Martín Rodríguez. Image credit: Jose García Lozano

Martín Rodríguez. Image credit: Jose García Lozano

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Martín Rodríguez

Radio Aztlan

September 8 to October 8, 2022

THURSDAY, September 8, 7PM

(to be confirmed)

As a multidisciplinary artist  and independent curator, Martín Rodríguez’s work emerges from his Chicanx upbringing along the Arizona-Mexico border. His practice mixes performance with interventions and installations, investigating radio as a transformative medium. After surgery to remove a brain tumor left him temporarily paralyzed, Rodríguez searched for new meaning.  When radio signals trapped in his guitar began to sing, he seized on the phenomena, and began exploring the cracks of the radio spectrum as a material for making art. Notably, his work has been presented by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (CA), MUAC (MX), Fonderie Darling (CA), Spektrum (DE), as well as various festivals and performance venues across Canada and the US. In addition to producing his own work, he organises and curates various events, happenings, and festivals including Bodies in Resonance (2021), Acoustic Mirror (2020), the international digital art festival Sight and Sound Festival (2019), Ibrida*Pluri A/V Festival (2019), Amplified (2018) and PirateBlocRadio In-Situ (2017).  From 2014 to 2018, he worked in various positions including Co-director of Eastern Bloc, an artist-run centre dedicated to presenting emerging media artists in Montréal, Canada.