIR MAGAZINE Vol 32, and in Creative Monday blog, in Die Angst - 1st edition of a Berlin based Photo Magazine (October 2015); aCurator blog - by Julie Grahame. featured artist - Feb 2015; ALBÜM magazine from GALERIA MÜ, Colombia (Print issue, November 2014); in L'Oeil de la Photographie (online, August 2014); ARTE AL LIMITE, Chile (print issues, 2009 and 2012); GUP and Fotografi (Norway) both online in 2013. Also in NYARTS Magazine (NY, USA); GATOPARDO Magazine (Colombia); ARTMOTIV (Lima, Peru); Revista HELIO (Lima, Peru); LOCUS Magazine (Baltimore, USA), among others. He has participated in the 2005 Loisaida Cortos Latino Film Festival in NY and in the AELLA FotoLatina in Paris in 2006 (Catalog).
Back in August 2010 his solo show entitled New Neighbors was held in La Galería (Lima, Peru) and became a traveling exhibition at the Peruvian American Cultural Institute - Arequipa (Nov. 2010) and Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C (Sep. 2011). This body of work was also selected to participate in Peruvian Art Now, a group exhibition at the Isabel Aninat Gallery in Santiago de Chile and runner-up for the Forward Thinking Museum, 4th Quarter Photography Contest in 2010.
Recent group shows includes: Fotofilmic/PULP 04 - Juried International Showcase/Print Exhibition - Bowen Island, BC Canada (January 2017); Texas Photographic Society 2016 MOS29; Finalist Mira Mobile Prize 2016 - Porto, Portugal; "Tribe" at Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Oregon, US, Juror: Blue Mitchell.; 5 festival de Fotografia de Tiradentes 2015 - AI-AP travel Exhibition, Minas Gerais, Brazil curated by Guilherme Horta. ComparArt, Museo de la Nacion, Lima Peru curated by Carlo Trivelli. "La fotografía después de la fotografía" curated by Jorge Villacorta and Carlo Trivelli at Museo Arte Contemporaneo de Lima (2014); seven editions of LIMA PHOTO 2010-16 Photo Art Fair at La Galería de Arte Contemporáneo. Other group shows include: LUST. Group Exhibition curated by David Bram at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2012); Newspace Center for Photography, 2012 Themed Black & White exhibition; New Directions 2011 | Moments of Being at Wall Space Gallery Santa Barbara, California, curated by David Bram; Prix de la Photographie Paris, PX3 2011 Competition - Bronze Award, Portraiture - Culture Category; The Center for Fine Art Photography, 'Center Forward' Juried Exhibition 2011; One Life Photography Project, International Photography Competition, Top 100 runner-up and official selection in the Kontinent Awards 2013.
Coco Martin is represented in Lima, Peru by
La Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo