Martha Atienza (b. 1981, Manila, Philippines) lives and works in Bantayan Island, Philippines. She has moved between the Netherlands and the Philippines throughout her life. Constantly oscillating between these two cultures has had a profound influence on her focus as an artist. Her practice explores installation and video as a way of documenting and questioning issues around environment, community and development. Atienza’s selected solo exhibitions include Our Islands, Art Basel Statements, Basel, Switzerland (2017); Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan (2017); Equation of State, Silverlens, Manila, Philippines (2019) and Free Jazz IV – Geomancers, Singapore Art Week, Singapore (2022). Her recent group exhibitions include Honolulu Biennial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2019); Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2020); Anticipating the Day, Silverlens, Manila, Philippines (2020); Construction of Truths, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines (2020); INUNDATION: Art and Climate Change in the Pacific, University of Hawaii, Manoa Art Gallery, Hawaii, USA (2020) and SOUTH SOUTH VEZA, SOUTH SOUTH Platform (2021).

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